A tribute to Mary Todd, Manager of Age NI’s Ballyclare Day Centre from Linda Robinson, CEO of Age NI

To Mary’s family and friends

Mary was the Daycentre Manager in Ballyclare for over ten years. Her contribution to our Dementia Services has been outstanding, she truly demonstrated our values of You matter, We care and Together we make a difference.

Mary’s kindness, compassion and care for her clients in Ballyclare was well known and appreciated by everyone who knew her and who worked alongside her.

In Age NI, our ethos has always been to support older people with Dementia to live life to the full – Mary made that possible. My personal memory is that of Mary taking her clients and carers for a short break in Newcastle, she made it possible, the simple task of fish and chips on the seafront, a walk down memory lane she delivered for them.

Our legacy is the lives we touch and Mary touched many across our Ballyclare service and we thank her for that. 

We all remember with pride the work that Mary did in our name, we remember the wonderful, warm friend and colleague she was to all and will always be fondly in our thoughts when we think of Ballyclare.

-Linda Robinson

Mary’s care for and commitment to the people she supported was well known and appreciated by everyone who knew her and worked alongside her. Her gentle, person centred approach helped many older people with dementia remain in their home for as long as possible and provided families with much valued support.
-Dr. Paschal McKeown

Mary was a true caring and lovely person. It was a pleasure to have known and worked with her. Mary always went over and beyond for all of the service users. She will be greatly missed by all in the day centre and Age NI.
-Patricia Doyle

Mary and I shared an office in Ballyclare for many years. She was a brilliant ambassador for Age NI through the genuine individualised love and support she gave to our older people who attended the daycentre.
Mary was always very helpful - for example, when I needed documents printed from the big printer who she fondly named "Big Bertha". "Big Bertha" tended to be temperamental on occasions with the rest of us but rarely with Mary.
She will be sadly missed.
-Mandy Wilson

Mary was a very caring person and it was a privilege to have known her. Everyone at Anna House are thinking about the family at this sad time. May she rest in peace.
-Gillian Thompson

Everyone had such a great word about Mary. Such a lovely woman and a great asset to Ballyclare Day Centre.
-Leanne McEvoy

Our thoughts are with Mary’s entire family circle. Mary was a caring, devoted lady to her centre and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
-Wendy McKillion