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Claire Marie (MacDonald) Grace

Funeral service for the late  Claire Marie (MacDonald) Grace, 87, Antigonish/Ottawa, was held  December 17 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. 
Mrs. Grace died December 10, 2018, in Elizabeth Bruyere
Funeral service for the late Claire Marie (MacDonald) Grace, 87, Antigonish/Ottawa, was held December 17 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Mrs. Grace died December 10, 2018, in Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital, Ottawa. Readers at the funeral Mass were Mairi Pinsonneault (Richard Pinsonneault), Jean Ann O’Brien and Paul Johnston. Denise Horne and Dawn MacMillan presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor-MacDonald. Pallbearers were Allan Campbell, Don MacDonald, Alden O’Brien, Paul Johnston, Ray MacDonald and Stephen MacMillan. Born August 2, 1931, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Murdoch and late Mary Belle (Cameron) MacDonald. She was raised in Beaver Meadow and had many fond memories of her time growing up on the farm. She enjoyed skating and through this, she met her husband, John. She worked at the Angus L. Macdonald Library at St.F.X. for more than 38 years. She enjoyed downhill skiing, at the Keppoch and the family’s many ski trips. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was a proud spectator at their activities. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberley (Richard) Pinsonneault; grandson, Riley; granddaughter, Mairi, all of Ottawa, Ont.; brother, Donald (Elaine), Ontario; brother-in-law, John D. MacDonald, Antigonish; her husband’s siblings, Bertha (George) McCabe, Theresa (late JB) MacDonald, Margaret (Pius) MacNeil, Kay Grace (Frank Cash), Jerome (late Marg), Phil (Greg) Campbell, Roddie (late Shirley) Grace, Cecilia Grace, John Finnegan; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John; daughter, Mary Catherine, in infancy; two brothers, Rod (late Myrt), John (late Mary); sister, Isabel MacDonald. Memorial donations may be made to the R.K. MacDonald Guest House. Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

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