Mary Townsend

Mary Townsend

Saturday, March 20th, 1926 - Friday, July 24th, 2020
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Townsend, Mary
March 20, 1926 - July 24, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Mary Townsend. Beloved wife of the late Donald K. Townsend, and devoted mother to Donald R (Liz), Mike (Linda) and Lisabeth. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, John, Jason, Daniel, Tara and Stefanie (Justin); and her great grandchildren, Kayla, Madison and Nolan.
She was an avid gardener and artist and was the Secretary Treasurer of Townsend Electric Limited for over 50 years. She will be remembered for her kindness and for her compassionate, gentle nature.
A private family service was held. Arrangements entrusted to Armstrong Funeral Home (124 King St. E., Oshawa). Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
By Mary Elizabeth Frye
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Service Details

  • Interment

    Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
    Mt. Lawn Memorial Gardens
    21 Garrard Road
    Whitby, Ontario L1N 3K4
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Brenda Adams

Posted at 09:11pm
My dad Irvine MacLeod worked for Don and Mary for about 14 years. He was 18 when he started there with an apprenticeship. They were the nicest people to work for and everybody was family. Dad would go and see Mary when he was in Ishawa on holidays. He lived in Arizona for over 30 years. Mary always remembered him. From what they tell me she was a sweetheart. Our deepest sympathies to the Townsend family.
Brenda MacLeod Adams.

Lisabeth Townsend Posted at 10:38pm

Thanks so much Brenda. My Mum and Dad both often spoke of Irvine.

Karen Van Alstyne

Posted at 12:06pm
So sorry to hear of your loss. Kevin enjoyed his time working as an Electrician for Townsend Electric and my parents Bill and Noreen Duffy shared a beautiful life long friendship with your parents including time in Florida.
The Duffy And Van Alstyne Family

Lisabeth Townsend Posted at 10:37pm

Thanks so much Karen

Doug Severn

Posted at 07:55am
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mary, i worked for Townsend Electric for 22 years , and have many fond memories of my time there . The Townsend family was very good to me during my apprenticeship and they also gave me lots of opportunities throughout my career as an electrician. I cant thank the family enough, I would like to send our deepest sympathy to Donald and family, Mike and Linda and family and Lisabeth.
Doug & Cathy Severn

Lisabeth Townsend Posted at 10:37pm

Thanks so much Doug and Cathy.

Dan Rudka

Posted at 08:04pm
To Mike, and The Townsend Family,
Passing my condolences.
The years have not faded the memories.
Dan Rudka

Lisabeth Townsend Posted at 10:39pm

Thanks so much Dan.

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