Mary Lillian Walker (nee Calver)


March 15, 1924 – July 24, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother on July 24, 2023 in her 100th year.

Mother of Eric, Shirley, Arlene Laughren (Jim), Ann Hume (Tony), Janet Lance (Glenn), Marjorie Rouselle (Greg), Jill Hickey (Kevin), Jack Walker (Julie), Glen Walker (Cheryl), Bonnie Verch (Daryl), Wendy Eros (Dave), Tammy Dagenais (Kerry), John Walker (Carmel) and pre-deceased by her sons, Larry, Dale and Terry. She was the loving grandmother of 28 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Mary Lillian Calver was born in Maynooth, Ontario, March 15, 1924 to Wilfred and Wilma Calver. She is predeceased by brother, Dermott Calver, and survived by sisters, Monica O’Gorman (Ronnie) and Sister Joan Calver/ redemptoristine nun.

In the early years when Mom and Dad were just staring out in the trucking business, while Dad was delivering Eaton’s appliances, Mom would deliver Eaton’s parcels from her car. People that remembered her often said while delivering parcels Mom would have 5 or 6 children in the car, and be expecting another. In later years Eaton’s approached Mom to run the Eaton’s order office in town which she did for many years. Mom enjoyed singing in the church choir, playing cards with her friends, paint by number, painting and knitting.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Zohr Family Funeral Home, Eganville. Memorial visitation took place on Monday, July 31, 2023 from 2- 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm. A Memorial Service was held at St. James the Less Catholic Church on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 11 am. A private burial will take place in Deep River at Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Cemetery in August.
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