Mary Jane Carrick

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Mary Jane Carrick (nee Day) (18 October 1875 - 20 January 1947) was the wife of J.J. Carrick and the eponym of Mariday Park, it being a portmanteau of her first and maiden names. For some reason, on Wikipedia as of 2019, Mary Jane's name is misspelled as "Mary June".

Early life

Mary Jane Day was born on 18 October 1875 in Nottawasaga, Simcoe, Ontario to farmer John Day and Catherine Montgomery.

Marriage and family

She married J.J. Carrick on 20 December 1899 in Simcoe, Ontario. Their marriage certificate gives her occupation as "domestic", and her father's as "farmer". [2]

She had three sons, Jack, Don, and Alex, all of whom attended St. Andrew's College at the University of Toronto, and were successful athletes and stockbrokers.

Mary Jane was a golfer, appearing in the Toronto Star as "Captain" of the Scarboro ladies' team in 1933 [3]


Mary Jane Carrick died 20 January 1947 and was buried in her hometown of Simcoe, at Creemore Union Cemetery, Simcoe, Ontario. [4]

The tombstone of Mary Jane Carrick (nee Day), the eponym of Mariday Park, at Creemore Union Cemetery, Creemore, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada [1]