Audrey MACDONALD
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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."




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Published in Ottawa Citizen from Jul. 11 to Jul. 13, 2013.
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July 12, 2013
Dear Ian, Cathy, Anna & families: Joan, Marjorie, John and I extend our deepest sympathy in your Mother's passing.We all have fond memories of her and your father and of their strong friendship with the Bain family. Your Dad proposed the toast at our wedding, and your Mother filmed the event - almost 50 years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Time now to reflect on the great years of a wonderful life.
Jim Ritchie
July 11, 2013
Ian, Cathy & Anna,

I have fond memories of your mother and your dad, many of them on golf courses with your father and mine. I still live in the neighbourhood and often think of them as I pass Bayswater Place. They were very special people.

John Connolly
jconnolly@compellingcounsel.com
John Connolly
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