Dossetor, (née Conlan) (Ottawa Canada, formerly of Ardboe Co. Tyrone) Margaret Mary. The daughters of Margaret Mary Dossetor announce our mother’s passing in Ottawa, Canada, on December 3rd, six days after her 100th birthday celebration with fifty people present, including all of her descendants from Canada and the United States. She was born November 27, 1921 to Joseph and Margaret Conlan.
Our mother was a trailblazer. She left Ireland at the age of seventeen to be trained as a nurse in Scotland, at the beginning of WW2. She met our father, Dr. John B. Dossetor in England and married him in New York City. She travelled to Montreal in February of that year – “high heels in the snow” – where we were all born.
Predeceased by almost everyone, including her husband of more than 60 years.
Beloved by all whom knew her, including her devoted children: Frances (Brian O’Kelly), Clare (Paul McEachern), Moira (Michael Dila), and predeceased by her son John (Ellen Power). Her ten grandchildren will miss her wisdom, wit and generosity: Anna, Daniel, Eilish, Bridget, Gemma, Emmett, Francis, Kate, Maggie & Flynn. Predeceased by siblings, Gerald, Kathleen, Gregory, James, Francis, Tommy, Philip and Brigid. Survived by her brother Brendan.
To honor her wishes, her daughters Frances, Clare, and Moira will bury her in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, a place her heart never truly left.
Margaret Mary’s remains will repose at Lavery’s Funeral Home from 6pm to 8pm on Monday February 28, and will be removed from Lavery’s Funeral Home on Tuesday March 1, at 11.45am to The Church of The Immaculate Conception Moortown for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
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