Mary Faulkner

A photo of Mary Faulkner


A private graveside service will take place in Evergreen Cemetery

Mary Ellen Faulkner of Chatham and formerly of Blenheim passed away on Thursday April 2, 2020.  She was born 97 years ago to her late parents Hazel & Charles Karn and is survived by her brother Chuck Karn (Marguerite).

Mary and her late husband Kenneth Faulkner (2002) were the proud parents of four children; Ann Banfield (Howie) of Florida, Ken Faulkner of Chatham, Bob Faulkner (Donna) of Manotick and Jim Faulkner of Windsor.  Grandma will be remembered by Lane (Larry Clark), Laura (Tim Outtrim), Amanda (Myles Peter), Lesley (Ryan Blakey), Erin (Trevor March), Austin, Emerson, Taylor, Brynn, Ayla, Beau, Frankie and Ollie.

Mary loved to play Bridge and will be hosting a few games soon.  She was renowned tole painter who enjoyed spending winters in Florida.  She was an avid Toronto Blue Jays fan.

Cremation has taken place.  A private graveside service will take place at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery.

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Ken, Jim, Bob, Ann we are so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing; Marguerite & Chuck send their blessings to you all. When I asked dad what he remembered most was she had taught him how to play baseball and they looked after one another when they were sick. Very fond memories of Mary will remain in our hearts, may she Rest In Peace. Love always, The Karn family

My condolences on your loss. My thoughts are with all of you at this sad time.

Ken, Bob, Jim, Ann & extended family. We are saddened to hear about aunt Mary's passing. I have fond memories of family get togethers with Faulkner clan in both Toronto and St. Catharines. Also recall visiting her down in Chatham several years ago on a genealogy research trip where she helped me out with some stories and old photographs. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Marshall & Linda

Sincere indolences to the entire Faulkner Clan. I was fortunate enough to meet Mary a couple of times when she was out to visit Ann and the family. She was such a lovely lady and her paintings were beautiful. Rest In Peace dear Mary 💜🙏🏻

She was like a second mom to me. So loving and kind. Such a talented artist. I will treasure my gifts. She was a true friend always there to listen and give advice. Loved her very much. I'm sure she will be wearing her jeans!!! Many prayers to the Faulkner family❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Dear Ann, Our new family connection is one that we both cherish and has given us both closure and happiness. I know that your mom was so special to you...irreplaceable and that gives me such peace. May your loved ones be with you in spirit and keep you safe 👼 🦋

So sorry for your loss your Mom was a fantastic woman

Ken, Bob, Jim, Ann and families, We have many wonderful memories of the days when your Mom and Dad supported our involvement in community sports. Your Mom had an infectious laugh and could always regale us with a story from the past. Thinking of you in sympathy and friendship. Dick and Norma

Dear Faulkner Family, I remember your Mom as a lovely lady who had a sunny disposition and beautiful smile. She was one of my favourite neighbourhood Moms on Snow Ave. I still have the lovely teacup she gave me at my bridal shower (1982). Thinking of you as you celebrate her life and mourn her passing.

Have great memories of the Faulkner house throughout minor hockey & high school. Mary always made me feel welcome. She was a great lady. Our thoughts are with you all.

So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Great gal and yes a lovely and fun painter. She was a student of mine many years ago in Blenheim. She will be painting rainbows now Jane and Tony Moore

Ann and the Faulkner family, Very sorry to hear about your Mom. I remember her trying to help Ann and I make a marble cake for a bake sale at school- not an easy job. We were not very good at decorating it either but someone did buy it. Please accept my sincere condolences Sue Wiebenga

Faulkner Family, Sincere condolences to the family in the passing of your Mother/Grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Peter & Linda

Dear Ken and family I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. What a great woman she was. Thinking of you at this difficult time ❤️

Heartfelt condolences to all of Mary’s family . Our thoughts and prayers are with you. George and Robbie

Faulkner families, So sorry for the loss of your mother. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Doug & Mary Anne Hodgson

Jim & Family: I am very sorry to read of your Mothers passing. Randy Aitken

My fondest thoughts go out to all the Faulkners. Your mother was the first person that I knew outside of my family. As we did not have a TV yet it was planned to visit with Mary to watch Alan Shepard's launch to be the first American in space. While waiting for lift off I wandered into the office and discovered staplers for the first time. To recover from the staple wound to my fingers your mother medicated me with milk and cookies. This was a particularly good idea because when your Beagle came into the kitchen and scared the heck out me, three years old, I was able to fend off attack by throwing my milk and cookies at him. The dog loved it. Thanks to your mother May 5th 1961 will always be a most memorable day for me - Eric Henderson from across the street.

Ken So sorry for your loss. Hoping your memories help ease the pain.

Ken, Bob, Jim and Ann; Many great memories of times spent at the Blenheim Arena. Hope you find solace in sharing those memories.

Condolences to your families. The treasured memories of your mom will help in the days ahead.

I offer my condolences to Mary’s families in the loss of a lovely lady, so difficult to say goodbye.

Knew Mary and Ken too from when I worked at Meadow Park.. such sweet people.. glad that I was able to know them, if just for a short time in their lives

My condolences Ken to you and your family. Got to know your mom through your dad many years ago when he worked at Mallory's. Lost track after they moved.

Ann my deepest condolences, may you alway remember her in your fondest memories.

Sending our condolences to Anne and family-our thoughts and prayers are with you over these difficult times-Rest in Peace Mary.

My condolences to Ann and families...Rest Easy Mary....

Thinking of you all, May you find comfort in your many memories. Sincerely, Brenda.

Ann & Howie, and the whole Faulkner family: I am so very saddened to learn of the passing of this wonderful lady. Her smile and caring heart will be greatly missed here on earth, as she takes her place in heaven. May you find comfort in your many memories, and peace knowing you keep her love with you always. Sincerest sympathies to you all. Myra (Foulis) and family.

Our sincere condolences to All the family... I have many memories of your Mom.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

To all the family, Mary was a very nice lady, may she rest in peace.

To the Faulkner Family, My condolences for the passing of Mary. She was a great supporter of youth sports in Blenheim of which I was a part of. Her support was very much appreciated.

Ken &Ann .& family. Hy heartfelt condolences in the loss of your mom grandma great grandma. May all your memories warm your heart and help you through this difficult time. Hugs and prayers......Linda Lindsay

Condolences to Mary's family. She was such a vibrant lady.

Ann, Howie Ken, Bob, Donna and Jim.... Please accept our condolences. Your Mom was a very lovely lady. Always a smile...Blessings.. You have lots of memories to think about. Don and Anne Gammage