Mary Anne McColeman 1923-2023
It is with deep sadness, that the family of Mary Anne McColeman shares the news of her death on Thursday June 8th at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Centre in Hamilton at the age of 100 years young. Anne passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her beloved husband Lorne 1993 with whom she enjoyed 46 years of marriage. Loving mother of Lynne Loher and Robert McColeman (Christine), and devoted grandmother to Michelle (Jon), Jason (Melanie), and Andrew. And devoted great- grandmother to Lucas and Drew.
Anne was the second youngest of 8 children, born to Vincent and Helena Mallia born in Toronto, Ontario. She was predeceased by her siblings, Andrew, Charles, Anthony, Grace, Mary, Joseph, and Theresa.
Anne was a business trailblazer in establishing “Kinsley McColeman Bindery” in the mid 1940’s continuing to work in the Bindery business until 1988. Anne and Lorne bought a home in Etobicoke, Ontario in the early 1950’s where she lived until 1994, at which time she moved to Dundas, Ontario. Anne was an avid euchre player and had a large network of friends with whom she enjoyed many lively conversations and lifelong friendships. Anne loved to travel in her younger retired years and spent vacations in Spain, Malta, Portugal and cruises to Panama and Alaska. Anne was a huge fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and never missed a game, having followed them since 1977! She received a letter from the Blue Jay’s Club, congratulating her on her 100th Birthday and thanking her for years of dedicated support.
Anne had a very full life. She will be missed, and her memory cherished by her loving family. The family wishes to express their gratitude to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Centre in Hamilton for their compassionate care during this difficult time.
A visitation and a short service will take place on Monday June 12th between 1-3 p.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home Ltd., Dundas, Ontario.
Cremation will take place, and a Celebration of Life will occur at a future date for family.
Donations made to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Centre Hamilton in Anne’s memory would be appreciated.