Mary Margaret Thistle (Strickland) (nee Flynn)

March 24, 1923 to June 22, 2020


A beautiful soul passed peacefully away today with her family around her.  

Mom was predeceased by her husbands Ben Strickland and Bill Thistle.

She leaves behind with loving memories her children Rhonda (Sherrif) Stenhouse, Linda (Jim) Bartlett, Liz (Tom) Anderson, Ben Strickland, Patrick (Judy) Strickland, Madonna (Ambrose) Gale.  Her adored grandchildren and great grandchildren and special ‘daughter’ Linda McDonald.  

A survivor of the Knights of Columbus fire, Mom faced every challenge in life with a smile and optimism, including the past weeks. Her great sense of humour and love of chocolate will be remembered by everyone who knew her.

We would like to thank the wonderful staff (Mom’s other family) at Cambridge Estates, also Loralee, Dr. Singleton, Natasha, Darlene and her friend Nina for their loving care of mom and all of us during this sad time.

Mom’s door was always open to anyone in need and she shared what she had with everyone her whole life.

In Memory of Mom, please do something kind for someone who needs it.

Mom has been cremated and a private family burial has taken place.


Because the love of a mother starts long before birth…it will last long after death.


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Very sorry for your loss Liz and family.

Madonna and family – please accept our sincere condolences

Jon, Jess, Tom and families, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You’re all in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Our sincere condolence on the passing of your mother. May your many wonderful memories help to give you comfort at this difficult time .

My sincere condolences on the death of your mother.

To Patrick and family,
My sincere condolences on the death of your mother, a true lady. We always were honored by her presence(and your dedication in getting her there) at our yearly vigil at the Knights of Columbus monument. I had many chats with your mom over the years. Treasure the memories.
Jim McGrath, PGK
Terra Nova Council #1452
Knights of Columbus

I will truly miss Mary and her beautiful smile, and her sense of humor. Every morning during the breakfast she always had a chuckle for us. Heaven has a precious angel now that loves her cup of tea and witty jokes about going to George Street. Forever in my heart, you touched so many of us.. Rest easy Mary.

Love Denise

Dietary Aide
Cambridge Estates

Many wonderful memories of your mom with my mom Rita Skinner. They shared many laughs together on Brookfield Road and at Cambridge. I smile to think they are together again now.
My sincere condolences,
Sharon Skinner

Fox, so so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for you. My sincerest heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Pat and family;
Condolences, Peace and Love. My sincere sympathies to you and your family.

To The Strickland Family::
My heart is heavy to hear the news of “Mother’s” passing.
I was blessed to share a special bond with her which circumstances nor time broke.
All of you have so many wonderful memories to keep close at heart. May these help you get through this difficult time.
I am sure by now she already has the “good” chocolate hidden and not in a night stand.
RIP Sweet Lady.
My Deepest Sympathy to all.
Sharon Stuckey

Condolences to the family. May she rest in peace

My deepest sympathies and condolence to the strickland family. Pat so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Pat and family, deepest condolences on the loss of your mother.Take strength in her memories and God bless you all

My sincere condolences …so sorry to hear. God love her…a beautiful lady… inside and out. I know she will be sadly missed,, but she will be forever with you as she has left some wonderful, lasting memories.
She will be lovingly be remembered by the many lives she touched…..I being one. Rest In Peace Mrs. Thistle.
God Bless.🙏🏻

So sorry for your loss She was a great lady

My prayers and love to the whole family. She called herself my Adopted Mom which I loved. I’m grateful for all the good and very funny times I got to spend with her.

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother,we loved her so much.we were in to see her this past summer when we were home