Almonte Gazette December 1940
Under the caption “War Inspires Nurse,” the following laudatory article
In reference to Miss Mary E. Coderre, daughter of Mr. M. P. Coderre of Almonte, and the late Mrs. Coderre, appeared in the Nov. 15th issue of “The Pembroke Crusader,” official organ of the Roman Catholic diocese of Pembroke:
Miss Mary E. Coderre will graduate next year from the St. Joseph’s Training School of Nursing, Hotel Dieu, Kingston. She will be a good nurse, since she will be clothed with the spirit of Jeanne Mance and imbued with the fine traditions of the venerable institution which will be her alma mater. That is a safe prophecy: but we are not prophesying when we say that Miss Coderre will also make her mark in the world of letters. Proof that she possesses the true poetic soul is afforded by the followingwhich we quote from the very excellent School monthly,
“The Mance War Year—1940”
To go about my daily tasks,
Midst fevered brows and eyes grown
And all the while my poor heart asks:
“Is someone being kind to him?
Please God, let friendly English
Grasp his, each time I soothe with
Give him good courage where he
If I have helped these least of Thine.
I walk beneath blue skies, unharmed,
While planes flash silver in the sun.
No horror here, nor hearts alarmed;
I wonder if his fear has begun?
Kind God, for all my faltering fears.
Make his soul brave and unafraid.
Let him not guess my coward’s tears,
But only how I ’ve hoped and prayed.
I live my little, quiet days
In ordinary monotone,
Away from siren, bomb and blaze;
Is he in danger, and alone?
O God, when I have lonely hours,
Let him feel calm and comforted. •
Add strength and blessing to his powers
Mine be the doubt and tears to shed.
|Racial or Tribal Origin:||Canadian|
|Birth Year:||abt 1916|
|Residence Date:||1 Jun 1921|
|Residence Street or Township:||Bridge St|
|Residence City, Town or Village:||Town of Almonte|
|Residence Province or Territory:||Ontario|
|Relation to Head of House:||Daughter|
|Father’s Name:||Michael Codere|
|Father Birth Place:||Ontario|
|Mother’s Name:||Eliza Codere|
|Mother Birth Place:||Ontario|
|Can Speak English?:||Yes|
|Can Speak French?:||Yes|
|District Description:||Ward 3, Polling Division No. 2 – Comprising the remainder or balance of the said Third Ward|
|Neighbours:||View others on page|
|Household Members (Name)AgeRelationshipMichael Codere35HeadEliza Codere29WifeMary Codere5DaughterJohn Codere3SonWilfred Codere2SonLucy Codere68Aunt|
|Name:||Mary Elizabeth Coderre|
|Birth Date:||10 Apr 1916|
|Birth Place:||Lanark, Ontario, Canada|
|Father:||Michael Peter Coderre|
|Mother:||Eliza Ann Coderre|
Mary Elizabeth Coderre R.H.S.J.
Apr. 10, 1916 • Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
SPONSORS: Maurice and Mary Studer Fairfield. BAPTISED BY: W .E Cavanagh
Apr. 23, 1916 • Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Entered the Convent – became a SISTER and later MOTHER SUPERIOR
Mary Coderre – MOTHER SUPERIOR
July 17, 2009 • Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada
ST. MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY.
July 22, 2009 • Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada
CLIPPED FROMThe Kingston Whig-StandardKingston, Ontario, Canada20 Jul 2009, Mon • Page 23