Mary Hardie


Peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, February 26, 2022, Mary (Grant) Hardie at the age of 52 passed away. Cherished mother of Nolan Hardie (Kendra) and Bryce Hardie (Celina). Beloved daughter of Marilyn Ochnio (Sig) and Frank Grant. Loving grandmother of Elle Mary Hardie. Dear sister of Heather Grant (Peter) and their children Zoe and Mathew. Also missed by her uncles and aunts Clare Mulligan (Doreen), Gary Mulligan, Karen McClelland, Joan Hardie and Catherine Boyd. Predeceased by her uncles and aunts Lowell Mulligan, Bernadette Mulligan and Charlene Mulligan. Mary will be missed dearly by her furry canine companions Zeus and Molly. Mary was strong, courageous, and never gave up during her journey that she was on. She will forever be our Angel. The family would like to thank the amazing staff at VON, Parkwood Institute and Palliative Care Unit for their compassion, care and patience provided to Mary. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Cremation London & Middlesex entrusted with arrangements 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at

  1. To say you will be missed is an understatement. We will miss you beauty, your wit, your kindness, your thoughtfulness, your joy, your sarcasm, your openness and your love. You were gone too soon Mary. We are grateful for the fun times, chats, visits, hugs and kisses that we were able to share together. You stayed strong and true to yourself until your last breath. We have all learned so much from witnessing your journey – about determination, courage, hope and love. You are a beautiful woman inside and out. Our hearts break knowing you are gone, but rejoice in knowing you are free from pain and suffering and have joined the other angels in heaven. RIP 🙏

  2. Rest In Peace Mary you are a wonderful mother and grandmother, a wonderful person!

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
    Marys smile always lite up the room!
    Lovely lady that will be missed by many🙏🏻💕
    Condolences to all her loved ones
    Donna & Jerry

  4. Deeply saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. She was one of the most beautiful souls to walk this earth. We’re grateful to have crossed paths along this journey. Rest easy Mary.

  5. We knew Mary only as a teenager. She was a beautiful young lady.
    Our sincere condolences to all of her family.
    Rest In Peace Mary

  6. Very saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. Deepest condolences to all of her family and friends during these difficult times. Rest in peace, Mary. ❤

  7. Thinking of you all at this absolutely very sad time. Your loss causes incredible pain. May songs of the angels welcome you Mary and guide you along your way
    May smiles of the martyrs greet your own as darkness turns into day
    Every fear will be undone and death will be no more as songs of the angels bring you home before the face of God.
    My sympathy
    Audrey Noonan Fraser PEI

  8. My sincere condolences to the Families. Mary was a special person to me and my life is missing a piece without her in it. RIP my beautiful angel. Our loss is heavens gain. Raise a little hell up there girl! Love you forever ❤️ Now you can RIP without any pain. XO

  9. ..❤❤ Just A Beautiful Strong Warrior Woman. 🌹
    Love You Beautiful ❤🤗 xo

    Condolences Boys..

  10. I’m so so sorry for the passing of Mary . Her laughter resonates in my ears and my heart forever. Our trip to Barbados while we were still both on Mapleshade,,was and always will be the funniest adventure ever ! We were 2 peas in a pod when together where ever we were . Thank you Mary for the wonderful times we had together.
    Condolences to Marilyn , Sig, Franc , Nolan , Bryce and love ones . Good bye until we meet again . Rest in the eternal paradise 🙏❤️🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

  11. R.I.P Maryy!!
    My Condolences to Nolan, Bryce, and Charlie Hardie aswell as the rest of this beloved family.

    Mary you were an amazing person may you Rest In Paradise

  12. I can fill pages and pages of all the great memories I had the pleasure to share with Mary’s beautiful soul. The laughter, the spunk, the silliness just everything. To Mary’s beautiful boys, mom and dearest family, sharing in your sadness as you cope with her passing. Hope you feel surrounded by much love.
    Mary, I am better for knowing you, better for loving you, better for having met you. May you be as blessed in the next life, my friend, as I was in this one by knowing you.
    “When you loose someone you love, you gain an angel you know”
    Much love. xoxoxoxo

  13. My deepest sympathy goes out to Marilyn,Sig,Heather,Peter and family also Nolan Hardie ,Elle , Bryce Hardie and all the family .Mary was a beautiful lady loving ,caring,,funny ,she did it her way love ,hugs and prayers to all 🙏🙏

  14. Rest in peace, Mary! You were so beautiful inside and out. Sincere condolences to the Hardie family

  15. My Beautiful Warrior Princess Daughter Mary Frances,
    The only way on God’s Green Earth I can ever possibly imagine to try to come to terms with you not being a call a visit a whistle away in your physical presence is taking Solas is knowing you are finally free of pain. Rest my LOVE your chores on Earth are done you earned your Heavenly Wings you are now our Angel 😇 and I know you will keep a watchful eye on those of us that need witching especially YOUR BOYS//FAMILY. love your more than God can count up to and that a lot as you use to say to me as a Child Proud to have been your Momma Bear Love you completely And for Eternity Your MOM

    Don’t look away. Don’t look down.
    Don’t pretend not to see hurt.
    Look people in the eye.
    Even when their pain is overwhelming.
    And when you’re hurting and in pain, find people who can look you in the eye.

    We need to know we’re not alone—especially when we’re hurting.

  16. Mary My Love we are never apart I’m a part of you and YOU will always be a part of me we are always together never separate Your Momma Bear Aka Marilyn ♥xo

  17. The first time I met you I saw a lady with a beautiful smile and a mother who loved her boys

    Rest In Peace
    Condolences to the family

  18. So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Sincere condolences to her family.
    So many memories have been coming to mind the past few days, including ones that I hadn’t thought of in years. Most of them just silly little things, moments we shared as teenagers trying to find our way. The poem “A reason, a season or a lifetime” also came to mind. It says we have three types of friends and they come into our lives for one of these occasions. All three applied to my friendship with Mary.
    The very first time I met Mary was in between classes in the hall at St. Thomas Aquinas. Someone had bumped into her and knocked all her books and papers all over the floor. I helped her pick them up and we introduced ourselves. I said something like “don’t worry sunshine, I got you”. We ended up in the same typing class and when she sat down across from me, she said “hey sunshine”. A friendship began.
    I could fill a few pages with memories from that innocent time – a lot of laughs and a few tears. We both left school around the same time. I ended up bartending and they were looking for a waitress, so I of course introduced them to Mary and not surprisingly, they loved her. We had a lot of fun. One of the memories that stands out from that time was Blaine McIsaac’s birthday. It was a school night, so it was just Mary and I, both underage, running the bar and we invited a bunch of friends who were all still in high school to come celebrate Blaine’s birthday. We had the tunes cranked, the free poured drinks were flowing and the handful of “grown-up” regulars who were also there, joined right in to make it a helluva party for a school night Lol
    Mary got me a job at Capitol Records sometime in the late 80’s or early 90’s and she pulled some strings and got me a 13 LP Beatles Box Set that I still cherish to this day. I had forgotten all about that, but as I’m typing, so many seemingly forgotten memories are coming to mind.
    Mary was one of our first visitors when my daughter Chelsea was born. We were just 21 years old. A couple years after that, I was the M.C. at Mary’s wedding. Sometime over the next few years, I suppose we both just got busier in our own lives and saw less of each other, but whenever we did see each other, or have a little chat on the phone, we just picked up where we left off.
    In what seemed like a lifetime later and what now feels like a lifetime ago, Mary was ironically a part of a whole new chapter of my life. The woman who is now my wife, also knew Mary from school. Denise and I both worked around the airport when we started dating, so we would lunch in that area. We walked into The Keg one afternoon and there was Mary at the door to greet us. Unbeknownst to us, she was the Hostess. It was amazing to see her and she was just so happy for us. We hugged and laughed and shared a few memories and it became our spot. So, once again, Mary was there as another new season began.
    In recent years, Dee or I would occasionally message with Mary and her responses were always the same – loving and thoughtful.
    Mary made the world a better place and I’m grateful for the moments we shared.
    Rest in Love and Light Mary.

  19. It coming near 1 year Anniversary of your passing My Darling Daughter Mary Frances, I still miss you everyday. Today is January 17 2023 we had you Celebration of Life on Saturday passed Jan 14, 2023 .
    The hall was full so many people came to Celebrate you my Love. I know you know you will be getting another Grandchild in March 2023 we don’t know if it’s a boy or Girl yet. So my Darling Daughter your Legacy Lives on in your Boys and their Children. Miss Elle Mary your Granddaughter reminds so much of you. Bye for now see you in my thoughts every day. Hope you are dancing in Heaven.

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