MACDONALD, Audrey Isabel
On July 2, 2013, Audrey Isabel Macdonald passed away in her sleep at the age of 104 years. Audrey was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, the daughter of William and Mabel Laidlaw. She was predeceased by her loving parents and recently by her dear and "slightly younger" sister, Eva Wells. Beloved widow of Alastair Maclean Macdonald, QC, loving mother of Ian Macdonald (Nan), Catherine Swaine (Fred) and Anna Wozniak (Tony). Cherished grandmother of Angus Macdonald (Resham), Duncan Macdonald (Melissa), Lucas Swaine (Meghan), Anna Swaine (Jason), Jessica Swaine (Cody), Daniel Wozniak, Kelly Wozniak (Adrian) and Alexander Wozniak (Lindsay); loving great-grandmother of ten. Audrey taught Latin and Physical Education at Glebe Collegiate in Ottawa, and resided in Ottawa for the rest of her life. She enjoyed her neighbourhood and friends for the many years she lived on Bayswater Place. She spent her summers at a cottage on Lake of Bays, providing a warm and joyful environment in which the entire family could congregate. Audrey spent her last decade at The Westwood Residence, where she was looked after very well. The family gives special thanks to Dr. Howard Cohen, Fawn Furey (Director of Health and Wellness), and the many staff members who cared for her. We especially thank Chita Flores for the wonderful care she gave to Audrey. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been made at Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. A private family interment will be held at Beechwood Cemetery.
"Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark."