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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Memorial Services - Joan MacDonald

Memorial Services for my mother, Joan MacDonald, will be at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home and Chapel 1411 Hunt Club Road, Ottawa on Friday 17 May 2013, 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm. Burial will take place at a later date in her hometown of Lourdes, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

Thank you again to my friends and family for your support during her lengthy illness and final weeks spent at the Hospice at May Court. Your thoughtful comments and notes have provided much comfort to my family and I. She was a great mom, wife, sister, aunt, grandmother, nurse, and friend.

“So while the parish priest at her bedside Went hammer and tongs at the prayers for the dying And some were responding and some crying I remembered her head bent towards my head, Her breath in mine, our fluent dipping knives-- Never closer the whole rest of our lives.”
 -- Seamus Heaney

MACDONALD, Joan (nee Smith)
Peacefully after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the age of 77. Beloved wife of Edward. Loving mother of Ross and John (Julie). Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Kelly and Megan. Dear sister of William (Donna) and Virginia Gerrior (the late Donald). Predeceased by her parents Elsie (nee Warrington) and William Smith and by her sister Cheryl. She will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends may pay their respects at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road at Albion Road on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Lourdes, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. For those who desire in memoriam donations, please consider the Hospice at May Court, 114 Cameron Ave. Ottawa, ON  K1S 0X1 or a charity of your choice.  (via)