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Mary  Rathwell
In Memory of
Mary  Eleanor
Rathwell (Nixon)
1925 - 2019
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Obituary for Mary Eleanor Rathwell (Nixon)

Mary  Eleanor  Rathwell (Nixon)
Rathwell, Mary Eleanor (nee Nixon)
Mary passed away on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 in Ottawa, at the age of 94 years. Beloved wife of the late Jack Rathwell, Mary was the adored mother of Cynthia, and cherished "Bubby" to Sophia and Sonja Swettenham. She will be missed, as well, by nieces Marlene Vlaanderen and Sharon Nixon. Mary was predeceased by her parents (William Nixon and Charlotte (Miller), brother Hugh (late Evelyn) and, recently, brother Jim (Iris). Born in Peterborough but raised in Perth, Mary maintained a strong connection to the town and fond memories of her youth with her extended family in the Miller, Hutchings and Nixon families, and with close neighbours. She passed on her love of Perth to her family, and inspired each of us with her individualism, determination and devotion. Her family meant the world to her, as she did to them. Family and friends are invited to a reception to celebrate Mary's life at 2413 Scotch Line Road, at 2:00pm, Sunday, June 16th, 2019. In her memory, donations to The Great War Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.
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