Mary passed away peacefully at Muskoka Traditions, Huntsville on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at age 105.
Beloved wife of the late Frank Nesbitt Abernethy (1976). Dear mother of Fern McCombe (Bob) and Diane Rowe (Bob).
Cherished grandmother of Steven Rowe (Louise), David Rowe, Kevin McCombe (Jody) and Ryan McCombe.
Adored great grandmother-in-law of Chelsey Smith. Amazing great grandmother of Thalia McCombe.
Indomitable games player with special friends Betty and Joy.
Born in Toronto, Mary grew up in changing times. From West Central Toronto to North Toronto to East York she loved to design and supervise the building of her homes. At retirement a new home in Huntsville provided a fresh challenge in a previous vacation destination. She enjoyed growing violets for the Huntsville Hospital Foundation and supported the local animal shelter.
Sincere appreciation to the wonderful, compassionate staff at Muskoka Traditions and the volunteers from Huntsville Hospice as well as medical care from Dr. Forestell and the CCAC support. What a wonderful model for facilitating ageing in place.
Cremation with a private memorial later.
Memorial donations in her name may be made to Algonquin Grace Hospice, 100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville, ON P1H 1H7.