Mary Bright


Iroquois resident, Mary Bright, beloved wife of the late Howard Townsend and the late Robert (Bob) Bright, passed away suddenly at St. Vincent Hospital in Ottawa, on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 following a debilitating stroke four months earlier.  

Mary was born in Timmins, Ontario, in 1928, to her parents James and Elizabeth Maxwell (nee Pierce).  There, while working as a bank teller, she met and married Howard, her husband of 42 plus years. They retired to  Iroquois in 1980.  

In later years, Mary married Bob, with whom she spent six happy years travelling to foreign destinations.  

As a very active member in St. John’s Anglican Church in Iroquois, Mary devoted her energies to working with her friends at various church functions and events.  An avid gardener, folks could often find Mary happily scratching in her flower gardens at her home and her cottage.

Predeceased by her brothers, Jim, John, Bob and half-brother Doug (Perks), Mary is survived by her son Barry and daughter-in-law Ann of Ottawa, step-daughters Eileen (John) Johnston of Morrisburg, Hazel (Peter) Taylor of Kingston, and Ann Butler of Mono (Ontario), and step-son James Bright (partner Gaston St-Onge) of Ottawa. 

Mary will be fondly missed by grandchildren Samantha, Peter and Rick and his wife Jennifer, great-grandchildren Liam and Lily, and step-grandchildren Lindsay, Ryan, Lauren, Hannah, Erin, Kristin and Kelsey. 

In honour of Mary’s active life, a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday November 9, 2013, at St. John’s Anglican Church in Iroquois.  

Donations to St. John’s Anglican Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.


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