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Photo de Mavis Irene MALLINSON
Fiche créée le : 2007-06-02
Décès le : 2007-06-02
Parution : 2007-06-09
Conjoint(e) : Frederick KNOWLES, John Albert McINTOSH
Paru dans : The Gazette, Montréal, QC

MAVIS IRENE KNOWLES McINTOSH (nee MALLINSON) It is with great sadness that the three children of Mavis Irene Knowles McIntosh announce her passing on June 2, 2007, at the age of eighty-six. Mom passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Village of Sandalwood Park Nursing Home, Brampton, Ontario. Beloved wife and companion for 15 years of John Albert McIntosh who passed away in 2004. Loving and devoted wife for 29 years of Frederick Knowles who passed away in 1972. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Rosemary and Harvey Bruner, Carolyn Knowles and Guy Bonnetta, and Ansy Krouglicof and Harold Knowles. Dear grandmother of Katie (Neil Maruoka), Emily (Vadim Kazakov), Jennifer, Maggie, Heidi, Andrew, Nicholas, and Jonathan. Mom's last outing was on April 25, 2007 when she visited her great granddaughter Molly Noelle Maruoka who was just nine days old. Mavis will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters-in-law Nancy and Kenneth Mallinson (Langley, BC), Pat Burns and John Mallinson (Lachine, QC), Audrey Knowles (Pointe Claire, QC), Mary Brandon (Fenelon Falls, ON), and Isobel and Doug Clerk (Fenelon Falls, ON), her nieces, nephews and cousins. Mavis is predeceased by her brothers Robert and Harold Mallinson. She has relatives and friends right across Canada, from British Columbia to the Atlantic Provinces and will be fondly remembered by them all. Mom was born in Montreal on July 9, 1920, the daughter of Donalda Grace (Wood) and George James Mallinson. She graduated from West Hill High School in 1938. After completing a secretarial course, she worked at Ciba Company and Allied War Supplies. As the daughter of an NHL referee, she had a great love of sports throughout her life. She was a member of the NDG Tennis Club and spent many winter weekends in the Laurentians skiing. After her marriage to Fred in 1943, the couple enjoyed teaching their children how to have fun, ice skating, swimming, bike riding, fishing and going on picnics were family pastimes. For many years, Mavis and Fred were enthusiastic members of the Montreal West Curling Club. Mom was also an active member of Westmount Baptist Church and taught bible study at the church's summer retreat in the Eastern Townships, Cedar Lodge. In 1979, Mom moved to Brampton to be closer to her grandchildren. She took up lawn bowling and joined the local Brampton club. In early 1989, Mom was introduced to John McIntosh. The happy couple married and moved to Belleville where they enjoyed visits with John's family. Mom was a member of the Belleville Newcomers Club and Ladies Euchre Group. As well as ensuring her children were well educated, Mom passed on to them a great love of music. She was herself part of many musical organizations. She sang in the Westmount Baptist Choir and the Brampton Choral Society, and was a member of the Sandalwood Chime Choir. She loved listening to performances of the Metropolitan Opera on the radio and tolerated her son's rock band practices in the basement of the Belmore Avenue home. Mom was a helpful daughter, a caring sister, a good wife and a wonderful mother. She was a proud and loving grandmother. Most important of all, you could not ask for a better friend. We will all miss her infectious laugh. Many thanks to the staff at Sandalwood who looked after Mom with kindness, patience, and understanding. Also, thank-you to the nursing staff in Ward 4A at the Peel Memorial Hospital. A private cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Montreal Memorial Park, 3955 Cote de Liesse, St. Laurent, Quebec on June 23, 2007 at 12 noon, followed by interment. Afterwards, there will be a reception at the home of Harold Knowles, 256 Percival Avenue, Montreal West, H4X 1T9. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for the new Brampton Civic Hospital may be made to the William Osler Health Centre Foundation, Brampton Office, 20 Lynch Street, Brampton, Ontario, L6W 9Z9 at (905) 796-4018. Published in the Montreal Gazette on 6/9/2007


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