Mary Azhikannickal

23 January, 194328 March, 2021

Passed away peacefully in Barrie at the age of 78. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Azhikannickal. Loving mother of Beena and her husband Joseph, Elizabeth and her husband Aditya and Peter. Beloved grandmother to Lily. Dearest daughter of Joseph Thomas Vazhuthanappallil and Rosamma Joseph Vazhuthanappallil.

Mary, our dear and cherished Mother was the centre of our family and the light of our lives. Her hard work and sacrifices helped to make our lives better. Her love and dedication to family made us always feel cared for, supported, and loved unconditionally. Her smile and laughter lit up every room. She was brave and fought to try and live with the health challenges she faced in the last few years of her life. We love you and we were blessed to have been loved by you.

Visitation will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, 905-727-5421 on Monday, April 5 from 4-5pm and 6-7pm. A Funeral Mass will take place at St. John Vianney Parish, 13 Baldwin Lane, Barrie on Tuesday, April 6 at 11:30am. Interment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Barrie.

In Mary’s memory, donations to Victoria Village, the Alzheimer’s Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Please email to reserve a spot on the guest list for either the visitation and/or funeral mass. Due to COVID-19 pre-registration, masks and physical distancing are required. Numbers are limited.

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Stacy Flynn Arezes

8 April 2021

Dear; Beena, Liz and Peter
I learned of your mother's passing through my parents, and I wanted to send you all my deepest condolences as you go through this difficult time. I still remember visiting your home when we were young and she was such a beautiful soul. May you all find comfort in the fond memories.
God Bless and Rest In Peace
Stacy Flynn Arezes

Joe Joseph

6 April 2021

Dear Beena, Liz and Peter,

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


Mary Kurian

5 April 2021

Dear Beena, Liz and Peter,

I was saddened to hear the loss of your Mom . As a friend of your Mom and later on as my cousin sister in law, I share your sadness, and at the same time, I find some comfort in knowing that Memma( your Mom) is no longer in any pain or sufferings.
My most memorable days of Memma is when we worked together in a Hospital in Bombay for a year and a half. She was the most loving and caring friend with a heart full of love to share. She is always happy regardless of the circumstances which was very refreshing . When Memma is around with her hearty laughs there wasn’t any choice of being gloomy or sad . But one might get teary eyes with all the jokes and laughter we enjoyed . Memma’s laughter was truly contagious!

Two years ago when we visited her at the residence , although she wasn’t conversing, she was eagerly looking at me and smiling, when I was talking with her , it gave me a sense feeling that she recognized me. I am ever so grateful that we were able to visit her at that time.

Dear Beena, Liz and Peter, May the Risen Lord and our savior give you peace and healing during this difficult time.
Jose Uncle and I will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Jose Uncle and Mary Auntie

Adela Thomad

5 April 2021

Dear Beena, Pappachen, Lily, Peter, Liz and Aditya,
I am so sorry for your loss, please accept our deepest condolences. I’ll never forget meeting your parents for the first time. They were both soo kind and loving to me. May they both Rest In Peace.
Words fall short and cannot always convey what we would like to, but I do hope that all the wonderful memories you shared together as a family will be your strength and comfort at this difficult time.
Love and Prayers,

Susamma Azhikannickal

5 April 2021

In my childhood days, I was so excited to see Memma when she came home on vacation. I used to follow her around, along with my sister and my cousins. We used to walk around the property to find a good spot to sit. Then we eat our snack (coconut with jaggery). She used to make us all laugh with her jokes. I miss that smiley face.

Memma, Rest in Peace! We love you and miss you!

Dear Beena, Pappachan, Lillykutty, Liz, Aditya and Peter!
We are praying to God to give you strength to deal with your sorrow. Let us all pray for Mommy!

We love you all!
Susamma Aunty & Joy Uncle

Joyce Thomas

4 April 2021

Missing Aunty's gentle, quiet spirit, smile and laughter.
(Proverbs 31)

Thankful for all the wonderful memories.

Remembering sleepovers, Harveys and feeling like a 4th sibling.

Praying for you Beena, Liz and Peter.

Pappachen, Lily and Aditya.


Joseph and Aleyamma Thomas

4 April 2021

Dear Peter, Liz and Aditya, Beena and Pappachen,
Our deepest condolences to all of you. We were speechless when we got the sad news about Mommy.
We all miss her, but let us thank God she is in heaven now, where there is no more suffering or tears or pain. Let us also thank God for taking her home peacefully.
What can we say? Because of the COVID pandemic we could not even visit her before her departure.
Mary was very special to us. We miss her smiling face and the good times we used to have together. She was always very happy to see us. We remember she was always by the door to receive us. She was a very kind and loving person. We miss her very much.
We are praying for all of you - for God's comfort and strength through this difficult time.
Aleyamma Aunty and Thomachen Uncle


1 April 2021

Sincerest condolences to Beena , Liz and Peter at this time on passing of their dear mother, my dear Mary Aunty. She was of very strong character, always loving and always cooking and raised 3 loving kids also of strong character and loving! Thank you for all the great memories! Aunty and Uncle can now rest in peace together, with no more pain and suffering. God bless you all and give you strength and comfort in this season.