Mary Elizabeth Toone

  • Mary Elizabeth Toone 1930-2023

  •  Date of Death: February 23, 2023
  •  Location: Bathurst

Mary Elizabeth Toone (Kennah), 92, of Bathurst, New Brunswick, passed away peacefully on February 23rd, 2023 at Chaleur Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

Mary was born in Bathurst New Brunswick to John (Jack) and Mary Ellen (Doucet) Kennah.

She attended school in Bathurst and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy. After graduation, she travelled in Europe before settling in Ottawa, Ontario, where she worked for the Department of Defense. She eventually moved to Deep River, Ontario where she met her husband, Robert. Mary and Bob lived in Deep River for over 50 years where they raised three boys – Eric (Deborah), of Clarksville Virginia, Ian, of Noelville, Ontario, and Peter (Lisa), of Oshawa, Ontario.

Life in Deep River revolved around the Ottawa River, and the family spent their summers boating with friends and neighbours, enjoying weekend after weekend on the beaches of Fraser’s Landing. After their sons left home Bob and Mary spent winters in Florida, riding bicycles on the beach, flying kites, and enjoying the great restaurants of the St. Augustine area. Following the death of her husband Mary returned to Bathurst and lived at The Royale until the time of her death.

Mary is survived by her sons, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

In addition to Bob, she is predeceased by her brothers Cletus, Ken, and John (Chuck) and her sister Eleanor. The family requests donations in Mary’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at the Royal in Bathurst New Brunswick on March 17 at 2 pm. Memorial service and interment will be held in Deep River, Ontario in the summer of 2023.

Arrangements are in the care of Elhatton’s Funeral Home (

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