Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre

356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, ON


Mary Elizabeth Turney

August 28, 1920September 11, 2020

TURNEY, Mary Elizabeth, (Marie) nee Irwin Went HOME to be with her Lord after a long and well lived life. On September 11, 2020, Mary, better known as Marie, passed gently during her sleep. Mary is predeceased by her parents William David Irwin and Matilda Rose Chatterton, an infant brother Roy, and her husband of 59 years, Gordon Meredith Turney. Mary was the loving mother of Linda (Joe Collette), and 2nd mother to Mary Laskaris Heath. She was absolutely devoted to her grandsons - Joey (Marie), Mark (Krista), and Daniel (Kayla). Her great granddaughter, Isabel, was born on September 10, 2020. Mary was born in Grafton on August 28, 1920. She was raised in Bowmanville. Through work, she found herself in the Trenton/Belleville area. There she met Gordon and they married on July 6, 1940. Mary worked at the Trenton Library for more than 40 years. She retired and then she began to volunteer at several of the nursing homes in Trenton. Mary returned to Bowmanville in the mid 2000s. She marked her 100th birthday at Springdale Country Manor on August 28th 2020. Still showing her determination, Mary stayed with us until Isabel arrived. Mary was a generous and kind woman. She loved babies, children, and dogs. Mary will be missed by her family and friends. In accordance to Mary's wishes, a private service and interment will take place at a later date. Heads up Gord – she is on her way (you probably know that now)!!


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Mary Elizabeth Turney

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