In memory of

Mavis Schwyrie

August 28, 1934 -  March 2, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mavis Schwyrie, née Harmer, on March 2, 2023. Loving mother to Craig (Antonette) and the late Kieran (Kate). She is now with her beloved son Kieran, brother Bill (Mary) and sisters Iris and Joan. She will be missed by her grandson Mackenzie, her cat Maggie and her family and friends.

Mavis enjoyed bird watching, was a prolific reader and an amazing knitter. She was passionate about animal welfare and had a menagerie of pets from when she was a young girl. Above all, she loved gardening. It was her passion. She spent countless hours planning her garden, nurturing her beautiful flowers and plants and sharing her gardening tips with friends and family.

A private service will take place at Thornton Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Centres in Oshawa on Wednesday March 15.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your favourite animal shelter or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (


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Patricia M Meehan (Friend)

Entered March 8, 2023 from Mississauga

Antonette and Craig - sending my deepest sympathies and keep you in my prayers for the loss of your dear mother and mother-in-law Mavis. Sending you hugs and prayers.

Silvia Johnson & family (Sister in law of Craig Schwyrie)

Entered March 12, 2023 from Toronto

We will always remember Mavis as a sweet, kind and generous person. We will forever think of her when we hang the beautiful Christmas stockings she knitted. May you rest in peace.
Love, Silvia, Rennie, Reid & Nathan

Karlene Heinke (Sister-in-law)

Entered March 12, 2023 from Sidney,BC

Also: Mark LeBourdais - nephew-in-law
Vanessa LeBourdais - niece-in-law

Deepest sympathy to the family

Richard Kaczmarski (Childhood friend)

Entered March 14, 2023 from North York

Jadzia & I really saddened by the news. Seems like your mom, Craig, has been around forever. She was a great friend & neighbor and always stayed in touch throughout the years even as people moved on and away. I loved her peanut butter sandwich lunches with you at #187. She will be truly missed. Rich

Oyinkan Sanni. (Friend)

Entered March 14, 2023 from Oakville

Dear Antonette and Craig,

My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family, may Mum's gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Sending hugs and prayers.

Love from,


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