Mary Brunton

Obituary of Mary Astrid Charlene Brunton

BRUNTON, Mary Astrid Charlene– Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Mary Brunton passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the age of 78 following a brief battle with cancer.  Beloved wife of the late Harold (2015).  Loving mother of Annalee Brunton, Sarnia and Kyle Brunton & his wife Heather, Brockville.  Cherished grandmother of Cassie, Luke and Benjamin Brunton.  Dear sister of Denyse Phenix (Robert), Sarnia, Eric Cormier (late Karen), N.B., Robert Cormier, Gerald Cormier and Cheryl Cormier (Fred) all of N.B.  Predeceased by her parents Harvey & Janet Cormier, niece Debbie Phenix and in-laws Patricia (Robert) Hamilton and Joan (Rev. Gary) Parker.

 

Mary was a loving mother and grandmother.  She cherished her time with her family.  Mary was a faithful parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church, Sarnia for 45 years and was the secretary for    many years.  She was a dedicated volunteer for over 40 years with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Sarnia.  Until the end her positive outlook and sense of humor persevered.  Her generous nature was felt by many in the community.  During her life, she was known for strong faith, character, compassion and fierce independence.  She was commonly heard saying “you cannot out stubborn your mother”. She will also be remembered for her quick wit, sarcasm and strong will. We will never forget the many lessons she taught us. 

 

Some of the lessons learned from Mary over the years:

  • You can never have too many containers for leftovers
  • You can always hang clothes out to dry, even in January
  • Always send snail mail and remember birthdays
  • Wine always tastes better with ice and ginger ale
  • Be generous and help those in need
  • Cranberry sauce is the perfect condiment
  • Walk when you can if you are able
  • Be grateful and don’t take anything for granted
  • You can survive without a computer and microwave and dishwasher in the house

Cremation has taken place.  If COVID restrictions allow, a memorial visitation will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St., N., Sarnia on Thursday, March 17, 2022, from 6 – 8 p.m.  A memorial Mass will take place at St. Joseph’s Church, Sarnia, on Friday, March 18 at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Mary has asked that you pass on a smile.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Vincent de Paul, Food Bank, 228 Davis St., Sarnia, N7T 1B3.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

 

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