Mary Louise (Marie) McMahon (nee Hoffman)


Mary Louise (Marie) McMahon (nee Hoffman) passed away peacefully on February 26, 2024 in Calgary, Alberta leaving her lifelong partner in life and love, Terry McMahon and her three daughters, Nancy, Jennifer (Kevin), and Megan (Richard), grandchildren (Nathan, Gabrielle, Hanna, Samantha, and Tyler)as well as nieces and nephews. Marie was born in Renfrew and raised in Eganville, Ontario, the daughter of Mary and Ivan Hoffman. Ivan was a former Reeve of Eganville and owner of the Eganville Creamery.

Marie graduated from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1956 and moved to Toronto to pursue public health at the University of Toronto. With her public health diploma, she moved to Calgary in 1963. Marie met her husband, Terry in her early days in Calgary and they married in Eganville in 1964. They raised three wonderful children and stayed active with all their favourite sports and pastimes including skiing, tennis, golf, and hiking.

Marie enjoyed a long and successful career as a public health nurse in Calgary and returned often to Eganville and the Ottawa Valley to visit family and friends.

Marie was passionate about the arts and giving back to the community. She enrolled in the University of Calgary fine arts program and tried her hand at painting, weaving and music. She was dedicated to the Samaritan Club, the Calgary Food Bank, Scarboro United Church, and many other charities.

Marie’s kind and thoughtful nature, she found the best in others. She was loyal and kept her friends for life. A private family service was held in Calgary and a celebration of life to follow in the Spring. If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made to Samaritan Club of Calgary or the Bonnechere Museum in Eganville, Ontario.