In Memory of




Obituary for Mary J. Breen

Mary J. Breen
August 20, 1944 – August 19, 2023

Mary died on August 19th, a day before her 79th birthday, after a brief illness. She is deeply missed by her greatly beloved husband, Craig Paterson, her two precious children, Rachael Cayley (Mitch Davis) and Gabriel Robinson, and by her grandsons, Jacob and Eli. She will also be missed by her step-son, Christopher Swift (Jessamyn), and step-grandchildren, Holden and Lettie.

Mary will be missed by her many friends. She was a mother, a grandmother, a feminist, a writer, a teacher, a friend and a deeply loved spouse. She was predeceased by her parents, Larry and Claudia Breen.

Our thanks to: Dr. Laura Lawson and Kathleen McCarrol; Dr. Ishmael Sharif and the staff at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Oncology Clinic. A very special thanks to Dr. Alison Morelli for her compassion and support, and to the staff at the palliative care ward.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to: MSF, Seva Canada, PRHC, or a local charity of your choice.

A memorial event will take place at a later date.