Mary Tomkins

18-Sep-1938 - 19-Aug-2019

Obituary Overview

In Loving Memory

TOMKINS, Mary (née Perry)
September 18, 1938 - August 19, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Mary Tomkins on August 19, 2019, at the age of 80. Mary was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. She was the loving wife of Gary for 62 years, devoted mother of Mark Tomkins (Andrea Tomkins, née Bartunek), cherished Nana of Emma Rosemary and Sarah Madeline Tomkins, beloved sister of Marina Smith, Roy Perry, and Shirley Kendall, and was predeceased by her brother, Garry. Mary Perry from Barrie married Gary in 1957, not long after meeting him at the town roller rink on teen night. Mary was always afraid of flying but Gary’s career as an air force navigator nevertheless took the family across Canada and the US to Comox, British Columbia; Florida; Bagotville, Quebec; Ottawa; Toronto; Beausejour, Manitoba; Virginia; Oklahoma; and Trenton, Ontario. Family was her top priority and she loved nothing more than to show her love by baking up a batch of her famous butter tarts, crocheting a cozy blanket, or sewing matching dresses for her young granddaughters. She loved a good joke and could always be counted on for a warm hug. 

The family would like to thank the staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital for their kindness and professionalism. 

Friends may pay their respects at
Kelly Funeral Home – Kanata Chapel
580 Eagleson Rd.
after 3pm on Saturday, August 24, 2019. A service celebrating Mary’s life will begin at 3:30pm, in the chapel at Kelly Funeral Home with a reception to follow. Donations to the Ottawa Humane Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada are greatly appreciated. 
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Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    Kelly Funeral Home - Kanata Chapel

    Event Times:

    24-Aug-2019 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Celebration of Life

    Kelly Funeral Home - Kanata Chapel

    Event Times:

    24-Aug-2019 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Reception

    Kelly Funeral Home - Kanata Chapel

    Event Times:

    24-Aug-2019 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

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