Margaret "Irene" McDonald
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McDONALD, Margaret "Irene" June 15, 1917 - February 24, 2019 A valiant veteran - RCAF(WD), Flight Sgt., Code and Cypher Specialist, Enigma and Ultra Secret: An esteemed educator, nurturer of exceptional children (Ottawa); introducer of Family Life Education (Victoria); and volunteer extraordinaire for the Canadian Club of Victoria, Retired Teachers of Ontario, Canadian Cancer Society, First Metropolitan United Church and many more. A full and good life of 101.5 years has ended. Left to carry on her legacy are her ever loving daughter, Catherine Ann and ten nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Donald McDonald and six brothers and sisters including three centenarians. A Memorial Service will be held at First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd., Victoria on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 1:30PM. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Club of Victoria's Camosun College Bursary, or the Canadian Cancer Society-BC and Yukon Div. would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be offered at

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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, 2019.
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March 1, 2019
I had the privilege of playing bridge in her good company. She was an amazing bridge player, astute until the end.
February 28, 2019
I never knew Irene, I do however want to express my thanks for her service, and contributions to her country, and her continued contributions throughout her long life to help others. We live in a diversified country, people like Irene make it a much better place. Not to be forgotten.
Robert Cameron
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