MacQUARRIE – Mary Ellen, 79, of Caledonia, Queens County passed away peacefully on Monday, August 11, 2014 in North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia.
Born in North Brookfield, she was a daughter of the late George and Elsie (Herman) Baker.
Mary served as post mistress for Canada Post in South Brookfield for many years. She loved to read, take quiet walks in the woods, spending time with her family and animals. She also enjoyed politics, studying genealogy and a good game of cards.
She is survived by her daughters Wanda (Byron) Frail of Westfield, Cheryl (Harold) Freeman of Caledonia, her sons Douglas of Pleasantville and Timothy (Sharon) of Chester Grant, her grandchildren Benjamin and Daniel Frail, Trudy (Devan) Smith, Holly (Jeff) Manzer, Hannah Freeman, Scott (Kerry) MacQuarrie, Darcy (Masami) MacQuarrie, Becky MacQuarrie (Carlos “Ringo” Taylhardat), Megan MacQuarrie (Chris Plummer), Brennan, Connor and Taegan MacQuarrie, her great-grandchildren Cohen Smith and Abby Freeman, Emerson Manzer, Tarquin and Kenna MacQuarrie, Coco and Miyabi MacQuarrie, Dryden and Elijah Taylhardat, daughter-in-law Anita MacQuarrie of North Brookfield, sister-in-law Frances Baker of Antigonish.
She was predeceased by her husband Kendall, son Gregory, grandson Benjamin, sisters Jean Lohnes and Patience Crouse, brothers George, Raymond and Ralph.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Rosette Cemetery, North Brookfield. Family flowers only, donations may be made to North Queens Nursing Home Staff Christmas Fund or to S.H.A.I.D. Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.
The family would like to acknowledge the staff of North Queens Nursing Home for their kindness and special care given to Mary while she was a resident as well as to her daughters Cheri, for her personal devotion to Mary’s care while she was in the nursing home, sometimes with great personal sacrifice, and to Wanda for her dedication. Also to Chandlers’ for their professional advice and support during a difficult time.
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wanda and family am sorry to here of your loss prayers to you all love sue and cedric and family
Ward and Georgia Ross
Wanda, Cherri, Doug and Tim:
To all of you and your families sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother. We know that she loved all of you and that you will miss her very much.
Ward and I have to be away on the weekend and will be unable to attend the service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we hope to get a chance to see you soon.
Love, Ward and Georgia
Don and Elizabeth Webster
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Hopefully your memories of her will ease your sense of loss.
Don and Libbie
Cathy and Leigh Merry
To all of Marys family-Sorry to hear of Marys passing.To Cherie and Wanda my thoughts and prayers are with you she was a beautiful lady.My she rest in peace.Hugs!!
Cathy Crouse Marriott
I am so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing, remember the good times, she will always be with you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.Sincere sympathy from Gary, Toddy & Miranda
Sharon, Tim and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Tim’s mother. My thoughts are with you at this time. Take care.
Judy Fancy Mansfield
So sorry to hear the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, God Bless. Judy
Vaughn & Kathy Rawding
Wanda, Cherie & all the family: So sorry to hear of your moms passing, thinking of you all at this sad time.
Dwight and Louise Fancy
To the MacQuarrie family. We as staff at North Queens will miss your mom. She was a wonderful lady. Remembering going to Post office and seeing Mary there and loving her job, Cherie and Trudy it will be difficult for you both coming to work and not seeing your mom and your grandmother. She was an excellent resident and how I enjoyed when Cherie would be talking to her and I know she always recognized something familiar with you Cherie. If anything I can do to help you when you come back to work I will be there for you. Remember the good memories and hopes that will get you through the difficult time.I will always remember Kendall and Mary at any election time as they were great people and loved their politics.
Scott and Liz Hawkes
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you all.
Holly and family, sorry to hear of your grandmother’s passing. Remember all the good memories as these will get you through this difficult time.
So sorry for the loss of Mary. She was a sweet lady and I will miss her smile.Thinking of you all at this time.
Wanda and Cherie, sorry to hear of your moms passing. Moms are the best and it is hard to loose them. Take care to you and your family.
I am very sorry for your loss. Take care.
I would like to extend heartfelt sympathy to the family of the late Mary Ellen MacQuarrie.
I am very saddened to hear of your loss. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you at this time,
With deepest Sympathy,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Fred & Beverlee Wamboldt
Dear Cherie & family: So sorry to hear about your loss. In many ways you lost your Mom little by little over the long years of her illness. That doesn’t make it any less painful. You have been faithful to the end. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Fred & Bev
Muriel Canning Dorothy Ringham
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you and your family.
Muriel & Dorothy
Suzanne, Spencer & Sarah
We are saddened to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your families at this time. Cherish the memories, and remember the good times.
Suzanne, Spencer, & Sarah