Mary Claeys

CLAEYS, Mary Ann – It is with great sadness that we announce that Mary peacefully passed away on January 10, 2021, at Copper Terrace, at the age of 93. Wife of the late Polydor Claeys (2009). Daughter of the late John and Eva Watson (nee Lloyd).

Much loved mother of John Paul Claeys (Lorrie Stewart), the late Ruth Tattersall (Jim), Raymond Claeys (Pam Waterworth), Judy Stoner (Allan), and Nancy Jefferies (Leroy).

Sister of Helen Dawson (the late Ben), the late Bill & Mary Watson, Carol Gagnier (Roger).

Much loved grandmother of Andy Tattersall, Joanna, Allison, Brandon Claeys, Lori & Katie Jefferies, and Ben & Lisa Stoner, as well as numerous great-grandchildren.

She will be missed dearly by Emily Stewart (mother of Maebella) and special great-grand daughter Maebella Stewart. Maebella, “Sweet Pea” was the apple of her eye; they could not get enough of each other.

Mary is finally reunited with her beloved daughter, Ruth Tattersall (2018), and her precious grandson Jarred Tattersall (2000).

Mary will be fondly remembered by many friends and staff at Copper Terrace where she was very well cared for, and where many wonderful memories were made!  Thank you to the Copper Terrace staff and friends for making Mary’s final years memorable!

Cremation has taken place and burial will take place at a later date.  At Mary’s request, there will be no visitation or service.

As you walk along your path of Life,

      Know that I’ll be holding your hand.

      Tho separated by time and space

In your heart I’ll always remain.


23 Comments on “Mary Claeys”

  1. Our sincere condolences to the whole family of Aunt Mary. !!!
    I remember her many years of employment at A & P Grocery Store because that would be one of our stops when we came to Chatham on Fridays.
    Good memories!
    Sympathy to everyone at this time. Tammy & Pete Moir

  2. Our deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of Mary…she was a great co-worker that I worked along side while working at A&P

  3. Our compassion and concern with sadness on Marys passing. Our sympathy to all her family , Ray , John , Judy ,Nancy and their families.
    With affection to all
    Sandra and Robert Smith

  4. Dear Ray & Pam,

    Sorry to hear about the passing of our mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Take care,
    Carol Lusk

  5. John, Lorrie, & Maebella,

    Mary was such a delight to meet at Copper Terrace. She was always making people laugh and joking around with the staff here! We will sure miss her dearly!

    Kelly Young (staff at Copper Terrace)

  6. We were saddened to hear of Aunt Mary’s passing, our deepest sympathy for everyone, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Grant and Tracy

  7. Thinking of each of you as you remember the life of your Mom and Grandmother.Cherish your memories as you celebrate a long life lived. Rest In Peace Aunt Mary.
    Marylu Watson

  8. Thinking of you a in your time of sorrow. There are special moment and memories of Mary that are yours alone.
    May she rest in peace.
    Keith and Florence Sharp

  9. Our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Claeys’ family on the passing of our Aunt Mary.
    So many memories growing up together with our city mouse Claeys family visiting their
    country mouse Watson relatives in the country (Glenwood)! Special times for all of us!

    Thoughts and prayers all around.

    RIP Aunt Mary!

    Carole and Graham Watson & Family

  10. So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Many memories of visits at both A& P store with her as well as at Helen & Ben’s house with my Mom & Dad.
    Thoughts & Prayers to family.

  11. Ray and Pam – So sorry to hear of Ray’s mother’s passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
    From the CVS Alumni and Friends

  12. Ray, John, Judy and Nancy, My deepest condolences on your mother’s passing. A long life well lived and now re-united with your Dad, Ruth and Jared. My thoughts are with you.

    Jim Tattersall

  13. Judy, Nancy, Ray and John, I was saddened to learn of your Mom’s passing. I have many wonderful memories of your Mom and Dad, and the fun I and my parents had with your family over the years. Please know you are in my thoughts.
    Sandy Rizzetto

  14. To Ray, Jim, John, Judy & Nancy and FAMILIES
    My sympathy to all of you. I will miss her too!!!
    Love, Aunt Helen

  15. Mary was kind, and funny. She never let things get her down, and she was a delight to be around.
    My greatest memory of Mary is when we held Maebella’s birthday party at Copper Terrace, seeing Mary’s face and watching her be around her family (especially Maebella) is something I’ll always remember. She just loved her family.

    Thinking of Mary’s friends and family during this difficult time.

  16. My deepest sympathy John and family. Praying for you all at this heartbreaking time. Find peace in your beautiful memories of her.

  17. Sorry to hear of aunt Mary’s passing , our thoughts and prayers go out to the Claeys family as they remember a life well lived

    Garry and Lorraine

  18. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mary Claeys. May you all be comforted by wonderful memories, the caring of others and the healing power of time.
    Ken & Caroline Osborne

  19. Judy, Ray, John and Nancy sorry to here of your Mom’s passing. I miss the great times we had working at A$P together and the friendships we made with all who worked there and the great parties we had. Your mom was a very hard working lady rest in.peace Mary

  20. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss, John. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Chuck O’Connor

  21. John. Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rick and Donna Bennett

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