GAHAN, Mary Elizabeth – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our free-spirited and beloved sister and aunt, Mary Elizabeth Gahan who died peacefully on Wednesday March 15th at the age of 69. Devoted daughter of K. Joan and Bruce Gahan (both predeceased). Beloved sister of Brian (predeceased), Mark (predeceased), Catherine Cordingley (David predeceased) and Sheilagh Chisholm (predeceased). Cherished Aunt of Kevin (Lindsay), Neil, Christa (Philip) and Robert. Much loved Great Aunt of Reed, Kaden, Jacob and Kathryn. We’d like to extend our appreciation and thankfulness to pharmacist Bankole, Dr. Lee, the Stedman Community Hospice team Dr. McNeil, and Shelley; the VON nurses Karen, Julia and Alexa; the Bayshore PSWs; supportive care from Tanya, Amy and Sandee for their kindness and compassionate care. A special thank you to family and friends for their love and prayers. All will be welcomed at the ALIOLI RISTORANTE,  350 Burnhamthorpe Road West , Mississauga, on Saturday April 15th,  at 12:30pm for celebration of life. Interment Assumption Catholic Cemetery  at 10:30am. Preceding the celebration. In Mary’s memory, consider donating to the Stedman Community Hospice. Online condolences may be offered at

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  1. Louise Goldhar
    Louise Goldhar says:

    Dear Cathy: Though we share the sadness of losing Mary, we are surrounded by her wonderful works – all of her fabulous landscaping and interior design is an ongoing gift to us and tribute to her talent. As a friend we will missing her spirit, laughter and beauty. We’re deeply sorry for your loss.

    Louise and Norm

  2. Ellen Maracle-Benton (formerly Gahan)
    Ellen Maracle-Benton (formerly Gahan) says:

    My sincerest condolences to the family. As Mary’s cousin I remember her with love and memories. Mary and I hung out at family get-togethers since we were the same age. We always had a great time together. In recent years we had the chance to connect around Christmas’s. She will be missed. Xxx. Ooo. Ellen

  3. Ellen Maracle-Benton (Formerly Gahan)
    Ellen Maracle-Benton (Formerly Gahan) says:

    My sincerest condolences to the family. Mary and I were cousins and the same age. At family get togethers we hung out together. Always fun to be with. Remembering her with love and memories. Xxx. Ooo. Ellen

  4. Shannon Tyrrell
    Shannon Tyrrell says:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was so wonderful, creative, kind, witty and sage…and so very beautiful inside and out. We feel so honored to have such wonderful memories of time together with her & your whole family.
    We will always remember the light she brought into any room, that relaxed classy drawl as she spoke, her love and support for her whole family and her easy laugh.

    There are so few words to express how we are feeling for your family right now. May the Lord bless you and wrap His love around you. Our very deepest sympathy.

    Shannon, Kelley, Tara, Courtney, Greg, Margaret and Elizabeth xoxo
    (The Greenbower Court crew)

    p.s. We don’t have a phone number or address for the Cordingley home, and would love to send a card. Hoping to connect with you (hugs)…


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