Molly (Patricia) Seon, 65, died at home in Manotick in the embrace of those she loved. Diagnosed in February with pancreatic cancer, Molly chose to spend her remaining time doing what she loved most— time at the cottage, visiting with friends, quilting, gardening, watching her favourite programmes and reading. This end-of-life path was walked with dignity, love and a serenity which was shaped by the words which informed her spirit— grace, surrender and peace.
Always Pat to her family, she was the youngest child of the late Eric (d2011) and Dorothy (d2015) Seon of Leaside, Toronto. There she attended both public and high school and began her career. She was proud to have worked in the test kitchen of Canadian Living Magazine as well as in marketing.
She was a feminist who embraced her skills as a homemaker, explored her creative talent in painting, writing and quilting. Her design sense was reflected in the homes she renovated and decorated, always creating a serene and caring retreat.
Left to mourn her loss is her husband of thirty-three years, Senator Peter Harder, step-son Andrew (Bindu Suresh) and grandchildren Atlin and Nikita; her siblings Janette Georghiou (Paris) of St.John’s NL, Kathy Pearce (Andy) of New Zealand and Chris (Vicki) of Newmarket, ON, as well as both Seon and Harder nieces and nephews of whom she was particularly fond.
Molly loved her pets— a number of cats and in recent years Alice, a wonderful Labradoodle. We are tremendously grateful to Amber and Evan Fox to have shared with Molly “grandmother” privileges.
The family would also like to acknowledge the medical team at The Ottawa Hospital as well as Doctors Bennett, Bright and Naik. Their professional and caring support has been greatly appreciated.
A visitation will take place on October 27th at 12noon at Beechwood Cemetery (280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa) followed by a celebration of life and reception. Interment will follow at a later date at the Vineland Cemetery in Lincoln, ON.
Should you wish to make a memorial donation, please consider the Ottawa Humane Society, the Friends of the Mennonite Centre in Ukraine or a charity of your choice.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Molly
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Tallman Funeral Homes - Vineland