Mary Daye
Mary Daye


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Oromocto Funeral Home & Crematorium
108 Winnebago St
Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada

Mass of Christian Burial

1:00 pm
Friday, March 1, 2024
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
25 Loisville Street
Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of Mary Donelda Daye

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mum, Mary Donelda (MacDonald) Daye, known to many as “Doddie”. Mary passed away at Pine Grove Nursing Home on February 24, 2024 at the age of 86. 


Born on July 28, 1937 in Inverness, Cape Breton, NS, Mary was the fourth of twelve children of the late Dan J. and Mary E. (Chisholm) MacDonald of Plymouth, NS. Mary worked various jobs including “The Coffee Pot” in New Glasgow, NS, where she met the love of her life, George. On September 19, 1959 at the age of 22, Mary married George. Soon after they were posted to Ottawa, ON, where they had the first two of their three children. Later, they were posted back to NS, where Mary worked part-time, and where they had their third child. Finally, the family was posted to CFB Gagetown, Oromocto, NB where Mary decided to be a full-time mum. Mary loved devoting her time to her family, and was extremely proud of all of them. Mary later went back to work full-time at the D.E.C.H, for 15 years, before retiring due to a back injury. Mary loved their many poodles, travel, taking long walks, baking, bowling and ceramics. Much like George, Mary was very humble and loved the simpler things in life. Mary and George lived out their years together in Burton, NB. They always said “we’ll meet again at the pearly gates”, which is where we are sure Dad was waiting for her.


Mary will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her daughter, Donna Konkle (Barry), grandson, Tristan (Beatrice) and granddaughter, Jessica (Nick) of Burton, NB; son, Calvin (Jen) and granddaughters, Athena and Marina, of Orleans, ON; son, Geordie (Donna) and granddaughter Sarah of Fredericton, NB; sister, Delinah; brothers, Billy (Sheila), Larry (Lynn), Gerald (Brenda), Ronald and Danny (Dawn); sisters-in-law, Beverly MacDonald and Dora Day; brother-in-law, Merle (Marion) Day, as well as many nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, George, on July 4, 2019, at the age of 91; brothers, Jimmy and Malcolm; sisters, Florence Walker, Betty MacKay and Lauretta MacPherson, and daughter-in-law, Danette Pond.


Our family would like to thank all the staff at Pine Grove Nursing Home, for all the wonderful care they gave our mum over the last 10 months.


Visitation will be held at the Oromocto Funeral Home, 108 Winnebago St., Oromocto, on Thursday, February 29 from 6-8 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 25 Loisville St, Oromocto, on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 1 pm with Father Calistus Abazie as celebrant. Interment will be held in the Oromocto Pioneer Gardens Cemetery in the spring. For those who wish, donations in Mary’s memory can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Oromocto Funeral Home and messages of condolences may be left at

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