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Mary Ruth Reilly

January 12, 1931September 4, 2020

REILLY, Mary Ruth (Smith) of Brantford, Ontario, formerly of Prince Edward Island, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 4, 2020 after a short illness.

Mary was born on January 12, 1931 to loving parents, the late Catherine Smith (Steele) formerly of the Afton Road and the late Lawrence Smith of Blooming Point Road.

Mary is pre-deceased by her loving husband Terence and her siblings Bert Smith and his wife Eileen, Lucy Doyle and her husband Bernie, Reg Smith and his former wife Mary C., Marion Gilbert and her husband Jack, Anne Latimer and her husband Jim, Kay McKinnon and her husband Bud and Patrick Smith and his wife Marion.

Left to cherish her memory are siblings Emma Dalton and her late husband Mel, Sister Bernice Smith, Phyllis McQuaid and her husband Ed, Lori Birt, Gerry Andrews, her brother in law Neil MacDonald and his late wife Edna and her many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Mary’s interests included travelling, keeping up to date with the local and world news but her greatest passion was her family, near and far. Mary loved her brothers and sisters and their spouses dearly, and she truly enjoyed the close relationship that she had with many of her nieces and nephews and her grand nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and a funeral service will held in Prince Edward Island at a future date. Interment will be in the Smith family plot in St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Tracadie Cross. Arrangements entrusted to THORPE BROTHERS’ FUNERAL HOME; share memories or online condolences by visiting www.thorpebrothersfh.com


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Sheila Keeping

September 13, 2020

To Cathy, Mike, Lisa and all the Smith Family,
Sending sincere condolences to all of you on the passing of your beloved Aunt Mary which followed so closely the passing of your Mom.
Marion told me that Mary was close to all of you and loved you dearly.
Take care of each other in days ahead as you adjust to your recent losses.
Sheila Keeping

Leanne McBride

September 12, 2020

Aunt Mary will sure be missed lots of great Summer visits with her and Terry. Many summers spent white washing the fence and the barn over home when we were kids. Her chats and stories were great history lessons for us all. It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the family much love to all Leanne Chris and Lacey

mike gilbert

September 11, 2020

Mary lived with our family back in the 70's we all got along very well,i'm sure she must of went into her room more then a few times and shook her head living with 3 teenagers but always smiled as if not to notice, Aunt Mary you will be missed by all that knew you rest in peace Love Mike Barb Matt and Jenny P.S, our whipping willow is over 30 ft high

Gary Smith

September 11, 2020

What a lovely picture of Aunt Mary .Can still remember the time we drove Mary back to the states after her vacation on P.E.I. she lived there then .Bert /Eileen 4 kids in a 1966 Plymouth Fury off we go Half way there we get leaky radiator stopping at streams on the 95 to get water .Mary must have said a lot of prayers that trip cooped up with 3 or 4 kids in back seat at a given time great testament to what a great lady she was will be missed by all .Love Gary ,Jackie , Connor and Colby

Melissa Smith

September 11, 2020

Dear Aunt Mary

We still cannot believe you are gone. Our hearts have broken just a little more. You will be forever loved and forever remembered. The Weeping Willow tree thaat you and Terry planted for me as a child is one of my most treasured gifts and memories. You loved us all so very much. Carter and I will carry that love with us always.

All our love Melissa and Carter


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