Mary Carolynn Patterson McDonnell

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Mary Carolynn Patterson McDonnell

August 21, 1932 – September 7, 2022

Mary (Lynn) passed away peacefully September 7, 2022 at her home in Calgary. She had recently celebrated her 90th birthday with several family members.

Lynn was predeceased by her parents John and Helen Templeton, her brother William Templeton, her sister Joan Tod, son-in-law Ernie Hanlon, and nephew Ian Tod.

She is survived by her husband Bob, her children Brian (Charlie), Glenn (Jane), Doug (Kathy), Sandra, and John (Sharon); Her grandchildren Debbs (Attila), Alex (Theresa), Heather (Josh), Doug (Anthe), Rebecca, Kaitlyn (Curt), Nick, Jennifer, Hailey, Mike (Jessica), AJ (Maya), Mike (Nikki), Matt, and Ethan; Great grandchildren Nimiyikowen, Alexander, Seamus, Jake, Jaina, Cade, Ryder, Riley, and Finnick.

She will also be dearly missed by friends Mary Maksymek, Chris Hadden, and Verna Bolton. 

Lynn was born in Edmonton and lived the last 45 years of her life in Calgary. Most of her working life was in banking. She loved spending time with her family and her pets, most notably Buster.

Mom was a strong, caring, compassionate woman that was able to make friends anywhere. Her kindness and wonderful sense of humor would draw people towards her, regardless of their age. Of all the blessings that mom had in her life, nothing brought her more joy than her family and the friends she considered family. Her face would absolutely light up when she talked about her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved her family unconditionally. It is this special love that she shared with us that will be her legacy.