COCKBURN, Sister Mary, CND - (Sister St. Frederick of the Cross)
Sister Mary Cockburn born on October 22, 1932 ended her earthly journey on October 18, 2021 at The Sisters of Providence Motherhouse, Kingston, ON.
She was predeceased by her parents Alfred Cockburn and Johanna Driscoll and her brothers, Alfred, Frederick and Raymond.
She will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Shirley, her niece, several nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, friends and the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame.
Sister Mary was born and educated in Toronto, entering the Congregation of Notre Dame in 1951 and making her Religious Profession in 1953.
Thus began a long and fruitful life of ministry beginning with seventeen years of teaching that took her from Toronto to Ottawa, Cornwall and Carleton Place.
In 1970 she answered the call to become a member of the first Canadian Team of the Movement for a Better World which originated in the Kingston Archdiocese.
This also prepared her for ten years of pastoral ministry in Brockville, Ontario, followed by a term as the first full-time Associate Coordinator for her religious province. In 1993, Mary moved to Vancouver where she first accompanied Guatemalan Immigrants adjusting to Canadian life and later offering her supportive presence and assistance to persons in need in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
In 2003 Sister Mary returned to Ontario as a member of the Leadership Team at the CND Residence in Kingston.
This was followed by five years as a volunteer at Toronto Grace Hospital.
In 2011 she moved to Kingsdale Residence in Kingston and later joined the CND Community at the Sisters of Providence Motherhouse. Visitation will take place on Monday, October 25, 2021 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 392 Palace Rd., Kingston, ON followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00 p.m.
Arrangements with Township Chapel of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes in Kingston. With Covid Restrictions, please call 613-546-5150 to register for attending the visitation or the mass. Burial will follow.