MACDONALD, Grace Alice (nee Dennis) – Age 97, formerly of Brigden, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia. Born February 23, 1914 in Courtright. Beloved wife of the late Howard MacDonald (1979), retired Postmaster of Brigden. Survived by niece Patricia and Chris Malkiewich, great nieces Amanda (Andrew) Desilets of Niagara Falls, Colleen (Kevin) of Niagara Falls, Emilie (Anthony) of Toronto, Elaine (Bryan) Renneboog and great- great nephew Everett Renneboog of Grimsby. Nieces and nephews Jonathon, Robert, Lisa, Julie and Victoria Dennis all of Los Angeles. Predeceased by her siblings Robert (Norma) Dennis of Los Angeles, Marion Dennis of Sarnia, Wilford (Norma) Dennis of Etobicoke and her nephew David Dennis of Niagara Falls. Grace began her 40 year teaching career in a one room school house on the Courtright Line in 1932. She became a career kindergarten teacher in schools in Corunna, Welland, Niagara Falls and Sarnia. Grace moved to Brigden in 1964 after marrying Howard. She was a member/past president of the Brigden Horticultural Society, cancer volunteer for 15 years, Meals on Wheels driver, active member of the Brigden United Church, life time member of R.W.T.O. and world traveller with the love of her life, Howard.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 11:00am until the service time at 1:00pm followed by interment at Bear Creek Cemetery. Rev. Carolyn Wilson Wynne officiating.
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