Cecilia Josephine Power

19 March , 193223 March , 2019

Cecilia Josephine Power passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the age of 87.

Cecilia was a loving and proud mother, leaving a legacy of 4 sons and 3 daughters, 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, and “Mudder Power” to way too many to count, as well as all of her “kids” acquired through marrying into her family. She was a woman with a zest for life who enjoyed her family and a wide circle of friends, games of cards at the Newfie Club and St. Thomas Church, coffee with the girls, and a beer with the boys, and a shot of rye to take her home. She is survived by her children John (Violet) Power, Tom (Nancy) Power, Margaret (Tom) Devereaux, Leo (Pauline) Power, Cecilia (Jeff) Hermer, Coleen (Dale) Hermer, and Paddy Power. She was also the best friend of 40+ years to Ruby Wright and her family. Cecilia was predeceased by her loving husband and companion John Ryan, her parents Edmund and Margaret Mercer, and 11 brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Ambrose Church (210 South Street, Cambridge). Interment will follow at Mount View Cemetery, and a reception will be held at the Galt Legion Branch #121 (4 Veterans Way, Cambridge). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.



  • Memorial Mass Thursday, 28 March , 2019


  • Graveside Service, Reception

Cecilia Josephine Power

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Charmaine Locke

26 March 2019

Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to hold forever in your heart.

Betty Kelly

25 March 2019

Sincere condolences from myself and Joe. Thinking of you all at this very sad time.

Dodie Crawford

25 March 2019

There is never a good time to lose a mother. We are never ready. God called her and she was ready to go home. My condolences to everyone who had to let her go. May the loving memories you earn hold of her bring comfort. Don't be afraid to speak her name. Speak it often. This is how you keep her memory alive and well. You will feel her spirit and know she is just away. Rest in peace Mrs. Power.

Betty Barteau/Byrne

24 March 2019

Mrs Power was the most kind hearted always made me laugh,she had a beautiful smile .RIP dear lady . Give a hug to Kevin till we meet again . My condolences to the family

Michelle Choquette

23 March 2019

Nan was an amazing woman who woman who was never afraid to claim us strays, no matter how weird we were. Many an entertaining visit was had and She will be greatly missed many. Thoughts and prayers to the family

Loni White

23 March 2019

I'm lost for words and don't know what to say. I wish you didnt have to go but I know you were tired. The kids will miss their GG. Things will not be the same. I love you Nanny. Until we meet again xoxoxo

Elizabeth Devereaux

23 March 2019

Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother..Our families have been connected for A long time ..Mudder Power We spent many nights being the last one standing and you always had a warm welcome for me whenever I was near...Thank you for the laughs and the great memories..God Bless. My condolences to you all at this time 🙏 xo Elizabeth

Bob & Cindy Rees

23 March 2019

I remember the first time I met you. Come on over here and have a drink with me. Then we listen to music, you loved the rubber boots song. May you RIP

Coleen Hermer

23 March 2019

Nanny, I miss you so much already, I will forever cherish the memories we had together. You are very special to me and you will always be in my heart. Give poppy John a big hug and kiss for me. Rest in peace nan. Always loved and never forgotten. Fly high nanny until we meet again.

Love you xoxo

Brenda Butler

23 March 2019

Our Deepest Condolences to the family ,on the loss of your mom May she rest in peace and soar with the Angels From; Mildred Pitts and Family Bell Island Newfoundland