In Memory Of SWAINE, Mary

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Messages for the Family of SWAINE, Mary

From: Frances Olsen

Dear Sydney and siblings of Mary, I knew Mary for many years, but had sort of lost touch for the past 5 or 6 years. I have lived on the West Island for almost 22 years now, but Mary and I were friends from back in the mid-eighties and nineties when I lived in NDG and have seen each other, as I say up until maybe 5 years ago. I was a psychologist with an office on Monkland and she and I collaborated on some cases. She also let me use her art studio to come in and paint for two hours a week, as therapy, for many months after the untimely death of my first husband. More recently, I did a few sessions with her at her office in the Queen Elizabeth Complex. I am shocked by her death and troubled by the fact that she had been on my mind several times over the past couple of weeks! She was such a wonderful person, kind, caring, smart, enormously creative, gutsy, fun, I could go on......we are going to be selling our home this summer and I was thinking about having a big garden party and she would have been on the list to come. Please be sure to let me know when her celebration of life will be. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers......I know she's watching over us all........with love and caring, Fran