1940 - 2020
Mary Tasci (nee Crummie)
It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Margaret Tasci announces her peaceful passing on Friday December 11, 2020 in Wakefield, Quebec after a ten-month long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born on February 24, 1940 in Portadown N. Ireland, Mary grew up in the port town of Dundalk, Ireland. Ambitious to have a career, she left to study radiography in England, then later in life upgraded her skills to become a sonographer. Ever the adventurer, Mary met her beloved husband Eduardo, in Turkey where she gave birth to her first child. They then moved to Brussels, Belgium where they operated a hotel, and their two sons were born. Pregnant with her fourth child, the family moved to Dundalk, Ireland in 1976. For their last big move Mary and family emigrated to Canada in 1980 - a country she fully embraced and truly loved.
Mary will be remembered for her stunning beauty, sharp wit, easy smile, insatiable curiosity, and large, loving heart. She loved spending time with her family and friends, traveling and enjoying good food over interesting conversation. In her later years, Mary enjoyed singing in choirs, painting the landscapes of her childhood, and was always up for adventure traveling whenever and wherever she could. She takes her final voyage into that good night and the eternal love, light, and mercy of God.
Mary will be lovingly remembered by her children Olga (Greg Wiebe), Patrick (Marlene Lowden), Philippe (Misbah Mukri) and Nadia (Uros Jelic), and stepchildren George Tasci, Rea Tsatsoulis, and Katina Tinnivlioglu. Mary will also be fondly remembered by her seven beloved grandchildren Terran, Zohra, Zeba, Erin, Tara, Katya, and Theo. She will also be remembered by her sisters Clodagh O’Callaghan, Aveen Ferguson, Orla Sugden, and Sheena King, her brother Dr. Arthur Crummie and all her nieces and nephews.
A private funeral will be held on Thursday, January 14 at St-Stephens Church, Chelsea Quebec. Live streaming is being arranged, contact email@example.com for details.
Details will be confirmed shortly. The family also plans to hold a celebration of her life next summer.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Good Companions Centre in Ottawa at thegoodcompanions.ca
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11 messages received
Sounds like a wonderful human being Phil, you obviously take after her. Treasure the Memories of your Mum. Virtual hugs being sent to you. Thinking of you and your family at this time.
BRUCE LAING, December 15, 2020
Dear Phil and Family
As our parents leave us, their spirit simply finds the crevices and hollows of our bodies to allow us to stay warm and connected. We are meant to simply accept.
A big hug to all
Sadia/Neil, December 15, 2020
Your mum sounds like a lady I would have loved to be friends with if I was born in a different time. I see where you get your love of travel and all things beautiful Olga. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and all who felt like they did. Sincere condolences to the entire extended family.
Jennifer van Oosteroom, December 15, 2020
Olga and family
Dear Olga and family,
So sorry to hear of Mary's passing and we offer our deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your dear mother. She was always a happy and cheerful presence in both Castenchel Choir and Rideau Chorale. Her lovely smile and good humour will be sadly missed.
Tara, Nick, Claudine and Maisie
Tara Haddrell, December 15, 2020
All the family
Thinking of you all and sending so much love at this time . Our sympathies to you all
With love always Caz , David and Ruben xxx
Caz, December 16, 2020
Olga and family
My deepest condolences to you and your family. May all your mother's loving memories bring you strength and comfort during this difficult time. xox
Michelle, December 16, 2020
Nadia, Uros, Katya, Theo, Olga, Greg, and the whole family
Mary was so wonderful every time we met her, and we know she'll be terribly missed. So much love to all of you. ❤️
Naomi, Clyde, and Anna, December 16, 2020
All the family
So sorry to hear the sad news of Mary's death, may she rest in Peace. I understand that she went through a really difficult time in the last couple of years but realise that this does little to lessen the sense of great loss which you as a family must be feeling at the moment.
Wishing you our deepest sympathy
Roger & Heather King & family-Dublin
Roger King, December 17, 2020
Your mother sounds like she was an amazing person who lived a full and wonderful life. I have known you for a short time but in reading her obituary, I can see you have taken on a lot of her good qualities. Her legacy will continue on through her children and those that loved her. Sending you and your family my deepest condolences.
Marisa Melchiorre, December 20, 2020
Olga and all of Mary’s children and grandchildren
We are truly saddened by Mary’s passing, and we know you must be feeling her loss even more deeply.
We fell in love with Mary from the beginning and always enjoyed her company. We loved her no nonsense approach to life, free spirit and wit.
In the last year, we admired the strength, calm and grace with which Mary faced her diagnosis and last months of life. She was fortunate to leave this earth peacefully and surrounded by you, her beloved family, until her last day.
Mary will be deeply missed by all of us.
Florencia, Evan, Emilia and Lucía
Florencia and Evan Dyer, December 21, 2020
Family of Mary
Very sad to learn of Mary's passing. She could always light up a room with her smile. I enjoyed singing with her both in Castenchel choir and St. Stephen's Sunday mass choir . She always had an encouraging and kind word for everyone always with her lovely accent.
Sending my deepest sympathies to all her family. Treasured memories of her will sustain.
Suzanne Gibeault, January 14, 2021