Annie Christine MacDonald

July 5, 1928 to November 14, 2019

Obituary

Annie Christie MacDonald, our beloved Chrissy, passed peacefully away on November 14th after almost 92 extraordinary years.

Many left this earth before her, including her husband Gordon, her brother-in-law David, and most of their bridge club. All were constant companions in our lives. We miss them all.

Left with fond and loving memories her daughter Marjorie, her sons Gord and Sandy, and their partners Doug (Munn), Sandra and Kevin (Angel) as well as her grandchildren of whom she was so proud Thomas, Sarah and her oldest grandchild Alexandra who coined ‘‘Chrissy’’ which now seems to have always been her name.

She was a mother, grandmother and friend to all those she considered our family. Chrissy made this a big group and it included Alec, Nancy, Sandy, Heather, Harry, and Peter Hickman, Anne Williams, the Murrays and the Chisholm’s. She loved her sister Betty fiercely and her children Jennifer, Greg and Jeff who were like her own.

Many others were important to her. Many were her students.  They sought her counsel, or were given it whether they asked for it or not.

Chrissy was a force of nature. She loved life to the fullest along with the people around her. She loved her garden and she loved to cook. Her chocolate chip cookies were legendary. Every party was the “best party ever”.

Chrissy showed us how to enjoy life, how to bring beauty into our homes and how to fill our lives with friends and companionship.  We hope that we are wise enough to accept these extraordinary gifts.

Thank you to all the staff at Kenny’s Pond for their care and compassion.

As per her wish cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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Sending my love and condolences to your family. at this very difficult time of loss. Chrissy was a strong empowered gifted woman.; and her legacy of her life gifts live on thru her family. Love Janice Chittick

We send our deepest sympathies to the MacDonald families, Chrissy was a ray of sunshine, always positive and cheerful, she made those around her feel special. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time

We were very sorry to hear of your mum’s passing. She was a good friend of my parents, many parties, bridge games and good fun. She always had a kind word.

We were very sorry to hear of your mum’s passing. She was a good friend of my parents, many parties, bridge games and good fun. She always had a kind word.

Sorry to hear about your moms passing. She was a very kind caring person to everyone she met . My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

To the MacDonald Family My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother. I used to always appreciate your Mom’s genuine interest as she looked you dead in the eye when she asked you “How are you” and really listened as you replied. She had a genuine interest in what you had to say. Thinking of you at this sad time.

The MacDonald’s Family
I am very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Having worked with your Dad at the PUB I have lots of great memories of them both, from your Mom’s lunches at their home, their beautiful rose garden; the beautiful roses she would send to the office, and the Christmas Ornaments that they gave me over the years that continue to bring a smile and great memories each year. She was a beautiful lady and very proud of her family. May the many memories that you have help you through this difficult time.

Geordie, Sandy and Marjorie
Your mother was the centre of the Rostellan circle community that we all grew up in. I know that my parents would not have bought 13 without your mom’s encouragement. Later when my parents moved to 10 we would see your mom when visiting them and she was very kind to my wife Debbie and especially to my daughter Sarah. Fond memories and condolences from Sarah, Deborah and Keith Parsons

Marjorie, Gordon, Sandy and family
Brenda and I wish to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Christine.. I have many fond memories of the time we spent together on the staff of Prince of Wales Collegiate. She was indeed a positive influence and role model for all her students during her teaching career and they loved her dearly.

Marjorie, Gordon and Sandy and family
Saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. She was certainly a force of nature who loved life to the fullest. Family was so important to her.
Our deepest condolences to you all.
Don and Sarah Osmond

Sincere condolences to the MacDonald Family. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Mildred Steinhauer

Marjorie, Sandy and Gord
Our sincere condolences on the passing of Chrissy. She truly was a force of nature , educating a generation , looking after her students well being ( including their families) and connecting those in need to those who could help. My mother looked forward to her visits for tea as a Rostellan staple as was her Christmas cooking.. She involved herself with her neighbours and friends and looked out for them. She lived life to the full helping to make many people smile along the way. God Bless. Ean and Jane Parsons

Gord , .Marjorie , Sandy. and families

Sorry for the loss of your mom./ grandmother.

A special teacher that had an amazing impact /influence in my life (early/mid 60’s at Bishops College.)

She got me my first full time job at the Royal Bank Main Branch, Water St.

Babysitting you guys was a pleasure as well.

It was only a day or so before the passing of your mom that I had a chat with Mrs Hickman (whom I babysat Sandy as well) and Jane Crosbie on Kenny’s Pond walk..All my thoughts/ conversation led to ,” how is Christine doing”??

Did ask Mrs Hickman to pass on my regards .

My sincere condolence to you all. We can celebrate her life for sure.

.Blessings! Sheila Bugge

Gord, Sandy, Marjorie and families;
Our condolences on the passing of your your wonderful mom and grandmother, a tour de force in all your lives. As you mourn her loss I am sure you will be comforted by a lifetime of happy memories of your time with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Marjorie,

I’m so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I know how close you were and how much Alex and Thomas loved her. I hope the memories you have with her give you much comfort during the days ahead. It’s been many many years since I’ve seen your family, but sending lots of love to you all at this difficult time.

The MacDonald Family
I just noticed this pic and said wow, she taught me at PWC. Mrs. MacDonald was a great lady and teacher.
My sincere condolences to you all during this difficult time.

Marjorie, Gord, and Sandy,
My sincere condolences to you. Your Mother was truly an amazing person.. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

My sincere condolences to the MacDonald Family. It was always a pleasure to have a chat with your Mom. She always treated me very kindly.

Sending my sympathies to the family, as you all celebrate a life well lived, and as you reflect on the many good memories. These good memories, of a warm loving family, will stay with you forever.

Sincere condolences to the MacDonald family. Chris loved life and made everyone feel welcome in her presence.. She was a bridge friend of my mother in St. John’s and St. Pete’s, and indeed I hope they are enjoying a hand as we speak.

Deepest condolences. Another one of the group gone. Hopefully they are having a great time together on the next level!

All deepest sympathies to the MacDonald Family in the loss of your mom.

When you think of someone who made a different, Mrs. MacDonald was that person. She was an amazing teacher and a person who inspired me. With sincere sympathy your mother’s passing.

My sincere condolences to you all. May you find comfort in you most cherished, beautiful memories of Chrissy.

Marjorie, Sandy & Gordon…..deepest condolences to you and your families on the passing of your Mother . I have many fond & staying memories of being in her company as a young person, during synchro days.. She inspired….with her light, her genuine interest, her humour and her creative/ intelligent thoughts. I always loved talking to her. Thinking of you all….

To the MacDonald family,

As soon as I saw the picture I said” Mrs. McDonald!” I remember her well as one of my teachers. Her and I always had great conversations! Lovely woman, dedicated teacher and someone to admire.
Deepest sympathies to you all, treasure your precious memories.

Sandy, Gordon and Marjorie – my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. You all, your home, and your parents were a huge part of my teen years. There are too many thoughts and too many stories to share, but hers was a life well lived. May we all be so fortunate in our lives. With deepest sympathies for your loss – and sincere thanks that I was lucky enough to be part of your lives.

Sandy and MacDonald family. We have many great memories of your Mom and Dad, and shared many a laugh together, both in Florida and at Rostellan. Our sincere condolences on your Mom’s passing.
Herb and Nora Clarke

MacDonald family. Sincere sympathy on the passing of your much loved mother and devoted grandmother. Mrs. MacDonald was one of my favorite teachers and I will always remember her million watt smile. Such a gentle and caring person. Rest in love and peace.

My Deepest condolences to all of Chrissy’s Family
I enjoyed all the stories and the photographs she shared with me about her life and her Family of whom she was very proud,we had quite a few laughs together,she loved her Flowers, and of course her Chocolate.
You were a very Classy Lady Chrissy and I will miss you.

Mary Sutton-housekeeper

Condolences to the MacDonald Family on your Mom’s passing. I worked with your dad for many years at the PUB and they invited us to your home .and we had many work gatherings with your Mom and Dad. We had great times. Your Mom was are a great person. You could see the great love they had for each other and their family. My thoughts and prayers are with you now .

Dear Marjorie, Sandy and Gord, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mum. Please know that I am thinking of you at this time. Hugs to you all.

A teacher and a friend. A lady with tremendous soul! Condolences to her dear family and friends. Always remembered Mrs. MacDonald xo

It’s with sympathy and sadness that I think of you all and wish to send my condolences in the loss of your remarkable mother. I have admired her strength ,
zest for life and her warm hospitality. I still treasure the kind and thoughtful letter she wrote to me after my mother’s death. My thoughts and deepest fondness are being sent to you all .

Oh my…bless you all as you grieve your precious Mom. She was the epitome of “fashionista” enjoying a glamorous wardrobe complete with matching shoes…& lest we forget the artistic jewellery! She had an amazing sense of humour! She LOVED her children & family fiercely; it was evident by the heartwarming stories she shared. Although my heart is also broken, I find comfort knowing she lived a very full life surrounded by a delightful family & a magnificent circle of friends…”Miss Chrissy” will be dearly missed and always remembered…

Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Bless…♥️♥️♥️

Tina RN
XOXOXO

Mary Lynn & I met Chrissy at Silver Sands in St. Pete Beach in 2012. We formed a fast friendship that included secret drinks by the pool & an occasional dinner. Best of all though was how Chrissy made us & everybody else around her laugh. It was so much fun to be in her company. Our sincere condolences to all of the MacDonald family.