Marie Teresa Lynch Peacocke

August 8, 1924July 26, 2014

Marie (Lynch) Peacocke - We are deeply saddened by the passing of our mother, Marie (Lynch) Peacocke on July 26th. She lived her life with style, purpose and grace. She was an ideal friend – never forgetting an occasion, a birthday or a gesture. She was a devoted grandmother – involved in the personalities, successes and challenges of her grandchildren. She was an especially loving mother and wife – leaving an indelible mark on the people she loved most. So it seems fitting that she suddenly passed from us on a weekend when many adoring friends and relatives gathered to celebrate her 90th birthday at her favourite place – the bungalow in Northside East Bay. Marie was a golfer, a curler, a bridge player, a community volunteer, a role model and much more. From the time that she grew up in Whiteside, Cape Breton she never saw boundaries. She met each day as a new opportunity to connect with others, to make a difference and to learn something new.

She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Laura Ullyott (Kevin) of Calgary and Mona Lynch of Halifax. She will be forever remembered by her five grandchildren, Tara (Kelvin Moore), Logan, Brett, Brock and Luke; sisters, Anita Hurd and Jean Jenkins of Brantford Ont., Patricia (John) MacKenzie, Antigonish, her brother, Francis (Brenda) White, Whiteside; cousin, Gerald White (Susan), Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Barbara Peacocke (the late Jerome), Dartmouth, Sean Peacocke (Lindsey), Ian Peacock, Neal Peacocke and many dear nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husbands, John B. Lynch of Sydney and Douglas D. Peacocke of Dartmouth; parents, Mayme (Cameron) and Duncan White of Whiteside, NS.; sisters, Clare McArthur (the late Mike) of Oshawa and Thelma Campbell (John).

Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George Street, Sydney, NS, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will take place at St. Mary's Parish Church, 3944 East Bay Hwy, Nova Scotia on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 2:30 pm. followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Marie Peacocke Bursary at NSCAD, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made by visiting


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 29, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 29, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Marie Teresa Lynch Peacocke

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August 2, 2014

Mona and Tara and family you have been in my thoughts this past week ,Marie was a wonderful lovely lady that we had the pleasure of meeting and knowing

August 1, 2014

Marie was a lovely lady as well as an excellent bridge player.
Our condolences to the family.
Mary & Pat Farmer

Helen Cusack

July 31, 2014

Dear Laura, Mona and family. I was saddened to hear of your Mom's passing this morning. Her enthusiasm for life through her volunteering, art and sports, while keeping in touch with her old and dear friends such as my own mother over the years, was truly an inspiration for many. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and know her loving spirit will carry you through the sad days you may experience ahead.
Love Helen and family

Dr. Daniel O'Brien

July 31, 2014

Dear Mona and family,
I wanted to express condolences on behalf of NSCAD University on the loss of your mother, Marie Teresa Lynch Peacocke. She will forever be remembered for her kindness, elegance and zest for life.
In 1999, the Marie Peacocke Bursary was established at NSCAD on the occasion of Marie's 75th birthday. Since then, 13 students have benefited from your family's generosity. What an amazing legacy that will continue here at NSCAD in your mother's memory.
Dr. Daniel O'Brien
President, NSCAD University

Edie Ross

July 30, 2014

Dear Laura, Mona

I have many memories of your mother over the years. First in Sydney then Halifax. Your mother was a kind, lovely person and a good friend. She will be sadly missed. Thinking of you both and your families during this most difficult time.

With deepest sympathy
Edie Ross

Mary Elaine Bell

July 30, 2014

Dear Laura and Mona
We have lived away from each other far longer than we were neighbours in Sydney. I remember you mother's smile, grace and style. She always welcomed us into your home for treats and birthday parties. I know how you will miss her and I just wanted to let you know that I remember, you both as well as your mom and dad.
With sincere condolences
Mary Elaine Ross

Paul & Wanda Evans

July 30, 2014

Laura, Mona and family. We were very sad to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a great neighbor at the bungalow in East Bay

Alice and George Beckwith and girls

July 30, 2014

Dear Laura and Mona,
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was such a lovely lady. We were so fortunate to live in a great neighborhood and it is difficult to see the senior members pass on.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Lori Neily

July 30, 2014

Thinking of you & your family at this time. Your mom was a very special lady. I enjoyed hearing your stories about her.

Sandra MacPherson

July 30, 2014

Dear Mona, Laura and your family,
How can I express what your mother meant to me. She was first and foremost my friend. Until I met your mother I would not have believed kindred spirits could span generations! She was a force, always a picture of elegance and grace. I, along with many others will miss her terribly. My thoughts are with you.