May 23, 1929 – August 12, 2019
Mrs. Mary Jane Carmen Genuis passed from this life to join The Lord in Heaven on August 12, 2019. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday August 15th at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Parish (717 Kennedy Road, Scarborough). Father Edwin Galea officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation at the Jerrett funeral home (660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough) on Thursday August 15, 2019 between 9:00am and 10:00 am. Mary was born in Gozo, Malta on May 23, 1929, and was the oldest in a family of 8 brothers and sisters. Mary and her husband, John, married on December 26, 1954. Together, in 1955 they immigrated to Canada where they raised a family of four sons and shared 65 years of marriage. As a registered nurse in Canada for over 40 years and as a volunteer supporting those in prisons, hospitals and churches, Mary made a positive impact in many lives across the country. Being diagnosed with Lupus in 1958, Mary made a seemingly impossible recovery and became a rare survivor of the disease after being informed she had only three months to live. She credited her miraculous recovery to her faith and through an apostle of Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu “Frenċ tal-Għarb” in Gozo as he guided her to back to lasting health and the complete eradication of any signs of Lupus, which never returned. Living another 61 years, and birthing 3 children following her diagnosis, Mary’s faith in our Lord never faltered. Passionate about family, our Lord and service to our community, Mary raised her four sons: Stephen, Ronald, Mark and Eric as an exceptional and dedicated mother. Mary is survived by her sons and their families: Stephen and Shelagh with their children Emerson, Garnett, Katrina, Quenton, and Fraser; Ronald and Dale with their children Leighann, Christopher, Marisa and Adam; Mark and Josée with their children Mélissandre and Delça; Eric and Leslie with their children Gabriel, Samuel, Anastasia and Celestine as well as (at present) twelve great grandchildren across Canada and the United States. Mary’s legacy will continue to live on through the positive impact she’s had on her family as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and through all those she helped as a caring nurse, friend and volunteer.
- Visitation Thursday, August 15, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, August 15, 2019
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August 14, 2019
Dear Eric, please accept my condolences for the passing of your mother. I am sorry for your loss. May she rest in the peace of the Lord, and may this be a time of family unity and hope in the Lord who awaits us all. I will remember her when I celebrate Mass tomorrow at Ernescliff College.
Fr. Eric Nicolai
August 14, 2019
Grandma, thank you for leading such a selfless and loving life. You are truly an inspiration. I am forever grateful of all of our time spent together. Thank you for building such an amazing family. I know you will continue to take care of us all as you always did. I love and will miss you so much.
August 14, 2019
We love you so much Grandma!! Thank you for the car rides with no seat belts around the block, banana chips from bulk barn and all the great talks we had. You’ll forever be in my heart.
Denise & Gilles Belisles
August 13, 2019
For Mark's and Family
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
Our deepest sympathy.
Denise & Gilles