Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel

75 Church Street, St. Catharines, ON


Marie Arlene (Rea) deGruchy

August 28, 1947December 30, 2019

Passed away after a brief illness, with her family by her side on Monday, December 30, 2019, at the age of 72 years. Beloved wife for 51 years of the late Roy deGruchy (Jan. 2019). Cherished mother of Jeffery and Kevin (Mary Ann). Proud and loving Nanny of Donald, Liam and Aisling. Dear sister of Margaret (Phillip) Harrison. Marie will be lovingly remembered by her extended McMaster, deGruchy and Scidmore families.

In Marie’s earlier years she was heavily involved with the Girl Guide Association and enjoyed her involvement in the PTA during her boys early years.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church St. St. Catharines (905-684-6346). A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11 a.m. A celebration of Marie’s life will follow the chapel service and then burial will take place at Mount Hamilton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Marie, the family requests your consideration of the Trillium Gift of Life program by signing your organ donor card or donations to The Kidney Foundation. Online tributes may be made at www.hulseandenglish.com.


  • Afternoon Visitation Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Evening Visitation Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 8, 2020


Marie Arlene (Rea) deGruchy

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Angela Barney

January 8, 2020

Marie was a lovely, kind hearted lady. She was a great supportive friend to my Mum Brenda. I remember her as a fun girl guide leader which is how we all met. I have such fond memories of her. May she Rest In Peace. I am truly sorry Kevin, Jeffery and your families for your loss. Keep your memories of your Mom close to your heart.
Angela Barney