It is with profound sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Mary Hébert at her home. Surrounded by her beloved husband and children, she helped ease their overwhelming sadness during her illness with her grace, humor, and wise words.
A former nurse and flight attendant, Mary’s greatest success was her role as wife and mother. She championed her family with unshakeable love, non-judgemental support, kindness, and wisdom.
Mary loved to read. She designed and created beautiful quilts. She was a talented seamstress and gardener. She was easily recognized in her community by her beautiful smile and kind disposition. The passing of time will never extinguish her loving light.
Born in Toronto to the late Cecil and Marie (Von Zuben) Gillespie, she is survived by her husband René, children Suzanne Cawley (Rick), Paul Hébert (Kim), Michelle Hébert, Lise Hébert (Glendon Gorham), and Monique Lefebvre (Alain), siblings Joan MacIsaac, Len Gillespie (Mary), Laurie Gillespie (Elva), Elaine Hary (Tibor), and John Gillespie (Maureen), as well as her grandchildren Erika, Alex, Justine, Max, Luc, and Liam. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her siblings Ken Gillespie and Neil Gillespie.
The family wishes to express gratitude to the palliative care team at EMH and a special heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Ronald Fontaine, whose kindness and support will never be forgotten.
A service to celebrate Mary’s life will be held at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd, Riverview (869-2007) on Friday, August 19th at 11:00am with Father Phil Mulligan presiding. Her family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday, August 18th from 6-8pm. Masks are encouraged for both events.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory are welcome to support hospice services or a charity of your choosing.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Mary
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at MacIsaac Funeral Home LTD