Colleen McCarthy

Colleen Lily McCarthy

Saturday, December 13th, 1952 - Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
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Colleen Lily McCarthy - It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Colleen on August 5, 2020. Predeceased by her parents, Ivor and Irene, and sister Dorothy. She will be missed by her sister Charlene (Andy) Cooper and brother Ross (Lynn) McCarthy. She was loved by her nieces and nephews: Brian (Jen), Christine (Brewster), Corinna, Dan (Katrina), Michelle (Bryan), and Heather (Sagar); and her many great nieces and nephews. She graduated Mack School of Nursing in 1973 and moved to Sturgeon Falls to begin her career; before moving home and working in St. Catharines at the General Hospital in the ER. Her career as a nurse made her into the caregiver we all knew and loved. She retired from nursing in 2013 and became a full time volunteer. Colleen was an avid volunteer and supporter of her community.

Family and friends will be received at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Friday, August 14th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. As per the Province of Ontario COVID regulations - visitation attendance is limited to 30 % building capacity. Attendance will be monitored to maintain capacity and social distancing for the health and safety of our guests and staff. As per Colleen's wishes a private memorial service will take place. We ask that you raise a glass and enjoy some cheese and crackers while sharing a memory of Colleen.

Thank you to the staff and volunteers at the Niagara Health System and Hotel Dieu Shaver for their care and compassion. A special thanks to the PSW's and Palliative Care nurses for their amazing dedication. For anyone who wishes, a donation in Colleen's memory would be appreciated by the family to Pelham Community Church or Pelham Cares. Online condolences may be shared at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 14th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, August 14th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Pelham Funeral Home
    1292 Pelham St.
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, August 14th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, August 14th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Pelham Funeral Home
    1292 Pelham St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Private Family Service


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Wayne Campbell

Posted at 09:14am
Deepest sympathy to the family of Colleen McCarthy. Colleen was a great contributor to her community. As a volunteer, she kept things rolling through the busiest of events. It reflected her skills of service developed during her nursing career. Pelham will miss her.

jane brandon

Posted at 04:41pm
To the McCarthy family, please accept my sincere condolences....Colleen touched many lives.
Jane Brandon (retired RN)

Judy Reid

Posted at 09:46pm
To the McCarthy family, sending condolences as you have lost a very special family member and the community of Pelham has also lost a diligent and exceptional volunteer. Nursing and caregiving was part of Colleen’s everyday life. With a smile and dedication she gave back through Pelham Cares, Fenwick Library and Pelham Community Church. Always on task while wanting the best for others.
She will be missed, but not forgotten and we will always remember her as ‘ The Nine Day Pickle ‘ maker.
Judy Reid and Bev Montgomery

Diane timoteo

Posted at 11:20am
I knew Colleen from working at the hospital. She was one of a core group of nurses who staffed the emergency department...they were hardworking, caring & dedicated to taking care of their patients. I will miss seeing her. Rest In Peace Colleen....Diane Timoteo

Sheila Arthur

Posted at 11:23am
So very sorry for your loss...she was a lovely lady. From Sheila(Leggett) and Phil Arthur

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