Thursday, February 29, 2024
February 29, 2024

O’BRIEN, Maureen Elizabeth

Maureen Elizabeth O’Brien

On Wednesday June 26th, Maureen Elizabeth O’Brien passed away at the age of 68 years old at Royal Jubilee Hospital, surrounded by her family’s love.

Born in Gander, Maureen finished her time on Salt Spring Island. She is survived by her husband Robert Lannan, and their 5 children: Martin, Clare, Patrick, Kathryn, and Jennifer, as well as her 4 siblings and several grandchildren.

Known for her quick wit, powerful intelligence, and open heart, Maureen will be remembered for her ability to welcome all into her home, and making sure no one left hungry. An unbelievably strong woman with a fondness for red lipstick and extra salt, she will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and all those who crossed her path.

A Celebration of Life will take place at Beaver Point Hall on Saturday July 20th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation via


  1. I was very shocked to read the obituary of my friend Maureen O’Brien. Could you please forward my email address to a family member and ask them to contact me

  2. Thank you Clare for your invitation to contact you. I was deeply saddened when I learned of your Mom’s passing. Are you still living on Salt Spring Island? We last saw you there as we were visiting with our two boys Daniel and Gabriel. Your Mom was her usual self, a laugh a minute, and we very much enjoyed meeting you, your siblings and your Dad. Bubs, as Mike Gushue called your Mom, was fearless and a wonderful friend. She was loved by most, feared by those who needed it and the life of any gathering. I loved her dearly and will miss her although we rarely saw each other after she left Calgary. Please call if you are ever our way in Edmonton. 780-953-4760


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