CODY, MARY (NEE CARROLL)
May 1, 1927 – August 9, 2020
Mary Cody passed away peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa after a brief illness.
She was predeceased by her son Patrick Paul Augustine Cody, parents Elizabeth Carroll (nee Evans) and Patrick James Carroll, her sisters Florence Keay and Kathleen “Kay” MacLeod and brother Vincent Carroll.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 69 years (1951) William John Cody, her son William James Cody (Lise), daughters Jayne Gogarty and Jo-Anne Cody, her much-loved grandchildren Krystal, Patrick and Kaitlyn Gogarty and her sister Irene MacDonald of Sydney, NS.
Mary was born in Whitney Pier, Cape Breton, the middle of 5 children, and became a registered nurse graduating from St. Martha's School of Nursing in Antigonish, NS performing nursing duties during the polio epidemic, flight attendant with Trans Canada Airlines and, later in life, an accomplished travel agent with Admiral Travel Agency. In 1953, she was stricken with polio but fought back in order to raise her firstborn and 3 additional children over the years despite contracting post-polio syndrome in the 1980's which sadly resulted in her return to life in a wheelchair. In recent years, mum remained very active. She created/led the bridge club at Valley Stream Manor and enjoyed the other community activities along with her beloved Bill.
The family has held a private funeral service. In lieu of flowers, please honour Mary by donating your time or money to the charity of your choice as she did over the course of her life.