OBITUARY

Theresa Mary Chandler (nee Houlahan)

September 24, 1926October 15, 2020
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"Well done, good and faithful servant … enter into the joy of your Lord."

Terry, as she was affectionately called, passed peacefully in Ottawa shortly after her 94th birthday. She was always the last one to leave the party. She leaves us now to finally reunite with her husband of 50 years, Captain Philip Chandler, parents Mary (Watt) and Edward Houlahan, her nine brothers and sisters (Helen, Lois, Marge, Eddie, Irene, Neil, Tony, Roy, Mary Ann) daughter Margaret, and beloved grandsons Gavin and Stephen. She will be deeply missed by her children Michael, Kathryn, and Maureen, her eight surviving grandchildren (Meaghan, Kendra, Patrick, Mallory, Rowan, Heather, Caleb and Carson), five great-grandchildren (Liam, Aoife, Lola, Leland, Gabriel), and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Born in Ottawa, Terry worked at the CIBC, and was a longstanding parishioner of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. She spent her last five years living in community at The Hunt Club Manor - Revera. The family thanks the staff there for taking such good care of her. The family also wishes to thank the nurses, doctors, and staff in palliative care at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, who showed such gentle compassion in her final days.

She will be fondly remembered for her deep love of family, dedication to her faith, and her incredible resilience. Though she will be missed always, her family takes comfort that she is in her eternal home.

The family will receive friends at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road (at Albion Road), on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 1:00 - 1:30 pm, 2:00 - 2:30 pm, 3:00 - 3:30 pm, 7:00 - 7:30 pm and 8:00 - 8:30 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Augustine`s Church, Baseline Road. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 11 am. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, please call the funeral home to schedule a time to attend the visitation or funeral at 613-737-7900. Interment Notre-Dame Cemetery, provincial restrictions are 25 people in attendance. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to World Wildlife Fund or St. Anthony of Padua Missions.

  • FAMILY

  • Captain Philip Chandler, Husband (deceased)
  • Mary Watt, Mother (deceased)
  • Edward Houlahan, Father (deceased)
  • Helen, Sister (deceased)
  • Lois, Sister (deceased)
  • Marge, Sister (deceased)
  • Eddie, Brother (deceased)
  • Irene, Sister (deceased)
  • Neil, Brother (deceased)
  • Tony, Brother (deceased)
  • Roy, Brother (deceased)
  • Mary Ann, Sister (deceased)
  • Margaret, Daughter (deceased)
  • Gavin, Grandson (deceased)
  • Stephen, Grandson (deceased)
  • Michael, Son
  • Kathryn, Daughter
  • Maureen, Daughter
  • Meaghan, Grandchild
  • Kendra, Grandchild
  • Patrick, Grandchild
  • Mallory, Grandchild
  • Rowan, Grandchild
  • Heather, Grandchild
  • Caleb, Grandchild
  • Carson, Grandchild
  • Liam, Great Grandchild
  • Aoife, Great Grandchild
  • Lola, Great Grandchild
  • Leland, Great Grandchild
  • Gabriel, Great Grandchild
  • Mrs. Chandler is also remembered by many beloved nieces and nephews.

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  • DONATIONS

  • World Wildlife Fund
  • St. Anthony Of Padua Mission Aid

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Memories

Theresa Mary Chandler (nee Houlahan)

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Michael Houlahan

October 19, 2020

Although I didn't know Aunt Terry very well, she made a lasting impression on me at my Dad's (Neil) funeral. I remember her as having an infectious smile and a very warm heart . She will obviously leave a huge hole in the family's collective heart. Our thoughts go out to everyone who loved and cherished her.

Michael and Gail Houlahan

John Summers

October 18, 2020

What to say about Aunt Terry? She was my Aunt, my Godmother, my next door neighbour, the woman to pass things over the fence, my inspiration for my song, our drinking buddy at weddings, the woman everyone wanted to sit with and have a glass of wine. . In short she was an absolutely incredible person. Words cannot describe this amazing woman. She will be missed. Our condolences to Kathryn, Michael, Maureen and all of her incredible grandchildren.

Love Bettina and John

Marianne Marco

October 17, 2020

Words can’t express how much joy Aunt Terry and all of the aunts and uncles have given to me and the rest of our generation of Houlahan’s. We are all so blessed to be part of a such a beautiful loving family. Aunt Terry will be missed but I take comfort in believing that she has been reunited with all of our loved ones. Party on in heaven Houlahan’s and we’ll try to make you all proud here 💕💕💕💕🥳

Krista & Peter Heath

October 17, 2020

We will miss you Auntie Terry.
You were such a sweet spirit and smart as a whip.
Loved spending time with you.

Margie Kerr

October 17, 2020

We are going to miss Aunt Terry so much. Our love and prayers are with all of you. Margie & Dwayne

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