May McKendry

1927 - 2023

Funeral Details:

With love and sorrow, we share that our cherished mom in her 97th year, left us on October 18, 2023.  Born Mary Jane O’Hagan (County Tyrone, N. Ireland), her life journey from the family farm to raising a family of eight children in Ontario proved her strength, determination, and faith.  Her fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren brought her great pleasure, keeping her young at heart -being able to enjoy them for over 45 years of her life.

She cared deeply for the less fortunate, always extending small kindnesses.  Her awe with nature was with her till the end, always happiest tending her garden.

Predeceased by her husband Alex (2003), cherished mother of Frank (Judith), Alex (Brenda), Ellanna (Chris Whitaker), Pat (Jim Borho), Kevin (Sue), Neil (Lori), Theresa (Louis Gariepy), Adrian (Gitte).  Loving Grandma and Great Grandma.  Her devotion to her family and faith was inspiring.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Tom Mills for the exceptional care and compassion he showed to our mother.

A family mass was held on October 23, 2023, at St. Mary’s Parish, Barrie.  Internment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Barrie.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
May the rain fall softly on your fields
And until we meet again
May you keep safe
In the gentle loving arms of God


12 Condolences
  • Wendy Small (Whelan)
    Posted on: Saturday, November 11, 2023 Reply

    To Pat and family: just hearing of your Mom’s death. It’s a very sad time for your family, saying good bye to your Mom. Blessings and love to you all from an old classmate and friend of Pat’s.

  • Anne Collison
    Posted on: Saturday, November 11, 2023 Reply

    Our deepest condolences to the family. She has left many memories for you all to cherish. May she rest in peace.

    Gord and Anne Collison

  • Doug Ross
    Posted on: Saturday, November 11, 2023 Reply

    Mrs McKendry leaves behind an incredible family legacy. She lived a wonderful life and is now at peace. Our heartfelt condolences to Frank, Judith and the entire Clan McKendry.

  • Glen Parsneau
    Posted on: Saturday, November 11, 2023 Reply

    Our deepest sympathy to all the Mckendry family on your loss.

    Glen & Marg

  • Bob and Nancy Stephenson
    Posted on: Saturday, November 11, 2023 Reply

    Your mom was an incredible lady; her legacy will live on in each of you. Cherish the many wonderful memories of the times you spent with her as they will bring you comfort . Thinking of your family.

  • Vince McGrath
    Posted on: Saturday, November 11, 2023 Reply

    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing .
    Thinking of you all .
    Take care of each other .

  • Elizabeth Fildey
    Posted on: Sunday, November 12, 2023 Reply

    My deepest condolences to the Mckendry family! May was an amazing person who lead a remarkable life.
    Her legacy of kindness and love will continue to inspire us all. Please know that I’m here for you during this difficult time.

  • Karen Charlton
    Posted on: Sunday, November 12, 2023 Reply

    My deepest condolences to your family at this difficult time.

  • Nadia Bell
    Posted on: Sunday, November 12, 2023 Reply

    So very sorry to hear of your very dear moms passing. You are all in our thoughts often during this difficult time. Hoping all the wonderful family memories will bring you some comfort. Xox

  • Bradley Rice
    Posted on: Monday, November 13, 2023 Reply

    Adrian, we are sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. May was was a one of a kind.

    Tammy and Brad

  • Sue Sodeman
    Posted on: Saturday, November 25, 2023 Reply

    Dear Pat and Jim, we offer our sincere condolences on the passing of May, the wonderful matriarch of the McKendry family.
    Will miss our delightful chats on her porch, happy times always warmly remembered.

    Much love to you and all of the family
    Patrick and Sue

  • Michael Merkley
    Posted on: Thursday, April 25, 2024 Reply

    Ahhhhhh Adrien and family so sorry about your mother not the nicest thing hang in there brother u looked after and out for us I remember her nice took time offering food kind nice lady sincerely Mike Ron Todd briar Brynn Megan ..😎😎😎👩🏻‍🦳👩🏻‍🦳👩🏻‍🦳🦮🌞🪵🌴🌳🌲🌹🥀🪻🪷💐🌾🌅…

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