It is with great sadness that the family of
Mary McCarthy (Balser) announces her passing at the age of 61 on
January 7, 2021. Born in New Germany, Nova Scotia, she was
the daughter of the late Raymond and Vera Balser.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years Merrill, daughters Tanya (Bobby), Loretta (Lyle), Carrie-Ann (Tony), Amanda (Mike) and son Merrill (Angee), numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and siblings Richard, Ellen, Candice (Bryant) and Bobby. Many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her siblings Raymond, Johnny, Douglas, Laura, Pam, and Carolyn.
Mary had a passion for baking and spent much of her life working as a baker in various restaurants. She was best known for her doughnuts which would always sell out within minutes. She spent most of her summers at horse and ox pulls in the announcement booth keeping track of their scores. In her most recent years, she had dedicated all of her time to her two beloved fur-babies, Zaily and Squirt.
Due to the current gathering
restrictions, only a private family service will be held at this time. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at a future date with details announced at that time.
For those who wish, donations in memory of Mary to the MS Society or the SPCA would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care and direction of the R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, where on-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca