July 16, 1926 – October 22, 2016
Maureen Emmerson – Molly Anderson and friends are saddened to announce the death of Maureen (Mau) on Saturday, October 22nd at home, after a short illness. Mau was born July 16, 1926 in Wickham, England and came to Canada under the sponsorship of the Anglican Church. She did missionary work in Northern Manitoba before moving south to become Youth Worker for the diocese of Brandon, MB. She and Molly met there and formed a friendship that lasted for over fifty years. After completing her Masters Degree in Education at OISE, Mau moved to Hamilton in 1975 where she and Molly bought a Westover schoolhouse where they lived for 34 years. Maureen joined the faculty of Social Sciences at Mohawk College, retiring as department head in 1989. Mau was multitalented-excelling as an artist, illustrator and woodcarver. Molly and Mau were committed to fundraising for Christ Church Flamborough, holding art and bake sales for many years.”Mawmee” is survived by her beloved niece, Jill, great niece Rosie, great great niece Frida, and great nephew Dan, in England. A celebration of Maureen ‘s life will be held at 11 AM on November 8th at Christ Church Flamborough. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Maureen was a very special person and a mentor and inspiration to many
She will be so missed by me and all
Jackie (Bytheway) Donnelly
I had the pleasure of meeting Maureen as we are both dog lovers and I would see her out with her beloved cockapoo. Then I was fortunate enough to meet her and Molly as I sold their townhouse to my neigbhour..who has never been happier.
I am so sorry Molly for your loss …she was a beautiful person
Mau was the best boss I ever had. She was a truly good, kind and wise person and I will never forget her.
My sympathy to Jill and Molly in the loss of their aunt and constant companion. I too mourn her loss and celebrate her life and I am so grateful for the happy memories of the times we have spent together. Maureen interviewed me for a job at Mohawk and thereby had an impact on my working life. She was an inspired leader in education, a true, and companionable friend and she had a special knack of making life’s little pleasures the best. Times at the schoolhouse, rambles through Italy, catching sun in Jamaica, and wending our ways along the coast of Gaspe remain some of my favorite memories. After Thanksgiving Day picnics in the park with the dogs madly tearing around, long walks in the conservation area and always enjoying a meal or two thrown into the mix were hallmarks of our times together. Her birthdays were celebrated annually with this year among the best when she decided to celebrate for a month or two not just a day. And now good bye my dear friend. Rest in peace. Betty
My condolences on the passing of Maureen – A Special Person
Maureen was the best boss I ever had. She was very kind and supportive. I have very fond memories of her. I will never forget her. She lived her life well.
To Molly and family
We are so sorry to hear the sad news, Maureen was a wonderful talented person with a good sense of humor. I learned a lot from her and keep happy memories of years of painting together.
We will miss you so much
November 4th, 2016
I feel fortunate to have met Maureen at the RBG watercolour painting classes by (the late) Elearnor Johnston. Weekly gatherings to paint with Maureen and several other ladies continued for over 15 year afterwards. She was a wonderful lady whose life was a culmination of love, compassion, generosity of spirit and an inspiration to all she met. My condolences to Molly for the loss of a faithful and wonderful friend.
Dear Molly, Jill and Maureen’s Family and Friends
With gracious regard for your loss as you remember Maureen with love. Thank you, Maureen, for sharing your kindness, goodness, respect and passion with all of us at Mohawk College. Gaye
Maureen was a caring and thoughtful person and had a special place in our hearts. I still have the practice note book of my mother’s where Maureen spent many hours teaching her how to write English. It meant so much to my mother and gave her confidence and fulfillment. Her artwork adorned our walls. A very generous, talented and respected lady. She will be sadly missed.
Dear Molly, I wanted to send my condolences, my Mum and Dad ( Bill and Lorraine Sinclair ) thought so much of both of you! I often heard your names mentioned with great fondness and regard! My deepest sympathy on your loss.
Dear Molly, Be comforted by decades of wonderful memories of your dear friend. I enjoyed meeting her when you first bought the old school house which became a warm and inviting home and it was always a treat to run into you on the streets of Dundas.
Carole and I didn’t hear of Maureen ‘s passing until this afternoon. We’re so sorry to have missed this morning’s service. The life you and Mau built together reflected warmly across everyone you met. We are kinder, gentler, better teachers and of better humour because of you. Like others who have written here, I never had a better boss, nor a more courageous one. And those faculty parties at Westover…memorable evenings of all of us at our best.
I hope your memories of all the wonderful years you both had together will bring you comfort. I always looked forward to coming to the schoolhouse with Mum to visit you both. My thoughts are with you. Visits with you were very special to my mother.
I was saddened when I heard of the loss of your dear friend Maureen. I do know that grief is a true measurement of the love we hold for those we hold near and dear to our hearts. I just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. With lots of hugs.