Murat, Mary (nee Galbraith)
January 1, 1932 -August 5, 2020
It is with sadness the family announces the passing of Mary Janet Murat at the Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care in Barry’s Bay Ontario on August 5, 2020. Mary was 88 years old. Mary is predeceased by her parents Mary and James Galbraith, her husband Robert A. Murat, and her siblings Jean Austin (Braden), Donald Galbraith (Beverly), Elizabeth Rice (James), and Douglas Galbraith (Betty). Mary is survived by three children, Jayne Murat (Sasha), Donald Murat (Mary) and Susan Kirk (Andrew) and one grandchild Robert J. Murat. Mary will be missed by her many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews as well as by her step-grandson, David Kirk (Coralie).
Mary will be remembered by all as having great resilience, determination and a positive attitude. She was a wonderful hostess and people were always welcome in her home and cottage at Carson Lake. Mary was able to cross the generation gap and was serene, warm and easy to talk to. When she moved into Water Tower Lodge she made new friends and continued to enjoy her time with the Petticoat Bridge Club and Red Hat activities.
Mary gave back to her community. She was an original board member for Valley Manor and saw it built. Mary was involved with the Lionettes. She taught at Madawaska Valley and District High School and pioneered the music program. After she stepped down from the Board of Valley Manor she was an active member of the Auxiliary for many years.
The family wishes to thank the Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care and Water Tower Lodge for the loving care provided to her.
Visitation will be at the Heubner Funeral Home in Barry’s Bay August 15th from 10:00-12:30 followed by a short graveside service at 1:00 at St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery.
With Covid we recognize that all that would like to come to the visitation may not be able to. Please go online and view the slideshow/video produced by her nephew Jim Austin at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KjL6BXQtuS5_-6gNSeC7d_n5I2jUrNuK/view?usp=sharing
Donations can be made to St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVHF).
Due to provincial directives, the maximum number of people in the funeral home/church at any time is 30% of the venue capacity (25 at a time) and you must keep a minimum distance of 6 feet between you at all times. This means no hugging, handshakes or other forms of contact with people outside of your household. Masks are now mandatory to enter the funeral home/church/service location. You must remain outside in your vehicle (no waiting outside the funeral home/service location) until the service time and you must sign in with your name and phone number once you enter for contact tracing purposes. Please also ensure you use the hand sanitizer as requested. For graveside services the outdoor capacity is 100.
To send flowers to Mary's family, please visit our floral store.
St Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation
7 St. Francis Memorial Drive, Barry's Bay ON K0J 1B0