CHAMMAS, Mary (née Guesri)
January 23, 2022


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, Mary Chammas on January 23, 2022 at the age of 87.
Mary was predeceased by her loving husband of 40 years Fernand Chammas. She leaves behind her 3 children, Nagy (Gisele Parthenais), Christine (David DeVries), Karen (Gordon Nixon). She was the best Teta to her 5 grandchildren who she cherished and adored with all her heart, James (Chelsia Solari), Andrew, Eric, Mitchell, Cassidy.
Predeceased by brothers Hani & George and sister Leila. Cherished and loving aunt to nieces and nephews, Mimi, Ziad, Reem, Dana, Wael, Roland, Chris, Sherine, Rasha and their spouses and children who she loved as her own.
Mary came to Canada from Egypt in 1964 and was a proud Canadian that never lost her roots. She spent 30 years working at Simpsons where she loved meeting people every day. She was quick to help anyone who asked and made friends wherever she went. Her smile lit up a room.
She loved to cook for her family, and enjoyed when our friends came over and tried her dishes that were so different than what they were used to. She loved to have our friends at the house, a full house was a happy house. She welcomed everyone with open arms, no matter who you were and she was genuinely interested in anything you had to say – and many went to her for advice over the years.
She was known by Mom, Teta, Mrs. C, and Mary. She was a pillar of strength always thinking of everyone but herself.
We will miss her everyday, as Mom was the strongest person we knew. No matter what we wanted or needed she was always there with unconditional love and support. Mom and Pa raised us well and gave us the strength to go on.
Mom was blessed to have been cared for by the angels at TDPCR for her final days for which we are grateful. In lieu of flowers donations to Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence would be appreciated.
Due to Covid restrictions a private service will be held at Voluntas, on Monday, January 31st. Service will be live streamed starting at 10:30 AM, for those that cannot attend in person.

Private Funeral service

Voluntas commemoration

4695 Boul. St-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9H 2A7

2022-01-31 10:30 AM

21 responses

  1. Rasha El Guesri

    January 27, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    May her Soul Rest In Peace

  2. Carmelina Papalia

    January 27, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the whole family. God rest her soul.

  3. Viviane Schami

    January 27, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    Dear Karen and all your family,

    Please accept my deepest condolences during this very painful time. Unfortunately I also know what it is to lose a parent…and we were blessed to have the caring services of Voluntas this time last year as well.
    I pray you all find comfort among your loved ones and may your dear mother’s soul rest in peace.

  4. Rami Khoury

    January 29, 2022 at 1:45 am

    She was a fine, cheerful and straight forward lady, She had been loved by whoever came across her. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

    • Rafik Doss

      January 31, 2022 at 6:57 pm

      Thank you very much Ramy Christ is risen

  5. Gehan Doss (Rafik Absi)

    January 29, 2022 at 5:10 am

    Our deepest condolences to the whole family. Aunt Mary will be greatly missed especially her cheerful loving character, she was a real mother to my sister in law Dana and made her move to Canada a lot easier showering her with her motherhood love, wise guidance and care. May her beautiful soul rest in peace may God comfort all her beloved ones.

    • Rafik Doss

      January 31, 2022 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you Gigi , Christ is risen

  6. Doloris Doss/Dolly

    January 29, 2022 at 5:11 am

    My deepest condelences to the whole family and may her beautiful soul rest in peace.

    • Rafik Doss

      January 31, 2022 at 6:59 pm

      Thank you mamy

  7. Samir Khoury

    January 29, 2022 at 10:42 am

    My sincere condolences to the family. Tante Mary was such a great person who spread positivity to all around her. She was loved and respected by everyone, especially by my mother (Rosette Bichara) who has been best friends with Mary for over 70 years! She will definitely be missed, may her soul rest in peace.

    • Karen Chammas

      January 29, 2022 at 2:37 pm

      Your mom was very special to my mother. Thank you for the kind words Samir. Can you call me 514-882-0147?

    • Rafik & Dan

      January 31, 2022 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you Samir and family , Christ is risen


    January 29, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    Dear Dana, Rafik, Manuela, Georges and Joyce. Sincere Condolences for the passing of Mary to the House of our Lord. Mary was a kind and loving soul that enlightened everyone with her tender gentle smile, good humor and care for others. Being with Mary was a joy and a delight for you all and that feeling was reciprocated by how much she loved and enjoyed being with you. In a world short on Angels, the Lord has just called one of his own. May God give you the strength and patience during this difficult but temporary separation and may she continue to pray and intercede for all of you. The Lord gave, the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

    • Dana & Rafik

      January 31, 2022 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you Ted , Christ is risen

  9. Dorothy, Gary and Family.

    January 31, 2022 at 8:03 am

    Rest In Peace Mrs. Chammas.


    January 31, 2022 at 10:17 am

    Dearest Karen, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. My deepest condolences for this tremendous loss.

  11. Therese Rabbat Antaki

    January 31, 2022 at 10:56 am

    You have now joined your brothers George’s, Hani and your late sister, Leila. May your soul Rest In Peace.

  12. Therese Rabbat Antaki

    January 31, 2022 at 10:57 am

    You have now joined your brothers Georges, Hani and your late sister, Leila. May your soul Rest In Peace.

  13. Sheelagh Bowcott

    January 31, 2022 at 11:15 am

    ….beautiful service for a beautiful woman. Love and light to you all during this difficult time. X

  14. Mandana Bakhtiari

    January 31, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Dear Christine, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. My deepest condolences at this heartbreaking loss. Rest In Peace Mrs. Chammas.

  15. Colette Mikhail

    January 31, 2022 at 11:31 am

    May her soul rest in peace. Sinceres condelences


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