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In memory of
Lally Mitchell
April 04, 1941 – April 11, 2024 - 83 years old
Lally Arra Mitchell, 83, of Bonaventure Quebec, passed away quietly on April 11, 2024, in New Carlisle, Quebec.
Born on April 4, 1941, to Arra McCarthy and Alexander Mitchell in Toronto, Lally attended the University of New Brunswick and later McGill University receiving a Bachelor and a Masters of Education.
She was married to Grant MacKenzie (1964-1977) and had three children, Colin, Alex and Kathy. They lived in Clova, Maniwaki, Chelsea, and La Tuque Quebec. Divorcing in 1977, Lally moved to Laval with her children to complete her schooling at McGill and carried on to work as an early childhood educator for the Eastern Shores School Board in Murdochville and then in New Carlisle, travelling frequently to various schools in the region. In her later years, she realized her dream of opening a Bed and Breakfast.
Lally was an avid reader, lover of music, talented baker and chef, and a tireless volunteer. She and her partner Kevin were a foster family and opened their home to many children over the years. She is remembered most for her generosity, selflessness, sense of humour, curiosity and humble demeanour. She was a beloved partner, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Lally is survived by her partner Kevin Patterson and her children Colin, Alex and Kathy, grandchildren William, Jonathan, Patrick, Jacob, Rebecca, and Emilie, and great-grandchildren Annabelle, Noah, Jax, and Adrien. She is also survived by her brother Michael Mitchell and Kevin’s children Dwayne, Dawn, Martin, Jason, and Lyndsay.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Alec.

A memorial will be held at 3 pm with a service at 4 pm on April 18, 2024 at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, New Carlisle. Donations in her honour may be made to Family Ties, New Carlisle QC.
Message from Freda and Gerald Scott April 21, 2024

Our sincere condolences

Message from Liette Poirier April 20, 2024

Mes plus doucesen pensées pour vous M. Kaven et toute votre famille, une grande perte d'une grande dame. Prenez bien soin de vous il est maintenant temps de vous reposer et de penser à vous. Je vous fait un gros câlin.
Tendresse Liette

Message from Elaine Bujold Cochrane April 19, 2024

My deepest sympathy to all the family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Message from Karen Le Gresley April 19, 2024

My sincere condolences to Kevin and all of the family. Lally was a lovely and very caring person. May you find comfort together as a family during this difficult time.

Message from Nancy and John Haars April 18, 2024

Our deepest sympathy to all the family she truly was an amazing woman and will be missed

Message from judith Henry April 18, 2024

Mes très sincères sympathies à M Kévin, à William et Jonathan ainsi qu'à tous ceux qui l'ont aimée. Je partage votre peine.

Message from Geraldine Burke April 18, 2024

Deepest sympathy to all the family. I remember well Lilly visiting Grosse Ile School.She was a great help in Language Arts!

Message from Denise Dallain April 18, 2024

Most sincere sympathy to Mr Patterson and all family members

Message from Suzanne JONES April 17, 2024

My deepest sympathies to Mr.Patterson and the entire family.My thoughts and prayers are with you all in these sad moments.

Message from Mélissa Loisel April 17, 2024

Mes sympathies à Kevin et la famille. Mes pensées sont avec vous en ces moments difficiles 💐

Message from Elaine Sexton April 17, 2024

Dear Kathy and all Lally’s family.
It is with great sadness that I read of Lally’s passing.
I will always have fond memories when I would see her. Her hard work and dedication will certainly be remembered by many .
Love, prayers and courage to all of you .

Message from Starr Sinclair April 17, 2024

Kevin. So sorry to hear about Lally.

Message from Mederic O' Brien April 17, 2024

My wife and I extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear mom. May your memories bring you comfort.

Message from Sherry Sams April 16, 2024

My Sympathy to all the families

Message from Kristy Larose April 16, 2024

Kevin, Kathy, Jakey, Pat and family, I’m so very sorry to hear of Lally’s passing. She was such a dear woman to us, so very giving, kind, generous and wise. You are in our thoughts.
Kristy, Noah & Jak xo

Message from Billy and Mona Hayes Court April 16, 2024

We are so very sorry to hear of Lally's passing. To Kevin, Michael and Kathy, Rebecca and Emily and all of Lally's family and friends, we offer our sincerest sympathy.
Lally was a dedicated and devoted friend and Girl Guide supporter. Her love and care for others was unwavering. She taught with passion and compassion, always putting the student's needs first. So blessed to have known and worked with such an amazing lady.

Message from Ruth Dugdale April 16, 2024

My deepest sympathy to Kevin and the entire family. Lally was a great colleague and friend. I appreciate the deep friendship she shared with my sister, Anne. They were an amazing team.

Message from Solange St-Pierre April 16, 2024

Nos plus sincères condoléances Kathy à toi et toute ta famille 💐
Solange & Claude

Message from Marjorie McRae April 16, 2024

My deepest sympathies to the family. Lally was a wonderful lady and I enjoyed our years as office neighbours. She was a kind, caring and empathetic person. May your precious memories together help you during this difficult time.

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