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McIlvenna, Mary "Mollie"
October 2018
Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, Scarborough, Toronto, GTA, Ontario, Canada
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018. Beloved and devoted wife of John for 68 years, she is survived by her sisters Nellie (Bertie) and Jean, Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Mollie knew how to make a house a home. From the minute she and John moved into their home in Scarborough over 60 years ago, it was always inviting and ready for guests to drop in and feel welcome. When her Canadian nieces and nephews (Darrell, Erin & Cameron) began to come along, she convinced John to put a pool in the backyard and they couldn’t even swim. But three years of swimming lessons and countless birthdays, Canada Days, and BBQ’s later, she used it to be a surrogate grandma of sorts that was there for the next generation of kids (Charlotte, Eli, Lola, Finley & Poppy) to jump in the deep end. Mollie knew how to make friends into long-lasting friendships. She joined the Daughters of the Nile and found friendships to last a lifetime, and dinners, dancing, and travelling. She committed herself to helping in every way she could but in her mind, she always got much more out of it than she ever put in. It was a community that was always there for her. Mollie knew what it meant to be with someone for life. When you saw John you knew that Mollie was close by. It was rare to see them apart and she liked it that way. The kids called them Mo and Jo affectionately and the image of them walking hand in hand, Mollie always looking her best, is easily etched in our memories. Mollie will always be remembered as a loving wife, aunt and a loyal friend who invested in her interests and her communities with time and an open heart. She was a light that made everything else shine a little brighter and made us all a little warmer. Visitation at Paul O’Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East, (between Warden and Pharmacy), on Thursday, October 11th, from Noon until the time of the Memorial Service in our Chapel at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mollie's name may be made to North York General Hospital.

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We are so sad to hear of the death of our much loved Auntie Mollie. We always looked forward to Uncle John and Auntie Mollie coming home t... Read more Elizabeth and John Angus
Bangor Northern Ireland October 05, 2018

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