BRUNTON, Mary Astrid Charlene– Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Mary Brunton passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the age of 78 following a brief battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Harold (2015). Loving mother of Annalee Brunton, Sarnia and Kyle Brunton & his wife Heather, Brockville. Cherished grandmother of Cassie, Luke and Benjamin Brunton. Dear sister of Denyse Phenix (Robert), Sarnia, Eric Cormier (late Karen), N.B., Robert Cormier, Gerald Cormier and Cheryl Cormier (Fred) all of N.B. Predeceased by her parents Harvey & Janet Cormier, niece Debbie Phenix and in-laws Patricia (Robert) Hamilton and Joan (Rev. Gary) Parker.
Mary was a loving mother and grandmother. She cherished her time with her family. Mary was a faithful parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church, Sarnia for 45 years and was the secretary for many years. She was a dedicated volunteer for over 40 years with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Sarnia. Until the end her positive outlook and sense of humor persevered. Her generous nature was felt by many in the community. During her life, she was known for strong faith, character, compassion and fierce independence. She was commonly heard saying “you cannot out stubborn your mother”. She will also be remembered for her quick wit, sarcasm and strong will. We will never forget the many lessons she taught us.
Some of the lessons learned from Mary over the years:
You can never have too many containers for leftovers
You can always hang clothes out to dry, even in January
Always send snail mail and remember birthdays
Wine always tastes better with ice and ginger ale
Be generous and help those in need
Cranberry sauce is the perfect condiment
Walk when you can if you are able
Be grateful and don’t take anything for granted
You can survive without a computer and microwave and dishwasher in the house
Cremation has taken place. If COVID restrictions allow, a memorial visitation will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St., N., Sarnia on Thursday, March 17, 2022, from 6 – 8 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place at McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home, 431 Christina St., N., Sarnia, on Friday, March 18 at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Please note masks/face coverings are mandatory.
In lieu of flowers Mary has asked that you pass on a smile. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Vincent de Paul, Food Bank, 228 Davis St., Sarnia, N7T 1B3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com