HAYNES, Mary Frances Madeline

In the early morning hours of November 28, 2020, Mary Frances Madeline Haynes passed gently from this life to her next great adventure. Left to catch up with her later are her loving son Richard Burtch (Barbara), and grandchildren Jamie, Terry, Ryan (Carrie) and Jennifer Candler (Bob). She is survived by 8 great grandchildren and 4 great- great grandchildren.  Mary was born on December 29, 1921 on Clarke St in Oshawa. She was the last child of Charles and Dorothy Wells (both deceased) and a baby sister to May, Charles and Ellen (all deceased). All of her childhood was spent in the Clarke St area where she attended Ritson Rd. public school and OCVI high school.  Mary married Samuel Elijah Burtch on June 1, 1940 at Holy Trinity Church in Oshawa. She spent the war years working in Toronto in industry supporting the war. At the conclusion of the war, they moved back to Oshawa were they started their family of one and opened a small restaurant on William St. opposite the GM power house. Unfortunately, Mary and Sam dissolved their marriage in the late forties and she went to work at Smith Transport and Van Husen Motors in Oshawa.  In the early fifties, Mary met Lloyd Haynes and they were married in 1954. They purchased a house on Philip Murray Ave in Oshawa where she lived until 2013.  She went to work for Matheson Gas Products in Whitby as an office manager.  Lloyd passed away in 1975.  In 1978, Mary met Alvin Parker and they spent the rest of his life together until Al passed away in 2012.  They travelled extensively throughout the world visiting Europe, the South Pacific, Alaska, the United States and the Caribbean. Their most favourite destination was the Canary Islands.  Unconventional travel was the norm for them as they went for a cruise on a cargo ship, a river cruise from Hungary to Germany, a bus excursion thru the United States and a cruise to Alaska followed by a bus trip thru BC. Travel across Canada from Oshawa to Vancouver was customarily done on a train. They would be gone for months at a time.  After Al passed away, Mary went to live at Traditions of Durham were she resided until 2018.  Unfortunately, her health declined and she went to live at Sunnycrest Long Term Care home in Whitby.  Many thanks for the care and attention she received from the folks at Sunnycrest. They kept her safe and comfortable in her final years.  Donations in memory of Mary would be a lasting memorial to her.  She supported the Canadian Cancer Society because of the loss of her sister to that dreaded disease and the Hospital for Sick Children.  In these unprecedented times, a celebration of life will be announced at a later timeFuneral arrangements are entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  Online condolences can be shared at makfuneralhome.com.


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  • Nov 30, 2020

    My deepest condolences to Mary's family. I have very fond memories of Mary. I grew up across the road on Phillip Murray. 
  • Nov 30, 2020

    John O’Neill
    My name is John O’Neill my parents may and Lorne moved to Phillip Murray Avenue in 1959 and that’s where he met Mary and her husband Lloyd I grew up knowing Mary and Lloyd as that Marian local Lloyd because they never like us calling them by their last names so we knew them as aunt Mary and uncle Lloyd but when we moved away in 1963 my parents stayed in touch with them sad to hear that Mary has passed away my condolences to her son Richard and his family she will be sadly missed but she was a good person and may she rest in peace John O’Neill 
  • Dec 1, 2020

    Christine Carr
    Dear Aunty Mary, Thankful for your life and how  You Loved us so. Rest now, safely Held, in God's  hands. We'll see you again xo 
    Much Love to cousin Richard, Terry, Jamie, Jennifer and Ryan and yours. Praying for you all in these days.
  • Dec 1, 2020

    Joan Jennings
    Dear Aunt Mary, I am left with wonderful memories of you. Grateful for all you lovingly shared with us. While we have lost a beautiful soul, it is Heavens' gain, resting in the Everlasting arms of the Lord. We shall meet again.
    Deepest condolences, loving thoughts and prayers for Richard and everyone in the family.
  • Dec 1, 2020

    Darlene White
    Dear Richard and Family
    I spent a lot of my childhood with Mary on special occasions like Bdays at the Burtch home and special occasions!
    Mary was always so kind to me as a child and as an adult !
    I am so sorry for you loss ! 
    She lived a wonderful life and you have such fond memories to hold close!
     RIP Mary 
    Love you all
    Darlene, Mike 
    Dean and Cole
  • Dec 5, 2020

    Penny Robert
    My mom Jackie shared a room at Sunnycrest with Mary. I believe they looked after each other. She will forever be in our hearts. Deepest condolences from our family. ❤️

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