6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
In Memoriam Funeral Services Inc.
28 Main Street North
Grand Valley, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday, February 15, 2024
St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church
42 Dawson Rd
Orangeville , Ontario, Canada

Obituary of Mary CHARRON

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Maria "Mary" Charron

July 22, 1949 - February 4, 2024


Passed away at Trillium Hospital, Mississauga on February 4, 2024 at 74 years. Daughter of the late Julianna and Zoltan Rakos.  Beloved wife of Richard. Dear mother of Michael (Lisa), Anne-Marie (Greg), and Suzette. Predeceased by daughter Elizabeth.  Cherished grandmother of Trenton (Sara), Jacob, Tyler and Jonah. Mary loved being a grandmother and sparkled when talking of her grandchildren. Missed by her best friend, Sandra.


Mary was born in Budapest, Hungary. Her family’s journey to Canada was a courageous one fraught with many challenges. They fled the revolution and resided in a refugee camp before sailing to Canada. Mary did not speak much of the revolution as she focused on creating a better life for herself and her future children.


An avid reader, Mary made weekly trips to the library. She was a master cook and baker and often rescued the many disasters created by her children.  She was patient as she taught her children around the kitchen. Mary was well-known for her Christmas baking which she delightfully shared with family and friends. She enjoyed baking strudel, shortbread and her much enjoyed traditional Hungarian desserts.  She never disappointed.


Mary loved to knit. She often knitted slippers, mittens, hats and sweaters for her family. She took great pride and joy creating these items. She never shied away from a complicated pattern and made her own patterns as she saw fit. She loved watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy – she was certain to never miss a night. 


Mary loved flowers and gardening. Cherry tomatoes were one of her most abundant crops enjoyed by family, friends and neighbours. 


The Family will recieve friends at In Memoriam Funeral Services Inc.  28 Main St. North. Grand Valley L9W5S7 on Wednesday February 14, 2024 from 6:00 pm.- 8:00 pm.


A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church.  42 Dawson Rd, Orangeville L9W2W3 on Thursday February 15, 2024 at 11:00 am.


Although, Mary loved flowers she would want to continue to help others. Donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Orangeville Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.


Mary was kind and gentle and never spoke ill about anyone and took care of those she loved. She will always be remembered.


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