Mary (Mamie)

Mary (Mamie) McLindon

May 9th 1937 — Jun 24th 2024 (87 years)

Biography

Fare thee well mo nighean donn


With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Mary (Mamie) McLindon, who left us on June 24, 2024, at the age of 87, surrounded by her loving family at Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre in Cobourg, Ontario.


Mamie was preceded in death by her parents, former spouse, Albert, brother Daniel, sister Anne, nieces Mary and Eileen, nephew Ryan, son-in-law Scott and her BFF Genette. She is survived by her much-loved children: Jim (Robin), Colin, Julia, and Sharon, son-in-law Richard; grandchildren Daniel (Erin) and Clara (Josh); her brother John and sister-in-law Joyce. Mamie will be sadly missed by her loving nieces Jackie, Yvonne, Audrey and Donna, her nephews Duncan, Michael, Daniel, Paul and Jason. Great Auntie Mamie to Heather, Keith, Grant, Lauren, Jenna, Rachel, Carson, Kylar, Daxton, Stephen, Kathleen, Callum, Paul, Adam, Alasdair and wee Iris.


Mum’s beloved Babe will forever hold a place in our hearts.


Born at home in Dunoon, Scotland, a force of nature entered this world in the wee hours of May 1937. The highlands echoed her life, from her majestic pride to her poignant spirit. She took on everything that life cast her way, from hardships to celebrations. Mum was our “Braveheart” a fierce soul that refused to yield.


At the age of 15, Mum started her nursing career, working at the Stirling Royal Infirmary and later at the Bannockburn Fever Hospital. She immigrated to Canada in the winter of 1963, arriving in Halifax harbor, the ship listing to one side with the weight of black ice. The journey continued onto New York harbor, then via train to Union Station, Toronto, starting a new life in Canada.


Mum continued her nursing career, working at Providence Villa in Scarborough, Ontario, and later at the Ajax-Pickering Hospital (ER). While raising her children and working full time at the hospital, she attended night school in the city, obtaining additional credentials. This led her to a move closer to Toronto, working at the Orthopedic and Arthritic Hospital. After she retired, she would often take extra shifts with the Red Cross Ambulance services, embodying her lifelong commitment to caring for others.


Mum’s life will be fondly remembered not only for her professional achievements but for the profound impact she had on all who were fortunate enough to know her. Her absolute essence, her unwavering dedication to family, and her numerous passions and intellectual interests, will leave an indelible mark on the hearts of her family, friends, and acquaintances.


A heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Towers of Port Hope, for their care and support. Mum often spoke about the staff and their acts of kindness, some going above and beyond to ensure her comfort.


Thank you to the health teams that treated Mum, from her family doctor for over 30 years, Dr. Hollander, to the Paramedic home team, VON, Dr. Mulé, Dr. Fernando, and the wonderful PSW’s and Nursing team at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg.


A special thank you to Karen for your words of comfort and the exceptional Nurses and staff at Ed’s Place. The quality of tender care and dignified support you provided will always be cherished.


As per Mamie’s wishes, a private service will be held with her family. Mamie asked that you have a wee dram in her honor, “Slainte Mhath” (Slan chi Va)


She will forever be cherished as our faithful mother "Màthair dìleas." May her soul rest in eternal peace and her memory live on forever in the hearts of those who were blessed enough to know her.


In honor of Mamie, please consider a donation to one of the following programs:
• CNIB Guide Dog - Support a future guide dog that will help give freedom and independence to a person with sight loss. Gifts from generous supporters means CNIB Guide Dogs can raise, train and match guide dogs with Canadians with sight loss, and handlers never pay a cent.
• Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre Foundation . Ed’s House relies on and is strengthened by support from the community. Email at edshousedonorinfo@commcare.ca



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