In Loving Memory of

Mary Cartmell (nee Somerville)


Obituary of Mary Cartmell (nee Somerville)

Mary Cartmell of Chippawa, Niagara Falls, at the age of 84, peacefully passed away on June 12, 2020, with her family by her side and with so many people keeping her in their thoughts. “Mother Mary” was born November 29, 1935, in the Township of Willoughby, and lived her childhood and teenage years on the Somerville Farm. She had so many wonderful memories with her parents, Clarence and Frances Somerville, and her 11 siblings.

She married our dad, the late Douglas Cartmell (passed on March 14, 2001) on October 22, 1955, and started their family of 5 in Chippawa. Mary leaves her loving children: Chuck (Tuna) Elsie, Dwayne (Kim), Dianne (Gary), Darlene (Bill) Groves, the late Ronnie (June 22, 1979), and daughter-in-law Jeanne (Jim) Barath. Grandchildren, who were her pride and joy, and loved their Nana: Timmy, Tommy, Tyler, Jay, Seana, David, Pam, Shane, Stephaine, Ashley, Chris, Mike, Matt, and great-grandchildren Austin and Alexis Barath. Dear sister of Robert “Bobby” (Margaret) Somerville. She was predeceased by her 9 siblings, Rita, Harold (Margaret), Clarence (Sandy), Kathryn, Helen (Joseph) Bauer, Norbert (Eleanor), Frances (Ben) Trendle, Irvin (Mary), Eugene (Betty), and Arthur (Valarie), her sister-in-law Betty Cartmell and brother-in-law Richard Cartmell. She will be remembered by many nieces and nephews, especially by her best friend, Millie Bertram.

She was a dedicated parishioner of the Sacred Heart Church, and a member of the Chippawa Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary for over 50 years. She loved her music and enjoyed playing with her husband. They were known as “Doug and Mary”. They played together at many family functions and community venues throughout their lives. Baking was Mom’s passion, she made cakes for so many people, but “Elderberry Pie” was her signature. She worked as a custodian at CNP (Canadian Niagara Power). Mary worked as a cook at Riverside Tavern and Y-Not’s (Chippawa) for many years. She worked until she was 75 years old.

Our lives will be changed forever. We lost our Mom and Nana. In our hearts, she will never leave us. She was a “true lady” and a mother, and we thank her for that.

Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) has been entrusted with arrangements. A celebration of life will be announced at a future date. The family would like to give heartfelt thanks to the oncology team members, Emily and Abby for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Niagara Dog Rescue.

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Sheila Howcroft
3 years ago

So sorry to her this. My most sincere condolences to the whole family. She was a great lady.

3 years ago

Thinking of Mary and the family at this time. RIP.

Patricia and George Holmes
3 years ago

Our sincere condolenes to all of you.It sounds like your Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma was the heart of your family who lead a very busy and productive life. We are sorry for your loss.

Sharie Cunningham
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Lesley Somerville
3 years ago

Sending my deepest sympathies to your family . Mary was such a wonderful lady with a kind heart.
Thinking of you all xo
Lesley Somerville (Don and Sally’s daughter)

Donnie & Sally Somerville and family.
3 years ago

She will sure be missed. A lovely lady. Rest in Peace dear Mary. Sending our condolences to all of you.

Shelley Coletti
3 years ago

Sending out my sincerest sympathy to the family of “mother Mary” To my friends Kim and Dwayne my heart goes out to you and your children Shane and Stephanie. Much love. Shelley Jenkins Coletti.

Jane Carr
3 years ago

She was a wonderful lady and will always remember her warmth.

Herb, Carol Michitsch
3 years ago

A true lady, she will be missed. Always a smile on her face. Xxxx love you xxx xxx hugs to the family.

Rhonda McLean
3 years ago

Saddened by your families loss!

Ed and Family
3 years ago

Mary will always be in our hearts. Our deepest condolences to the family.

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3 years ago

She will be missed dearly.

Janet Krowchuk
3 years ago

So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing . She was such a lovely lady ! I loved listening to her stories on Christmas Eve in Genes basement . She would light up showing her recently received Christmas card from James Cameron . She truly had a heart of gold and will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

Candy Harris
3 years ago

I’m so very sorry for your loss. I know all your good memories will help you through this terrible time. May Mary rest in eternal peace.


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