LOHNES (MacRae), Mary "Pearl"


It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and friend, Mary "Pearl" (McRae) Lohnes, on December 21, 2022, at the age of 97 at Ryan Hall, Bridgewater, where she happily resided for the last seven years.

Born in Tignish, PEI, on March 10, 1925, she was the daughter of the late James McKnight McRae and Mary Ann (DesRoches) McRae.

Pearl is survived by son James (Bonnie) Lohnes, Lake Echo, NS; daughter Linda Dagley, Italy Cross, NS; and Olive (David) Richard, ON; her loving granddaughters, Shauna (Lloyd) Tufts, Angela Dagley, Amanda Lohnes, and great-granddaughter Madison Powell. Also, by extended family of four grandchildren David (Francine) Richard, Donald(Carrie) Richard, Debbie (Brian) McArthur, and Darlene(Tony) Richard; eight great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, all of Ontario. She also has one remaining sister-in-law, Barb McRae, PEI, and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by husband Baron Lohnes, and her nine brothers.

Mom was a devoted housewife and mother, as well as a wonderful cook, quilter, and knitter.

She was one of the first original founding members of The United Communities Fire Dept. Ladies' Auxiliary (1973), where she devoted many volunteer hours. Once her family was grown and moved out, she worked several years for R.E. Newell Fisheries Fish plant. Her passion for playing Bingo and cards stayed with her to almost the end.

Funeral service took place on December 23 at R.A. Corkum's Funeral Home, Wileville, with Pastor Dana Pardy officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations were made to The United Communities Fire Hall, Recreation Dept. (Ryan Hall), Middlewood United Church, or other charity of choice. Burial followed at the Woodland Cemetery, Cherry Hill.

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