Passed peacefully away, Juanita Claire MacDonald (Nita), October 5, 1926 – January 8, 2023. Nita resided at Tiffany Village, St. John’s, since 2013 and prior to that in Nova Scotia, notably Dartmouth where she lived for most of her life. Predeceased by parents Zelma and C. H. MacDonald, sister Shirley Roome and brother-in-law Robert Roome and many dear friends. Leaving with fond memories, nephews Graham Roome (Susan Emberley) and Peter Roome (Judy), nieces Rebecca Roome (Douglas Smith) and Sue Roome (Peter Fontaine), great-nephews Matthew Roome, Brian Roome (Marissa), Jeremy Smith (Cyra Belbin) and David (Jess Campbell), Robin, Colin and Stuart Fontaine; great-nieces Pascale Roome, Megan Roome and Becky Fontaine (Marcus Beaubier); great-great-nephews Lucas and Quinn Fontaine and great-great-niece Sarah Roome; extended family including Bonnie Shires of Nova Scotia; and other friends and acquaintances. Nita was one of a handful of women of her generation who pursued post-secondary and graduate education, was a lifelong learner and educator, and was a generous and engaged supporter of many charities throughout her life.
The family wishes to thank her medical team and staff at Tiffany Village for their care. A family gathering will be held at a later date to celebrate Nita’s life. Donations in her memory may be made to charity.
Greatly loved, greatly missed.