Obituary of Mary Macdonald
Mary Elizabeth Macdonald died peacefully on September 25, 2017, the eve of her 88th birthday. Loving wife of the late George (2005), cherished mother of Elizabeth (Nan) and Gordon (Patti) and devoted grandmother of Caitlin, Emily (Kenny), Allison and Sam. Pre-deceased by parents Gladys & Norman Hamilton and brother, John.
Mary was keenly interested and involved in the goings-on of her children and grandchildren and filled their homes with cozy crocheted blankets and hand-sewn quilts. She partnered with husband George at home and at work in Radio and in their PR firm, Macdonald Associates. She was active in The United Church and many community organizations. Mary cared deeply for vulnerable people and was passionate about justice; adored dogs; and was a gifted writer and loved to learn. Up to the very end, Mary was always ready to talk about theology, poetry, politics and sports. Mary loved being Canadian and though a prairie girl at birth and at heart, she had a respectful awe for mountains and oceans.
Mary's family is grateful for the professional and loving care provided by Fairfield Manor East staff, St. Elizabeth nurses and Kingston Community Palliative Care in the final months of Mary's life.
Visitation will be held at James Reid Funeral Home (1900 John Counter Blvd) on Friday, October 13, from 4 to 6 pm.
A Memorial Service will be held at LaSalle Secondary School (773 Highway 15) on Saturday, October 14 at 2pm with Reception to follow the Service at the school.
In memory of Mary, donations may be made payable to Faith United Church or Sydenham Street United Church ("The Spire" in Memo portion of cheque) would be greatly appreciated.