It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Hackett of English Harbour East announces her passing. Mary passed away at the her Residence in English Harbour East on Thursday, December 1st, 2022, at the age of 83. Mary passed peacefully surrounded by love, prayer and her family, caregiver and friends.
Mary was predeceased by her husband, Thomas; son, Timothy; parents, Leo and Anne Hackett; parents-in-law, John Samuel and Mary Alice Hackett; siblings, Leo, Elizabeth, Gladys, Sheila Webb, Peoria, Arizona, Nora Blagdon, Terrenceville, NL, Irene Jachowske, Chicago, IL, Carrie Hall (Harry), Toronto, ON; grandson, Timothy Hackett; daughter-in-laws, Juanita Hackett and Karen Hackett; son-in-law, Ralph Coombs.
Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of wonderful memories are: Irene Myles (Michael), Terrenceville, NL, Dorothy Cox (Donald), Sackville, NS, Jerome Hackett, English Hr. East, NL, Tony Hackett, English Hr. East, NL, Sandra Ducey (Gary), Medicine Hat, AB, Caroline Coombs, Brooks, AB, Tracey Hackett, Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Stephen Hackett (Tammy),Brooks, AB, Maxine Hackett (Wayne), English Hr. East, NL; 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and fur grandbaby Maggie; Brothers, John L. Hackett (Edith), Terrenceville, NL, Jerome Hackett (Barbara) Mackinsons, NL; sister-in-law, Catherine Lavhey, Terrenceville, NL; Brother-in-law, George Hackett (Theresa), English Hr. East, NL; special nieces, Sylvia Harvey (John), Sackville, NS, her long time sister/friend and cousin Loretta Myles (McCarthy) and Theresa Ann Clarke (Bill), Terrenceville, NL.
A huge thank you to her homecare workers and friends, Daphne Hynes and Dorothy Evans.
The family also extends it heartfelt gratitude to mom's health care team; Dr. G. Butler and Trina Snook, NP of Dementia Care Program, St. John's, NL, Rodney Pike, NP and the entire home support team.
Mary was a dedicated volunteer in her community and with her church. When she wasn't attending a meeting on one of her numerous committees, she was fundraising for the church, at home preparing income tax returns for friends and family, cutting hair or visiting someone in the community by telephone or at their homes.
With a Grade 9 education , she was able to achieve and accomplish so much, like her Grade 12 diploma from the GED test, a diploma in Pastoral liturgy from St. Paul University, Ottawa. Over the course of years she sponsored at least 4 children through World Vision Canada and supported many charities that were close to her heart such as Covenant House, a shelter for the young homeless. These are some of the hats Mary wore: Post Mistress, English Hr. East, for 26 years, served on council for 30+ years, Mayor and secretary several times, president and secretary of Lion's Club for 31 years, proprietor of a business in Terrenceville for 7 years. Some of the committees that she served on include; Fortune Bay East Development Association, R.C. School Board, Voice against Violence, Church committee, waste management and she was active in Cursillo.
The Hackett Family will be accepting visitors at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church English Harbour East, NL on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Sunday, December 4th, 2022
10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Monday, December 5th, 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
A vigil and celebration of life will be held at St. Anne's church, English Hr. East on Sunday, December 4th, 2022 at 2:00pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church English Harbour East, NL on Monday, December 5th, 2022 at 2:00 pm. Interment to follow at St. Anne's R.C. Cemetery.
Our hearts are aching but we rejoice that she has gone to a far better place, free from the confusion that was her life these past few years. We love you dear momma, until we meet again.
In Mary's memory donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice or flowers gratefully accepted.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman’s Funeral Homes – Marystown.
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