Hallahan, Mary Elizabeth 'Suze'

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Mary “Suze” Hallahan (nee Abbotts), on Friday, September 15, 2023 at Errinrung Long Term Care in Thornbury in her 99th year.

Born in Thornbury on March 12, 1925, she was a daughter of the late  Joseph Abbotts and Isabelle Abbotts (nee Nixon).

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Joseph “Joe” Hallahan.

She was also predeceased by her siblings Clara Lackie, Russell, Clifford “Jake”, Alfred “Ted”, Harold “Skin”, Ken, Helyn McColman, Bessie Luker and Florence Tyndale.  She will be missed by many nieces and nephews and their families.

Mary was raised in Thornbury, later leaving to spend many years in Barrie with husband Joe, where she was a well-known employee of the IGA.  She and Joe enjoyed summer days on their houseboat.   Mary was an avid walker and could be regularly seen around Thornbury on her return to her hometown many years ago. She was a WWII Veteran, for which she received the War Medal 1939-45.  The family would like to thank Dr Naomi Klages and the staff at Errinrung for their care of Mary.

There will be no visitation or service at Mary’s request.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Beaver Valley Outreach would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca


Private Family Arrangements.

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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Gary and Beverlee Dillon
    Sunday, September 17, 2023

    Very sorry to hear of Mary’s passing .She was a very friendly lady .Our condolences to the family .

  2. shelly Harrison
    Sunday, September 17, 2023

    We have a lot of good memories of Mary she was a good friend of mom’s
    She was quite the lady
    so sorry for your loss

    Lee and Harrison Family’s

  3. don and marg sheridan
    Sunday, September 17, 2023

    Goodbye old girl. We will miss our talks on the history of Thornbury at Tims
    Don and Marg Sheridan

  4. Yvonne Camplin Taylor
    Sunday, September 17, 2023

    What a sweet lady. Always so caring!

  5. Stephanie Sheridan
    Monday, September 18, 2023

    All of the years working at Errinrung Mary was more than a resident she was a friend to me. Always wanting to help and many stories told. R.I.P. Mary
    Stephanie Sheridan

  6. Gwen Hutchinson
    Monday, September 18, 2023

    I was saddened to see that Mary has passed away. I have known her all my life, and she and Mom were good company for each other at Errinrung. And she was always a friendly face at St. Georges’ church as well as hard worker for St. Georges’. She had a sharp wit and a great sense of humour as well, and could make a person see the bright side in any situation. I still the remember the loud laughter drifting upstairs from the kitchen when I was a child and Mary was visiting Mom & Dad. Some memories are pure gold.
    Rest in peace Mary.

  7. Jennifer Cornell
    Monday, September 18, 2023

    Mary will be sorely missed at Errinrung and around town. She was a friend to me and to many residents and staff at the home. Sending love and thoughts to all who are grieving her passing.

  8. Penny Clugston
    Wednesday, September 20, 2023

    I first met Mary when I worked as a cashier at the end of high school at an IGA in Barrie. She became a good friend and mentor. After returning to Barrie to teach I would try to shop there and to keep in touch. After marrying and moving away, we lost contact. When my mother in law moved to Errinrung, Mary made her welcome and we were able to reconnect. Mary had a wonderful sense of humour and she and my husband would talk hockey and baseball. I had a visit with Mary in the spring and as usual she shook her head at my teasing about Chris. Neil. Mary was a special lady.
    Penny Sue and Stu Clugston

  9. Jordan Sample
    Thursday, September 21, 2023

    Rest in peace Mary. Many memories with you as a kid while visiting the nursing home. Will always remember all our games of crokinole ❤️

    – Jordan Sample

  10. Wayne Reekie
    Friday, September 22, 2023

    Love you, Mary!

    We’ll meet again someday. xoxo!

    – “Young Mr. Reekie”


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