C. Blanche Mulhall
May 24, 2023
MULHALL, C. Blanche – Peacefully at her residence, Amica Georgetown, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 in her 90th year. Dear aunt of John R. Mulhall and his wife Pamela of Milton, and Catherine Yake and her husband Peter of Acton; great-aunt of Patrick and Isaac Mulhall, and Lindsey and Michael Yake. Predeceased by her parents John and Catherine Mulhall, and brothers Eugene Mulhall, and John Mulhall and his wife Elisabeth.
Visitation will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 5:45 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 046045 Southgate Township Road 4, Conn, on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery. All are invited to a luncheon following at St. Mary of the Purification Roman Catholic Church, 310 Parkside Drive, Mount Forest. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Blanche are asked to consider their favourite charity.
Blanche's Life Story:
Catherine Blanche Mulhall found eternal peace on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 in her 90th year. Blanche was born to John Joseph Mulhall and Catherine Moore, July 14, 1933 in Conn, ON. She was predeceased and joins both her siblings, John Ignatius and his wife Elisabeth Mulhall and her eldest brother, Eugene Mulhall in the afterlife. “Auntie” to John Robert and Catherine and their families who she fondly leaves behind. As a lifelong devout Catholic, Auntie was baptised at St. John Evangelist in Dundalk, ON and will be interred at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Proton; her faith brought her much strength and guidance throughout her life. She was proud to share that she obtained her high school diploma by billeting each week in Mount Forest. Her brief autobiography in the spring 1951 school yearbook proved to be true as it cites her ambition to be a teacher, and probable future of pursing a bachelor! In her career she was a special education teacher with the Metropolitan Toronto Separate School Board for 37 years, retiring in 1990. Her final teacher evaluation report is quoted to say “Miss Mulhall has maintained an excellent Special Education Program, and has over the years made many fine and long-contributions, both to the individual students she has helped, and to the life of the school”. Blanche earned her BA (1972) at Atkinson College, York University and her Masters in Education with the University of Toronto (1976). During this time she resided in Don Mills, with her pharmacist brother Eugene and aunt and uncle. Blanche had many treasured friends in Toronto throughout the years. Her leisure time was spent in her lifelong home; “the white house” on the farm in Conn, where she proudly gardened, baked and preserved and participated in life at the church. One of her favourite activities was to host family events, first with the Moore and Mulhall families and most recently with her nephew John and his wife Pam and their children Patrick and Isaac, niece Catherine and her husband Peter and their children, Lindsey and Michael. She supported the family Hereford operation as she could. At the farm much time was spent with “The Hughes Ladies” cousins who were close and treasured: Ellen, Moira, Madeline, Joanne and Marie with many trips to Florida, Ireland, Israel and other far away adventures. Blanche lived a long and good life as a strong and independent woman, long before it was “in vogue” to do so, she will be missed.
I always like to remember the summer of 1984 when I spend a few days togther with John Robert in Blanche house in Don Millis.
Blanche and Eugene were very hospitable to me.
Sending our sympathy. My Dad Leonard did alot of plumbing and heating service work for her in Conn. His has fond memories of her. Take care Leonard Seifried and Diane— Diane Dineen, May 26, 2023
Catherine, John and families -
Expressing our sympathy on the passing of your 'Auntie' Blanche. Our collective memory is of a stylish, friendly lady who, with her family, sat behind us in church in Proton. Your grandfather would occasionally offer us a Lifesaver candy to tide us over till the end of mass!
Mary Jane Cantlon, Dianne & Colin Reesor and Linda and Rick Ruff
(Dan and Gertrude Rice family)
So sorry to hear of Blanche's passing. She was a big part of your life John. Rest in peace— Alice, May 25, 2023