1931 – 2019
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our wonderful mother Clara MacDonald on Monday, October 7th, 2019, in the Palliative Care Unit of VG Site QEII. Born July 26th, 1931 in Halifax to the late Robert and Ellen (Stark) Russell.
Clara began her working career at AJ Bell Insurance. After raising five children she returned to work at Acadian Lines and finally retired from Walmart at the age of 81. Clara had a great love for animals and could often be found feeding the wild life near her home. Clara was an avid bingo lover and was always up for adventure.
Clara is predeceased by her husband, Neil; brothers, Frankie and Charlie (Hilda); and granddaughter, Olivia (Trudeau). She is survived by her children, Ron MacDonald (Sharon), Anne Egan (John), Patricia Trudeau (Dean), Christine Fisher (Paul), and Linda MacDonald; along with her grandchildren, Ryan, Zachary, Mackenzie, Madeline, and Rowyn. Also, special family friend David Martell who was like a second son.
A special thank you to mom's dear friends Jim and Kelly and the wonderful nursing staff on the Palliative Care floor at VG Site QEII.
A celebration of life officiated by Pastor Darren Millett will take place on Friday, October 11th at 11 a.m. in T.J. Tracey Funeral Home, 71 McQuade Lake Crescent, Bayers Lake with a reception immediately following. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope For Wildlife or the Palliative Care unit at VG Site QEII.