Sarah "Evelyn" McDonald
McDonald, Sarah "Evelyn" – 100, Glace Bay/Wolfville passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Valley Regional Hospital on June 7, 2012. Born in Glace Bay in 1911, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Sarah (MacNeil) McDonald. A long time resident of Reidville Street, Glace Bay, Evelyn, in her early years, was a telephone operator and supervisor with Maritime Tel and Tel. Throughout her life, Evelyn volunteered many hours to various community organizations and, with her husband Rod, was one of the founding members of St. Leo’s Parish. She was an avid skater and continued this passion well into her 80’s. She is survived by daughters, Carole MacDonald, Halifax and Merle MacDonald (Richard Foot), Kingsport; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Meghan O’Brian) Day, Victoria BC; Sarah Day (Nino Covato), Toronto, ON; Jason Rowe, Red Deer AB; Jillian Rowe, Dartmouth, NS; step-grandchildren, Jeffrey (Jeaneth Puriel) Foot, Missouri, USA; Matthew (Cindy Boyle) Foot, Dartmouth, NS; nine great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Rod McDonald; brothers, Allan Joseph, John Francis, Thompson, Dan, Joseph; sisters, Helen Fogarty, Pauline McLeod, Marie Doyle. Special thanks to Doctors Burch, Targett, Seaman as well as Neil Kennedy, Chaplain Deborah (Orton) and the staff of Medical "A" at the Valley Regional Hospital for their kindness, compassion and support. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville and there will be no visitation by request. A funeral mass in Evelyn’s memory and reception to celebrate her life will be held at St. Leo’s Parish, Glace Bay at a later date. Burial in St. Anne’s/St. Leo’s Cemetery, Glace Bay. Donations in her memory can be made to the Valley Hospice Foundation or a charity of your choice. On-line inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.