Catherine M. MacDonald (nee MacMillan), Nursing graduate of Royal Victoria Hospital Montreal, Class of 1936, nursing at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, later serving on the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Board, President of St. Marys Home and School Association, Past President of the St. Marys UCW, and very involved with the Canadian Cancer Society, passed away peacefully at her home in St. Marys, Ontario, December 24, 2013 at the age of 105.
Beloved wife of the late Roderick F. MacDonald (1983). Dear mother of Daniel MacDonald and his wife Mary Ann of Brantford. Grandmother of Steven MacDonald of Cambridge, Michelle Hammill and her husband James of Cambridge, and Julie Fader and her husband Graham Walsh of Toronto. Survived by four great-grandchildren: Jack, William, Catherine and Frances. And fondly remembered by Lynne MacDonald of Hamilton. Sister of Roberta Clegg and Emily Bowman and predeceased by siblings Colin MacMillian (1993), Jessie Gretzinger (2008), Mary and John who both died in infancy, Robert (1918) and Herbert (1936). Catherine was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, daughter of the late Daniel MacMillan and the former Weslena Armstrong.
She will be remembered for her love of St. Marys and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, where she spent her summers.
Family and friends are invited to the ST. MARYS UNITED CHURCH, 85 Church St. South, St. Marys, on Monday, December 30, 2013 for visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Rev. Marion Jackson-Tyler officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation, St. Marys United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society.
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