Jean McDonald

July I, 1919 to June 23, 2011

Our beloved Aunt Jean passed away at Kiwanis Lodge. She was the last of the family of John and Annie Gilmour of Wellington. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Hugh; her twin brother Willie; brothers Sandy, Johnny and Hughie; and her sisters Mary, Annie, Lizzie and Chrissie.

She was born and raised in Nanaimo, working at one time in the Malaspina Hotel. She moved to Chemainus upon her marriage in 1945 and back to Nanaimo in 1997. She was a tireless worker for the Chemainus Hospital Auxiliary for many years. Though she had no children of her own, she loved and cared for her many many nieces and nephews, great, great-great and great-great-great. She taught many of us good manners and how to make her famous cheese biscuits. She was known to most of us simply as “Aunt” and will be very much missed.

A Celebration of her life will be held on Friday, July 1st at 1:00 pm at The Wellington Community Hall.


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