Ivy Gladys McDONALD

McDONALD,Ivy Gladys

April 11, 1917-April 2, 2005

Passed away at Campbell River General Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Les McDonald in 1988; parents Fred and Betty Egg; sisters Alma Egg and Nell Cragg and brother Ralph Egg. Ivy is survived by a daughter Arlene McLaughlin (Gordon) of Campbell River, B.C.; grandson David McLaughlin of Montreal, Quebec; brother Milton Egg (Eileen) of Leask, Saskatchewan; sister Mildred Wilson (Russell) of Victoria, B.C. and nieces and nephews Calvin Egg, Lyle Egg, Brian Wilson, Norman Wilson and Diane Pollock.

Ivy moved to Campbell River from Leask, Saskatchewan in 1939. She worked at the Lourdes Hospital in Campbell River. In 1942 she married Les McDonald and in 1945 their daughter Arlene was born. Les and Ivy lived in what is now downtown Campbell River before moving to their home at the end of McDonald Road. Ivy enjoyed good company and was always interested in her scattered family on the Prairies and Vancouver Island. Ivy enjoyed playing bridge right up until cancer did not allow her to play anymore. Ivy was an accomplished knitter and was proudest of the miniature beaded purses she learned to make in the last three years. Friends who have these have her most precious mementos. Ivy characterized herself as a devout coward but was brave enough to accompany Les on his cod boat during World War II. Ivy was brave enough to overcome her dislike of small boats and be guided to a Tyee that made her the Tyee Woman of the Year. Her stalwart nature shone through as she faced the cancer that was to claim her in an all too brief time. Ivy was devoted to her family, dispensing sage advice when necessary and withholding advice when it was prudent. She was extremely proud of her grandson David when he began studies at Concordia University in Montreal. Ivy loved to hear of and share in the activities of her younger friends as they started their live journeys. Ivy will be sorely missed by family and friends. She is remembered as a wonderful wife, mother and a true friend to the many people who knew her.

A Service in Honour of Ivy’s Life will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 228 South Dogwood Road, Campbell River on Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. R. Ives officiating. ISLAND FUNERAL SERVICES/ELK FALLS CREMATORIUM, 909 ISLAND HIGHWAY, CAMPBELL RIVER entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations in Ivy’s memory made to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 811, Campbell River, B.C. V9W 6Y4 or the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Association, Box 3666, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 7P1 would be appreciated.

ISLAND FUNERAL SERVICES

& ELK FALLS CREMATORIUM

and Memorial Chapel

#103-909 Island Highway

287-3366