Mary Ann MacPherson, age 65 of Stratford, passed away peacefully at University Hospital, London on March 8, 2019. Born in Embro, Mary was the daughter of the late Alexander and Alice MacPherson.

Mary is survived by her brother George and sister-in-law Nancy MacPherson (nee Diegel).  She will be deeply missed by her niece Megan and nephews Gregory and Michael (Jessie) whom she treasured. 

Mary was fun loving, cheerful and thoughtful. She taught Grade One at Hamlet Public School for over 30 years.  She was passionate in her role as an educator, determined to build a foundation on which her students could ultimately reach their full potential.  To her former students ….. please know that she cherished you, your energy and your receptive young minds.  It was always immensely satisfying when she would see you in your post public school years, knowing that in some small way she had helped pave your way in life.  You were a gift to her, just as she was a gift to you.

Visitation at Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Avenue, Stratford on Saturday, March 16, from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Rev. Keith Reynolds will officiate. Cremation with interment at North Embro Cemetery. A special thank you goes out from the family to the compassionate nurses and residents at London’s University Hospital I.C.U. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411


Service Information

One hour before the service

Funeral Service
Saturday, March 16 at 1 p.m.
Avondale United Church
194 Avondale Avenue
Stratford, Ontario

Avondale Unirted Church

Memorial Donations
Kidney Foundation


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W.G. Young Funeral Home
430 Huron Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 5T7

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