Mary Lyngard (nee Higson), a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on October 26, 2023, at the age of 97. Born on October 21, 1926, in Hamilton to Harry Higson and Mary Southern, Mary was known affectionately as “Red” by her husband, Dalbert, with whom she shared 70 beautiful years of marriage. Mary’s memory will be cherished by her children Evelyn (late Edward), Cecelia, Allan (deceased), Dawn (deceased) (late Benjamin), Delores (Robert) and Darlene (late Perry), as well as her 20 adored great-grandchildren.

Throughout her life, Mary devoted her time as a volunteer for the ladies auxiliary and was an active member of the Stittsville Legion, Branch 618. Her dedication to service was admired by all who knew her.

Visitation for Mary will be held at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 6 p.m., followed by a service in the chapel at 7 p.m. For those unable to attend in person, the service will be live-streamed on In memory of Mary, donations may be made to CHEO. Condolences, tributes, and donations can also be made through

Mary Lyngard led a life of love, commitment, and service that touched the lives of many. She will be deeply missed but forever remembered in the hearts of her family and friends.

Rest in peace, Mary.

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