Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


RNAO grieves the loss of RN Mary Lynch

It is with deep sorrow that we share that long time RNAO member and Faith Community Nursing Interest Group (FCNIG) leader Mary Lynch passed away suddenly on March 8. Her funeral was held on March 12 at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church in Oshawa. Our thoughts are with Mary’s husband Gerry, three children and grandchildren, as well as the rest of her family and friends during this difficult time. The nursing community is grateful for Mary’s tremendous contributions to the profession and mourn the loss of a friend and colleague.

Mary was FCNIG’s president for two years, membership executive network officer for six years and most recently held the region 8 representative position for the interest group. FCNIG’s message to its members about Mary’s passing says “Mary exemplified the nursing profession, and held the position of parish nurse at St. Joseph the Worker parish.” Read FCNIG’s official message on its website.

We echo the words in the obituary written by her family: “Mary will be desperately missed. Her passing left a giant void but also a template for others who want to truly make a difference with their life.” 

We encourage you to read Mary’s obituary in The Peterborough Examiner and express your condolences on Mill Valley Funeral & Cremation Centre’s website

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