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Obituary for Sister Grace Carmel "(Sister Mary Carmela)" McCrystal

Sister Grace Carmel McCrystal
(Sister Mary Carmela)
A Grey Sister of the Immaculate Conception, Pembroke, ON died in Pembroke on the 29th day of April, 2020 in the 79th year of her Religious Life. Left to mourn are the members of her Religious Community, her niece, Mary Ellen (Robert) Young, as well as other devoted nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Ellen (Harkin), her brothers, Raymond, Lawrence, Gerald, Harkin, and Joseph, her sisters Doris McKnight, Kathleen Bradley, Teresa Boissonneault and Moreda McCrystal. Sister Carmel was born in Carlsbad Springs, Ontario, on November 28, 1921. She entered the Community on September 5, 1941, pronouncing her Final Vows on July 26, 1946. Her ministry in Health Care involved service in various institutions, including St. Anthony’s Hospital, Esterhazy, SK, Youville Residence, Vancouver, B.C., Marianhill Residence, Pembroke, and St. Patrick’s Home, Ottawa. In retirement she volunteered for many years as Sacristan in Marianhill and as Chauffeur for the Sisters. Her final years were lived peacefully at Shalom Residence, Pembroke. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no visitation. When permitted, a Memorial Celebration of the Eucharist will take place. Interment in St. Columba Cemetery with graveside prayers.
Arrangements by the
Neville Funeral Home
491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8
(613) 732-7481
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