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The Globe and Mail, November 12, 2004

Mary Priscilla Hazen Prichard

At her home in Toronto on November 10, 2004. Mary Priscilla, born February 3, 1913 in Saint John, New Brunswick, the eldest child of the late King and Mollie Hazen.

She is survived by her son Malcolm McConnell and daughter-in-law Dawn of Toronto, son Dr. John McConnell of San Diego; and predeceased by her daughter Mary. She will be missed by her three grandchildren Meaghan, Chelsea and Chloe of whom she was very proud.

She is survived by her sister-in-law Maureen Hazen of Ottawa, married to the late John Hazen; and sister-in-law Elaine Publicover of Halifax, married to the late Frank Hazen. She is predeceased by her sister Rose, with whom she shared a cottage for many years in Burnt Church, New Brunswick, and by her husbands James Edward McConnell and Dr. John Prichard.

Priscilla graduated with honours from Saint John High School in 1933 and in 1937 from the School of Journalism, University College, University of London. In 1937, she started work with the Montreal Gazette and then moved to the Montreal Standard where she wrote feature articles. After her marriage she continued to publish as a freelance writer and served as editor of The Herbalist.

She was a long-term member of the Rosedale Golf Club, the Granite Club, the Toronto Garden Club and the Herb Society of America. She contributed to environmental preservation. She loved gardening, skiing, golf, bridge, and ocean swimming.

The family wishes to thank Homestead, particularly Malva, Marla, Irene and Jean who looked after her so well at home. We would also like to thank Dr. David Kendal of the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, and Dr. Douglas G. Robertson.

In lieu of flowers please send a contribution to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Friends may call at the MORLEY BEDFORD FUNERAL HOME, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Saturday, November 13th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held at ST. JOHNíS ANGLICAN CHURCH, YORK MILLS, 19 Don Ridge Dr. (Yonge St. and York Mills Rd.) on Monday, November 15 at 11:00 am. Interment will take place in Fernhill Cemetery, Saint John, New Brunswick.