Dow (ne Tummonds), Mary Elizabeth

Dow (ne Tummonds), Mary Elizabeth

May 2nd, 2015

                  1931 – 2015

 At her home, on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, in her 85th year.  Beloved wife for 61 years of the late William George Gilbert Dow (2012).  Loving mother of Rebecca Clark (Stephen), Sue Latta (Don), Martha Dow (Lisa Kirby), Heather Dow (John Meulendyks) and the late Jimmie (1955).  Nana will be sadly missed by Miranda, Nathan, Tyler (Chantel), Adam (Jen), Hannah, Will, Avery, Nolan, and Ethan, and by great-grandchildren Kaydin, Chase, Blake, Zander and Emily.  Mary will be fondly remembered as a creative, inspiring and stylish matriarch by all who knew her:  many relatives, friends, theatre enthusiasts and the congregation at Dundas Street Centre United Church.  The neighbours will miss seeing Mary in her beautiful garden!   Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.  Cremation with a private family interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mary are asked to consider Dundas Street Centre United Church or Wellspring London and Region.

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Betty-Ann ShelestynskyOne of our Sunday morning brightest lights no longer shines, and we are deeply saddened. Jan and Betty-Ann
Lucas, Sarah, Julie and JDHeather, John, Nolan and Ethan - Our thoughts and sympathies are with you and your family.
Janice Lewis and familySuch a beautiful and joyful spirit! We will miss her dearly.
Kim and Jerry DamenWe would like to offer our sincere condolences to the whole family. We are away and unable to attend the funeral but our thoughts are with you all. My special "Aunt" and Godmother will be truly missed. Love you Aunt Mary.
Alison DudekMary will be greatly missed by all of us on Thornton Ave. When we came by to sell Girl Guide cookies, she would put her hands on her hips and say "well now...how on earth did you girls know that I was all out of cookies to have with my tea today!" She was the highlight of our Christmas carolling this year; when we showed up she put on her coat, sat down on the front step and humoured us all with many requests. I could go on and on with the kind things that Mary has touched us all with over the years. It was a pleasure and an honour to live by such a special lady for so many years. Please know that your mother/grandmother will always be fondly remembered by all of her neighbours Sincerely, Alison Dudek #79
Bill and Ina MahuHeather, John, Nolan and Ethan. So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Our condolences and thoughts are with you and your family.
Kathy and Ray BurninghamHeather, John, Nolan and Ethan Ray and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to all of you. We are very sorry for your loss. Although we didn't personally know your Mother, it is obvious by the other comments, that she was a wonderful, kind woman with a great sense of humour! Take good care and may the wonderful memories you shared comfort you during this difficult time.
Brian & Susan WoodsWe remember Mary as energetic and so full of life. Our sincere sympathies go out to her whole family.
The Mailer family (Donna, Susan, and Barbara)Thinking of you in your time of loss.
Jen TomazincicMary will be sadly missed by all her neighbours on Thornton Ave. I enjoyed many chats with her as she puttered around in her garden, she would often invite the kids over to pick a flower to bring home...Mary was a kind & gentle soul. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten by all her neighbours. Sincerely, Jen Tomazincic & Family #81
Joan & Bill SeamanWe were so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with all the family at this very sad time.
Paulette LaporteTo Heather and John, Martha and Lisa, Rebecca and Stephan, Sue and Don. Your mom was a very special and wonderful friend in our lives, having met her at the Grand many years ago. She will be sadly missed. Just know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time in your lives. Paulette & Ed Laporte
Sharon ClarkeTo Rebecca,Sue,Martha Heather and Family. I was so saddened to read of your Mom's passing. I will truly miss our "visits"s in the dental office, they were so enjoyable and entertaining. She truly was a wonderful person.
Diane and Jim TraquairMary will be very much missed at Dundas St. Centre United Church. She was a very special person. She always had a smile on her face and was involved in so many volunteer activities at the church. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Sarah HemeryckI am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with your whole family.
Beverly DemeloMary will be sadly missed by all her garden-loving friends. Everytime I see a clematis I will fondly remember her. Deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Kathy ArdyBecky, Susan, Martha, Heather: I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Mary, she was a remarkable woman, and one that the four sisters proudly called Aunt Mary. Her smile, and laugh will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very hard time. As sisters, lean on each other for support as you get through this together. Love you Aunt Mary.
Kara Sue Slatnik and Ross Secondary studentsWe will always remember the kindness and patience that was demonstrated while working with Mary on the set of You Can't Take It With you. She was very understanding and kept us entertained with her sense of humour and interesting stories. It was very rewarding to work with such a wonderful and beautiful lady. She will be sadly missed.
Shelley SeamanMartha, Heather, Susan and Becky: I'm so sorry to hear you mom has passed. I have a lot of fond memories of times spent with your family and it always started with a greeting from Mary on the porch. I've driven down Thornton many times hoping to see your mom out there. My thoughts are with you all and although I can't make it to London today I'm there in spirit to celebrate the life of a great lady. Shelley (3B)
Connie WilbeeI enjoyed many times with Mary I too will miss her. She was a wonderful person. My Sympathy To all Blessings Connie
Ann McGregorDear Sue and Don, Andy and I were very sad to hear of the sudden passing of your beautiful mother. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers and please pass on our condolences to the rest of your family.
Ann McGregorDear Sue and Don, Andy and I were very sad to hear of the sudden passing of your beautiful mother. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers and please pass on our condolences to the rest of your family.
Katherine WatsonExtending my Sympathy to Martha, Hannah, Will and Avery and the rest of the Dow Clan, It is difficult to lose one so full of life, so supportive of all you do and all you are. Thinking of you in BC-- a place that Mary and Bill loved to visit to be with their grandchildren. I remember them both fondly.
Angela AartsDear Heather, John, Nolan and Ethan, So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. As you already know, when you lose a parent they become very big in your life. May your hearts be filled with joyous family memories, and the knowledge they have left a wonderful legacy of love. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you, Angela Aarts and Kenn, Samuel and Emily Faris.
Jamie EckMary and Bill were my God Parents and it was a pleasure to have known them growing up. I will miss Mary's sense of humour and her larger than life laugh. 46 years and she never missed sending me a birthday card.
Karen EckI was so sad to hear about Mary's passing. She was a wonderful person with an amazing sense of humour. I have fond memories of hanging out at the Dow house as a kid and teen. She will definitely be missed.
Rae and Gery McKennaSue and Family So sorry to hear of your loss.
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