Mary Ethel Gemmill

Gemmill, Mary E.

Mary passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family at her home in Snow Road Station on Monday November 14th, 2022 at the age of 73 years.  She was predeceased by her parents Clarence and Betty (Collier) Pretty, her beloved husband of 55 years, Dale, and an infant son.  She was the dearly loved mother of Rodger (Gina) Gemmill, Scott (Alison) Gemmill and Cynthia (Joey) Ducharme; grandmother of Cole (Jessica) and Sierra Gemmill, Desiree and Deacon Ducharme.  Mary was predeceased by sister Heather (Keith) Thompson; she will be sadly missed by her half-brother David (Diane) Bowman, nieces, nephews and many good friends and neighbours.  She married at 18 years, worked in cheese stores with her husband Dale who was Master Cheese Maker at numerous locations in the Ottawa Valley.  They moved back to Snow Road Station to farm dairy cattle and sold eggs, she worked as a bookkeeper for the roads department of Palmerston Township, worked for Canada Post opening new post offices and bought the store in Snow Road Station.  Mary opened D & M General Store which she operated for 25 years, was bookkeeper for Gemmill Sand and Gravel, volunteered as secretary-treasurer for McDonalds Corners Agricultural Society and volunteered with the Snow Road Snowmobile Club.  She worked alongside Dale gathering maple syrup and making candy.   Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth Friday November 18th, 2022 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.  The funeral service will be held in the chapel Saturday at 10:00 A.M. followed by interment in Crawford Cemetery, McDonalds Corners. A celebration in remembrance of Mary will be held after the funeral ceremony at the Snow Road Station Community Hall from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. In honour of Mary, those wishing are asked to consider memorial donations to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) or the Snow Road Presbyterian Church.