Mairi Byrne

Obituary of Mairi Theresa Byrne

BYRNE:  It is with great sadness that the family of Mairi Theresa (MacMillan) Byrne of Grand Bend, formerly London, announce her passing on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved wife and soul mate of James Byrne. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Martin Byrne of Ottawa, Anne Byrne (Rob Campbell) of Toronto, and Claire Byrne (Wendy Atkins) of Vancouver. Cherished Grandma of Alex Byrne, Jordan Byrne (Danielle), Lauren Campbell (Andres), Cicely Campbell (Bobby), Lachlan Campbell and Sophie Byrne-Atkins. Treasured Great-Grandma to Talvie Meret. Dear sister-in-law to Betty Douglas of Glasgow, Scotland and Kathy MacMillan (Kim and Jamie) of Toms River, NJ. Remembered with love by her nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents John and Mary Anne (McNeil) MacMillan, and brothers James, Roderick and Neil.  Mairi emigrated to Canada from Scotland with Jim and three small children in 1967 taking up residence in Forest, Ontario. The family moved to London where Mairi flourished as a Director of Medical Records and later Director of Quality Assurance and Risk Management at Victoria Hospital. On Retirement, Mairi and Jim moved back to the lake, building a home in Grand Bend, where they enjoyed retirement, travel and family gatherings at the beach.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Grand Bend on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 11:00. The Rev. Fr. Vince Gulikers Celebrant. Cremation to follow with Interment Pinery Cemetery at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Memorial donations made directly to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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