Maharaj, Clare Elizabeth

Maharaj, Clare Elizabeth

June 26th, 2021

Passed away peacefully at University Hospital on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the age of 88. Clare was born in Cork, and lived in Dublin, Ireland, before making London her home. She tirelessly devoted her time and energy to her four children. Beloved wife of the late Deonarine Maharaj (2013). Cherished mother of Sean (Monica), of London, Liam (Arlene), of London, Damien (Michiko), of Surrey B.C., and Siobhan Maharaj, of Toronto. Sadly missed by her brother, William “Willie” Herdman (Maura). Proud Nana of Aidan and Siobhan, Yahiro and Kenji, Nicholas, Emily and Benjamin. Predeceased by her brothers, Thomas “Tommy” Herdman, Nelson Herdman (Helen), Aidan Herdman (Kathleen); sisters, Agnes Hegarty (Aidan), Bridget “Bridie” Fields (William “Bill”), and Marie Dowling. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Clare are asked to consider Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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MarionFond memories of Aunt Clare. I still have a doll she gave me on one of her visits back to Ireland when I was a child. May she Rest in Peace. Thinking of all her family at this sad time.
barbara Lovely memories of Aunt Clare. Thinking of all those she loved and those who loved her at this sad time. RIP Barbara & Stephen Coughlan
Ann Harvey ( Hegarty ) I have lovely memories of Aunt Clare when she lived in Ireland and again when I visited her in Canada. She had the loveliest smile and a very kind heart. I’m sure she will be sadly missed by all her family. My sincere condolences to all her family who I know she loved dearly. Ann & Mike Harvey ( Hegarty )
Siobhan MaharajI am so honored to have had my Nana in my life, I am heartbroken but I know my Nana is with my Papa, and their spirit is with me everyday. The things I will miss are the days I had with my Nana - going for walks with my Nana, braiding my Nana's hair, and running in the backyard. But perhaps the thing I miss most is visiting my Nana nearly everyday. I love and miss my grandmother everyday, but I am confident on saying she is now reunited with my Papa in the afterlife. love - Siobhan Maharaj
Carmel JagoFrom my family with love. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. We have lovely photos of Clare with us on her visits to Ireland and will always remember those special times. Carmel, children Ger Graham Craig and Grace and grandchildren.
Damien MaharajAll that I am, or will ever be, is because of you mama. You loved and supported me my whole life. You helped me to realize that Michiko was, is and always will be my soul mate. You accepted me for who I am, without question. Your loss to me cannot be measured. My only consolation is that I might see you again, even for a moment, after I too leave this world someday.
Michiko Maharaj Mama, you were not just my mother in law, you were my friend. We talked, laughed and even cried together. I was 20 when I met you for the first time. I was new to Canada, and didn't have any family here. You worried and cared about me. While your children were at their school, you told me how you met Papa and fell in love with him. Well, that story is secret between you and me, but I know your love story will be continued in heaven. As you warned me about Damien before we got married, he is stubborn but kind. I know his kindness is coming from you. Yes, he has a heart of gold as you said. You don't need to worry about Damien. I will take care of him. This is my last promise to you. You can rest in peace. Bye for now.
Aidan MIm so happy to call you my grandmother, you were an amazing grandma, I will certainly miss seeing you, I like to think that you are in heaven with your amazing husband papa as well as with your amazing siblings and loved ones. I wish the best to you on your travel to heaven.sending lots of love, Aidan.
TessaThe angel came for Mama much sooner than I expected, but in my heart she will always be as I loved her dearly. I will cherish the years spent with her as the wonderful person who always believed in me in a way that no one else seemed to. She was my sanctuary. She's now in heaven with the angels and one of them has taken my place. Mama will continue to be in the hearts of those whose lives she touched in so many ways. She was well loved by all of us and I know she's watching over us and reminding us that she's at a better place, so rest in peace Mama, our love and memories of you we'll forever hold dear.
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