Maureen Newell McMechan (Crothers)
March 7, 1937 – July 28, 2020
After thirty-two courageous days with the care and love of her family, Maureen passed away peacefully at Bethell Hospice, Inglewood, Ontario. Loving wife of Alan (predeceased June 2018), proud mother of Richard (Barb), David (Shelley) and Ruth (Leo). Grandma to Robert, Laura, Nolan, Owen, Rory and Patrick. Maureen was born and raised with her sister Eileen in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She will be greatly missed by her family, long time best friend Val Hurd and her extended family in Northern Ireland. Maureen and Alan met at a young age and embarked on a partnership in marriage on June 7, 1958. They were able to celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary together prior to Alan’s death. In 1964, Alan was given the opportunity to work in Canada and the two of them, bravely and adventurously moved to Etobicoke along with two very young and rambunctious sons. Maureen stayed home and raised their children. She then ventured out and took a job working at the Richview Public Library where she worked for many happy years. Maureen was active in her church, St. Richard’s Anglican and later St. Phillip’s. Alan and Maureen took full advantage of their retirement and travelled to many destinations including the Panama Canal, Germany, France, England, Scotland, and Norway. Maureen was an avid tennis player and golfer and enjoyed her weekly women’s golf league. Maureen had a green thumb and loved gardening and all the wildlife associated with a good garden, including the occasional errant squirrel. She was active in her community, both in Etobicoke and at Greenway Retirement Home where she became an ambassador for new residents and ensured that they felt welcomed and at home. We will miss Mom but know that she and Dad have been reunited. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses, PSW’s and the many people we encountered in the Palliative Care Unit of the Brampton Civic Hospital as well as Bethell Hospice for the incredible care they provided to Maureen. As a result of the current COVID restrictions, the family is having a private service and a memorial service will be organized at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Bethell Hospice in Inglewood, or a charity of your choice.
- Bethel Hospice Foundation
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Maureen Newell McMechan (Crothers)
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August 2, 2020
RIchard, David and Ruth,
Mom, Bob ,Marilyn and I were so sorry to hear of your
mom's passing. We all have many fond memories of conversations and times shared across the side fence at Mitre Place. Maureen always had the most terrific garden and tended to it with such care.
Mitre Place was a such a wonderful street to grow up on from our street hockey to baseball games, bike rides, games of tag, walks to and from school , we were blessed with many wonderful neighbours!
May you find comfort in knowing your parents have been re-united.
Take care and be well.
July 31, 2020
Richard and family:
I am so sorry for your loss. Losing both of your parents in a two-year span of time must be very difficult. And all of the complications and restrictions brought upon you and your family by COVID-19 must have made these past few months even more difficult.
I hope that you can find strength and comfort from those who love you.