BRADY – Mary Ellen, 61, of Bonny Lea Farm, Chester, formerly of Milton, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Harbourview Haven, Lunenburg on Friday, September 22, 2017.
Born in Milton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ethel (Wile)(Croft) Brady.
Mary Ellen was a former client of Queens Adult Service Centre in Milton before moving to Bonny Lea Farm in Chester where she was an active participant in many of the day to day functions. She was an avid wrestling fan, enjoyed bowling as well as music and movies.
She is survived by her brothers George (Brenda) Brady of Milton and Lowell (Colleen) Brady of Jeddore Oyster Pond. Half sisters Greta Hogan of Mississauga, ON; Dorothy Richards of Brooklyn. Half brother Murray Croft of Milton.
She was predeceased by her half sister Florence Withrow and half brother Arthur Croft.
Visitation will be Monday, September 25, 2017 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Reverend Russell Prime officiating. Reception to follow. Burial will be in Milton Community Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Bonny Lea Farm , Chester. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Peggy and Richard Hatt
Dear George , Murray and families
Richard and I would like to express out deepest sympathies on the loss of your sister .
Sincerely Peggy and Richard
Bev & Mike Llewellyn
to George & Brenda, Lowell & Colleen and family
So sorry to hear about Mary Ellen passing. Please accept our condolences.
Sorry to hear of Mary Ellen,s Passing I remembered she to work at Queens Adult Service Centre she was loving kind person i ever meet and she is now in Heaven flying with the Angles R I P Mary Ellen
To MaryEllens family,
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one. It’s been years since I’ve seen Maryellenbut I remember her when Mrs. Hazeldine held her classes in Beach Meadows School. Maryellen was loved by everyone. May she R.I.P. . She was such a sweetheart.
Dear George, Lowell, Murray and families, I have fond memories of Mary Ellen when she was little and how your Mama would sit and rock her in her old rocking chair. Mary Ellen may have been born with a disability, but she was loved and cherished just the same. God forms us all in our Mother’s wombs and He doesn’t make mistakes! Mary Ellen was here for a reason and will be remembered by all of those who were fortunate to know her. My love and prayers are with you during this time of sadness and loss, but remember that “Jesus loves the little children” and Mary Ellen was so childlike that I’m sure that it included her. Jesus also said, “Let the little children come unto me and forbid them not.” … I believe that this is a very happy transition for Mary Ellen. She has finally been set free to do all of the things that other people take for granted! Try not to just look at it as a time of grieving, but also a time of rejoicing for Mary Ellen, who is healthy and happy at last! …Love from Lynn & Larry xoxo
Anne And Steve MacDonald
Dear George, Brenda and family . Steve and I are so sorry to hear of your loss . Our sincere condolences
Mary Ellen welcomed our son Adam to their house at Bonny Lea Farm several years ago. Always kind and affectionate. Mary Ellen will be missed and our family have yours in our thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry to hear of Mary Ellen’s passing.My condolences to her family.May she rest in peace.
Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth
George & Families – We were very sorry to hear of Mary Ellen’s passing. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these troubling times.
George, Brenda, and Family
We are very sorry to hear of your loss.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Cathy & Rollie
To: Mary Ellen’s Family
Mary Ellen walked this earth, I believe as an Angel. She was one of the most kind and compassionate persons I know. I worked with Mary at Bonny Lea for many years and will miss her dearly. She will also be sadly missed by her many friends and staff at Bonny Lea!
Mary finally got the wings she deserves and is now free of pain and suffering! RIP sweet lady!
Sincerest sympathy to all who love you, dearest Mary!
My heartfelt condolences to Mary Ellen’s family. I am so grateful to have been able to share some time with this lovely lady.
George,Lowell and families,I was sad to hear of Mary Ellen’s passing,Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Andy and Bev Mooers
George and family.
Our sincere condolences for your loss.
So Thankful that I had the pleasure of knowing this unique and beautiful little lady.RIP Mary Melon… I just know the angels will love your hugs, tickles and giggles like we did. My Sincere Condolences to her family❤️
She was a sweet person.She was always having a good time where ever she was. She will be missed!!
I knew Mary Ellen from Bonny lea she didn’t talk too much but one day she said my name I teared up gonna miss her sorry for your loss
George, Lowell, and Family. So sorry to hear of Mary Ellen’s passing . I have so many warm memories of her at the old Homestead with your Mom and Dad . My Deeps Condolences To All The Family .
Mary Ellen was one of a kind…I worked with her for several years at QASC…she was a joy to work with and she kept us on our toes..when she moved to Bonny Lea we were so sad, but she fit in there as well..She will be missed! Gail
We’re going to miss you Mary Ellen – from Debbie Austin
My sincere sympathy to Mary Ellen’s family.
Many fond memories! Particularly her affectionate smile, the twinkle in her eyes, and the hugs that she gladly shared. A very special loving and caring lady! RIP Miss Mary ❤️
My condolences to Mary Ellen’s family. I knew her from CAMR days and she was always so loving… She always made me smile and we shared many hugs may she RIP.
To Mary Ellen’s family, my sincere condolences. Mary Ellen was a super woman. I remember her as a kind and loving individual. She was there my first day as manager of QASL. It was always a good time when Mary Ellen was around as she was quite the prankster. If we’d just had a snow, Mary Ellen would come up the front stairs and drag her mitten hand along the railing, then when you weren’t looking she’d come up behind and give you a hug with her wet mitten hand. She always caught me. Just remembering this brought a smile to my face. Rest in peace.
So sorry for your loss
George, Lowell, and all the family. I was sorry to see Mary Ellen has passed. I remember her as always being happy. I also remember a poem she wrote about liking to dance. It sounds like she had a very happy, loving home at Bonny Lea Farm, and will be missed by many. My thoughts are with you all.
Kathi (Harding) Parlee
Daryl and gladys willians
George and breda and family
May we offer our sincere condolence on the passing of your sister, Mary Ellen.
I am sorry for your loss
Manson and Nancy White
George, Brenda and Family,
Sorry to hear about the passing of your dear sister. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.
To the family of Mary Ellen, It has been years since i seen Mary Ellen, but as one of the local paper delivery people, i remember Mary Ellen and the brady family well. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Kathryn (Kappy) Killam
So sorry not to have seen this in time to attend the service…. and so very sorry to see that Mary Ellen has passed on. She was one of a kind. I first met her in 1974, when working as teacher’s aide to Ruth Hazeldeane, in the Beach Meadows class, Many happy memories from that year… it was the first Special Olympics at St. Mary’s University and she trained, competed in several events. Mary Ellen bunked with Alethia and what a pair they were… like any two girls away from home, sharing a room at a big event, they chattered and laughed all night. Our paths crossed again a couple years later, when I worked at the Adult Day Centre she attended.
What a sweetheart… kind, funny, affectionate, shy and quiet… except when it came to wrestling!… she was a delight to be around. Having moved away, many years passed before I saw her again, but two decades later, when attending a craft show at Dal Plex…. a huge event with endless throngs of people… I heard a familiar sound and turning, saw an older Mary Ellen, calling my name (Kappy) from half way across the hall and as she was bounding towards me. Flinging herself into my arms she hugged me tightly and we both wept. In fact, everyone around us did too. They didn’t know either of us, but saw something special happening and were moved. That was Mary Ellen… something really special. I will always remember that moment.
The photos are lovely, though they made me weep. I’d never seen her as an infant or young child and through the early years. What a doll. She was very loved. Your parents were such wonderful people…. it was nice to see them in the photos, too.
Rest in peace, Mary Ellen… may there be lots of chocolate, happy music, dancing, ice cream and wrestling, wherever you are. Many people will carry you in their thoughts… I will for sure.
Rev. Terry brewer
We wish to extend our sympathies to the family, and ask the Lord would bless you during these moments.
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