Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Mary (Mehri, Mahry) Sadeghi left us on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the age of 77, after an 11 month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born, raised and married in Esfahan (Iran), pursued a university degree in science while raising her children and eventually achieved a successful professional status as a chemist in the steel and petrochemical industries. With these impressive accomplishments in a male dominated 60’s and 70’s society of Iran, she was recognized as one of the pioneer women of Iran. Mary dedicated herself to the well being of her family and career despite the turmoil of the revolution and war in the 80’s Iran. For the safety and a brighter future for her children, she immigrated to Canada in 1986 where she built a new life, initially running a successful business followed by a career in real estate.
She loved life, gardening, painting and above all, her family and friends. Mary was a member of the Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural, Toronto Watercolor and Southern Ontario Orchid societies and loved participating in painting shows, as well as annual garden shows at her house. She will be remembered as a role model for women and for her strength, intellect, beauty, smile, kindness, and willingness to help others. She expressed great gratitude for the care and support of her oncologist Dr. O’Kane and the team at PMH. It was her wish to support research in pancreatic cancer, with the hope that others would not have to suffer from this deadly disease in the future.
Donations in her memory can be made at
Info: Dear friends/family members, Everyone attending the event must observe all safety measures including wearing a mask and social distancing at all times. Cemetery staff will be present to ensure the guidelines are followed. We ask if anyone is experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 to withdraw him/herself from the event. For contact tracing requirements, a list containing all attendees full name and phone number has been given to the funeral home. Mary’s wish was for all discretionary expenses to be donated to Pancreatic Cancer Research at the Princess Margaret Hospital. We are asking you not to bring flowers if you are considering it and in lieu of flowers donate to the fund in her memory. The link is: https://thepmcf.ca/MarySadeghi Mary’s wish was that attendees of the ceremony kindly refrain from wearing black. We kindly thank you for your participation especially during this period. We look forward to having a safe and memorable event.