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Saturday February 2, 2013

MARY MANSELL (nee Merron)
January 31, 1930 - January 31, 2013
Midwife, Stewardess, Realtor, Family Trailblazer. Born in NYC, Mary grew up in Manchester, UK with her parents Wilfred and Sarah, sister Pat and brothers Sydney and Stafford. She trained as a nurse/midwife and worked in private practice before starting on her world tour, emigrating to Canada in 1956 where she worked as a stewardess for Trans-Canada Air Lines (now Air Canada) and met her husband-to-be, Gord. Although she halted her tour in Toronto, Mary instilled her love of travel in her children, Kelly, Sue and Matt, leading them on many adventures around the world over the years. She will be deeply missed by her loving grandchildren Jack, Brianna, Jesse, Callum, Madeline and Isabelle, children-in-law Mark, John and Jennifer, nieces and nephews Sarah, Grace, Rebecca, Christopher, David, Nicole, Teresa and Alistair and sisters-in-law, Rosemarie Merron, Justine Merron, Jean Farquharson and brother-in-law Peter Hayhurst. Mary's family would like to extend a special thanks to the valiant work of the staff at Sunnybrook Hospital. Friends may call at the TRULL 'NORTH TORONTO' FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence Avenue), on Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held in the BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH (Yonge Street south of Lawrence Avenue), on Monday, February 4, 2013. A reception will follow at the Toronto Cricket, Curling & Skating Club, 141 Wilson Ave., 12:30 p.m. Donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation.

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