Mary Purdy
1928 - 2023
Mary Purdy
Requested Charity
Polly Cemetery fund, the Humane Society or the charity of your choice.
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Her family is saddened to advise of the passing of Mary Purdy (nee Murchison), in Charlottetown, on January 10th 2023, in her 95th year.

Mary was the beloved daughter of the late Rev. John and Annie (Stevenson) Murchison and the widow of Thomas Purdy (deceased May 2021). She is survived by their children Marian (Michael) of Ottawa, David (Janet) of Pictou and Alison of Halifax, and grandchildren Joshua (Ingrid), Rachael and Samuel. She is also survived by her sister, M. L. (Nora) Ring of Rothesay N.B., sister in law Janet Purdy of Rothesay and brother in law Robert Purdy of Fredericton, and by many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her four brothers: John, Charles, Frank and James, and their wives.

Mary was born and lived for many years in Saint John NB, graduating from Saint John High School, where she met her beloved Tom. They were married on 16 August 1952 at St. John's Church in Belfast PEI. Later, Tom's career took them from Saint John to Fredericton, Halifax and Yarmouth before returning to Saint John. After retirement Tom and Mary moved to her much loved home in Point Prim, spending winters in Florida and Charlottetown.

Mary loved life: she loved music and singing; she loved sharing fun and memories with family and friends; she loved dogs, and nature in its many forms, and especially, her  home at Point Prim. She was a proud descendant of the Selkirk settlers who came to PEI in 1803. She will be laid to rest with her ancestors and many relatives, and her dear Tom, in the Polly Cemetery at a future date.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Whisperwood Villa, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and Kathy Jenkins, for providing support and comfort to Mary.

Donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Polly Cemetery fund, the Humane Society or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made through the Funeral Home website at

Mary Purdy