Mary Cardinal 

Mary Cardinal (nee Holloway) passed away at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus on Fri., Dec. 11, 2015. She was 67.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ray, and her cherished son, Deni (1977). She leaves to mourn her daughter, Monique (Rob) Quackenbush; her son, Dan (Sandee) Cardinal; her brothers, Sid (Monica) Holloway, Bill Holloway, and Michael Holloway; her sister, Barb (Mike) Walborne; and two grandchildren, Rachelle and Devon.

The Watcher
She always leaned to watch for us, anxious if we were late
In winter by the window, in summer by the gate,
And though we mocked her tenderly who had such foolish care,
The long way home would seem more safe because she waited there.
Her thoughts were all so full of us she never could forget
And so I think that where she is she must be watching yet.
Waiting ’til we come home to her anxious if we are late,
Watching from Heaven’s window, leaning from Heaven’s gate.

Family and friends are invited to Riverside Recreational Center, 13137 Riverside Dr. in Riverside Heights on Sat., Dec. 19 from 11 am to 1:30 pm for a celebration of her life.
For those wishing, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
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