Anna Marie MacDonald

Born: Sat., Oct. 5, 1946
Died: Sat., Mar. 9, 2019


Visiting

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 13, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 13, 2019
Location: Adams Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 14, 2019
Location: St. Andrews United Church


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Anna Marie MacDonald: 

October 5, 1946 - March 9, 2019

It is with sadness that the family announces Anna’s passing at home on Saturday, March 9, 2019 following a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Anna is survived by her loving husband, Bob MacDonald, of South Napan Rd.; her cherished daughter, Cheryl (Gary) MacDonald of Toronto; son-in-law, Rob Rowe of Toronto; three grandchildren, Alexandra Rowe of Toronto, Matthew MacDonald of London, England, and James MacDonald of Toronto; brother, Byron (Judy) O’Donnell of Pickering, ON; sisters, Betty (Ed) Hospodar of Miramichi, Irene (David) Trask of Dartmouth, NS, and Kathy (David) Smith of Moncton, NB; special cousin Berns Galloway of Victoria, BC; numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends. 

Anna was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Annie (Sweezey) O’Donnell, and by a beloved daughter, Bonnie MacDonald.

Anna graduated from Harkins High School in Newcastle, and was employed in past years by N.B. Hydro, Ottawa Hydro, The One Canadian Air Group Canadian Forces Europe, and by New Brunswick Tourism.

Anna was an active member of the community.  She was a past Rotarian, a board member of the Miramichi Organization for Residential Employment Services (M.O.R.E.), a past General Manager of the Chatham Business Development Corporation (CBDC), a past Executive Director of Miramichi Regional Tourism, a past chairperson of Hospice Miramichi, a current and active member of the N.B. Liberal Party, a member of St. Andrew’s United Church and chairperson of the Worship and Faith Development Team of that church, and a member of the Miramichi Presbytery Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Committee.

Anna was personable, outgoing, and loved to socialize and entertain family and friends.  Her association with friends of the United Church and commitment to their causes brought her joy, meaning and purpose.

Visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service was held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington St., Miramichi on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 11 am with Rev. Charlene Maguire MacKnight officiating.  Music for the service was provided by Mr. William Sweezey and St. Andrew’s Choir.  The hymns were “Here I Am, Lord”, “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”, “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” and the recessional hymn was “We Shall Go Out with Hope of Resurrection”.  The lighting of the Christ Candle was done by Ellen Sweezey.  Remembrances of Anna were given by her sister Kathy Smith and a poem was read by granddaughter Alexandra Rowe.  The scripture readings were read by her brother Byron O’Donnell and brother-in-law David Smith.

A large group from the Liberal Association and Sunday Brunch Group sat as a body for the service and formed a guard of honor following the service.

As expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Andrew’s United Church, Extra Mural Program, or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to www.adamsfh.ca

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Darlene sinpson
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
We are sorry and send our condolences to Anna’s
Family and friends.
Anna always made time to chat and always smiling 💕

Will certainly miss her encouraging words

Anthony W.J. McLean
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
To the family of the late Mrs. Anna Marie (O'Donnell) MacDonald,

I am so sorry, sad and shocked to hear of the passing of Anna.

My thoughts, love, blessings and prayers are with you all at this time of loss.

Sincerely,

Anthony W.J. McLean

EDNA STEWART
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
My Thoughts & Prayers are with the family May Anna rest in peace . Had many a laugh with her

Dwight and Alberta creamer
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
So sorry to hear of Anna’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Rip Anna

Sylvia Sargent
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
My heart is broken on the passing of my friend Anna. Many a good time we had together. Our sincere condolences to Bob and all the family.

Shelly Williams
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
Dear Bob and family: Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of Anna. She was a very vital member of our community whose contributions will be greatly missed. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this difficult time. God bless you all.

Mary-Ruth Blanchard 62 Fenton Street
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
To Bob and Family was so shocked to hear of the passing of Anna. Worked with her at the Rodd, always so kind, thoughtful, fun and great to work for. Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Audrey savoy
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
Bob and Family It is with a heavy heart that I learned of Ann's passing, may God give you all strength to get through the difficult times ahead. Rip Anna.....

Stan and Joni (Sweezey) Bergstrom
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to Bob and family as well as Anna’s siblings.
We had minimal contact as adults as we live in Alberta but fun at the O’Donell home when we were in our teens visiting. I’m sure such a vivacious person will be missed!

Sincerely. Stan and Joni

cheryl walker mclaughlin
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
so sorry to hear of annas passing. i remember as a teen growing up in the miramichi and the great times together. although its been many years i always remember her laugh and happy smile

Dawn Bell
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
Dear Bob and family. So sorry to read of Anna's passing. She was such a lovely lady who I've known for years. May she rest in peace.

Allan &Joan Mackenzie
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
Our sympathies to your family! Anna was a special friend and class mate! Such a shock RIP Anna!

Terri Cormier
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
Bob and Anna's Beloved,

I am so sorry to hear this news and you will be in my thoughts in coming days as I fondly remember her. Anna and I shared many a lunch, laugh and a wine over time back in the days of the MRTA and the CBDC, and it was always a pleasure to run into you both since then. No more words, just hugs. There was only one Anna :) ; she will be missed. Wishing you strength and peace.

Terri Cormier

Eugene Rolfe and Marjorie Cassidy
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
Anna was a treasure and a force for happiness. She gave so much to the plight of refugees that made them, and her, part of our family. She demanded so much that we give what was good and the best in all of us. To Bob and her wider family, please accept our sincere condolences and prayers at this tragic loss...which we share with you. Our hearts are with you.

Colleen dickson
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
Sad to hear about Anna...a sweet kind gentle.person. Colleen Dickson and girls.

Ann McCosh
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
Bob and Family
My sincere sympathy as you mourn Anna.
I did not know her for a long time but admired her style.
Anna was open and welcoming to all.
She was a dedicated volunteer and gave a great deal of time and talent.
I am glad to have known Anna.

Ann McCosh

ian and cheryl graham
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
Dear Bob, Cheryl and O'donnel Fam...we are sooo sorry about dear Anna..Please accept our deepest prayers and sympathies. Anna was a wonderful lady and certainly will be missed.
Take care and God Bless...hugs Ian and Cheryl

Earle Jessie Divckson
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
Deepest condolences Bob and extended family,so sad to hear off Anna passing away,Anna was a beautiful kind lady whom I met through Debbie,rest in peace Anna.

Bill Walls Sr.
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
To Bob MacDonald and Family

My deep and sincere sympathy on Anna's passing. I had the
pleasure of working with her on Rotary and other community
projects and enjoyed her friendly and supportive attitude to
whatever project we were engaged in. May God bless.

Bill Walls Sr.

Cheryl (Sweezey) & Raymond
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
Dear Bob & Family,

I was shocked to hear the news of Anna's passing. We are so sorry to hear about this. Raymond and I always enjoyed our chats with Anna during any family gatherings over the years. She aways had a smile and a good laugh!

To help you and your family through this difficult time, God is with you every step of the way. Philippians 4:13 & 1Peter 5:7

Love Cheryl & Raymond 💜

Tim Hoban
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
Bob and family, quite a shock, wasn’t aware of Anna being sick. She worked with me at MRTA and was a very dedicated personable lady. Our sincerest condolences and sympathy to you and your family. Tim and Betty Hoban.

Betty MacInnis
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
Extremely saddened by Anna’s untimely passing! She was a great worker in our
church.A joy to be around.
Our sincere condolences! Milt& Betty macInnis

Diane Baker
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
My deepest sympathies in the passing of Anna she will be missed by all who knew her.

Linda Murdock
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
Dear Bob and Family,
I am so very saddened and sorry to hear of Anna’s passing. I will always remember her as a kind and regal lady who always spoke so affectionately of her loving family. Our most sincere condolences to you and yours. Linda and Forrest Murdock

Vina (Johnson) Moses
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
Bob, Anna's family & Friends: A part of my childhood and teen years was shaped by my friendship with Anna. She was a strong and beautiful teen who helped me get through a new school experience. She was the catalyst through which I met and loved my hubby for 56 years before his death. Gerald always said that Betty was the friendly one, Anna was the pretty one and I was the smart one of the three Chatham girls who went to Harkins. Anna was an integral part of the Harkins Class of '64 Reunion Committee and will be so missed this June at our 55th Reunion. She was my sister from another mother. So sad to know her husband and family will not have this special lady in their lives but I know they will have many memories to look back on as we all do. RIP Anna.

Geraldine Richard
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Annas passing.My sympathies goes out to all the family. We will all remember her with such joyful thoughts. My prayers are for all of you.

Lorraine O'DONNELL Laing
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT ANNA, BETTY. WE SEEM TO BE AT THE TOP OF THE LADDER NOW. HOPE EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY IS WELL. CANCER HAS TAKEN TOO MANY OF OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. I HAVE BEATEN BOTH BREAST AND COLON CANCER PLUS HAD BOTH KNEES REPLACED. MUCH MORE AND I WILL BE BONIC! HOPE TO GET TO CHATHAM ONCE MORE BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.
ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND THE REST OF THE O'DONNELLS!


Irva Gilliss-MacLeod
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
Byron, Betty, Irene and Kathy, I am saddened to read of Anna’s passing. Please know that my thoughts are with you. Sincerely Irva.

Marjorie and Bill MacDonald
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
With our sympathy to Bob and Cheryl and other members of Anna's family.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming days.
Sincerely, Marjorie and Bill MacDonald.

Juďý and Jean-Pierre Arnold
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
We are saddened to hear of Anna's passing, Bob. She was a gracious lady and was loved by all who knew her. Our condolences to you and the family. May she rest in peace

Claire Fracker
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
Betty and Ed and families, I am so sorry to hear of Anna’s passing. May God comfort each of you in your loss. Treasure the memories. With deepest sympathy.

Claire Fracker

Jack & Brenda Walsh
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
Just read of the passing of Anna. Our condolences to the family.

Anne MacDonald
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
My sincere condolences to Bob, Cheryl and all of Anna's family on her death. My daughter Sarah and I enjoyed a lovely week in Italy with
Anna and Bob some years ago. She was a vibrant and kind lady.

Cindy & Guy
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
We are very sorry to hear this sad news.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Anna’s family and many friends.
Cindy & Guy
Dalhousie

Donna / Fred Thorburn
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
We are thinking of fond childhood memories. Our condolences to all.

David Cadogan
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
Michelle and I have great admiration and affection for Anna and Bob. Bob and their families have our deep, sincere condolences. She was so kind, generous, fun and such a giving citizen. A bright light in our community is gone.

Nora (Daley) Pond
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
Our deepest Sympathy. We remember Anna so fondly.

Nora and Steve Pond

Bud & Phyllis Jardine, Wolfville NS
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
Great memories Bob - of you, Anna and children as neighbours and friends on Toronto Dr., and continuing anew as we all settled back into civilian street on the Miramichi.

Anna had an infectious joie-de-vivre, and was driven to serve her family, friends and community, and which she did so well in her many roles in life.
We are confident those happy times and memories will help sustain you and extended family now in your time of mourning.

Pat mackenney
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
So very sorry to hear Bob, Anna was a very special person, always a smile.

Sharon and Jim D’Arcy
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
Jim and I were saddened to hear of my cousin, Anna’s passing. We are keeping you all in our hearts.
Sincerely
Jim and Sharon D’Darcy (nee Sweezey).

Kirk, Marsha, and Janessa Sweezey
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
Bob and Family:

So very sorry to learn of Anna's death. We so appreciated her visits with Mom while she was in the hospital this past fall. Our sincere condolences during this difficult time.

In sympathy,

Kirk, Marsha, and Janessa

Richard MacKnight
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
Bob and Family
So sad to hear of Annas passing. I enjoyed the short time that I got to know her and will miss her laugh and energy. She was a dear friend to both my mother and Brian and I am grateful they had to opportunity to have had her in their lives.

Mary (Hogan) Glynn
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
So shocked and saddened that this has happened. Anna was a special friend. Condolences to Bob and Family and the O'Donnell Family. Our heartfelt sympathies to you all. God Bless..Mary and John

Mark and Susan Brennan
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
Dear Bob, Cheryl and Family,
We were so saddened to hear of Anna's passing. Please know we are thinking of you and send our sincere condolences.
Mark and Sue

Stacie Geraghty
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
Thinking of you and your family and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Anna. So sorry for your loss.

Audrey MacDonald
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
Dear Bob,I will always cherish my Memories of Anna,She was a wonderful Person.I enjoyed the special times we shared whenever you and Anna came to Ripley.Thinking of you and your Family.Hugs!

Larry and Betsy Wood
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
Please accept our must sincere condolences on Anna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Anna will most certainly be missed by all he knew her.

Jim and Peggy Moar
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
Dear Bob and Cheryl,
Jim and I are thinking of both of you, the grandchildren, and Anna’s family at this sad and difficult time. We are heartsick with you and wish we could express condolences in person and attend the service celebrating her life. You haven’t been far from our thoughts these long months, and are certainly in our prayers.
With loving thoughts, Jim and Peggy

Russell Bennett
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
Our heartfelt condolences to you Bob and to all of Anna's family. Anna will long be remembered by all who knew her. PLease know that you and all the family are in our thoughts at this sad time.

Love Myrna and Russ

Elizabeth & Wayne Mullin
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you Bob along with your family. Although we have only known Anna for a short time she has enriched our lives and for that, we are grateful. She was a wonderful person and friend and we will miss her terribly.
Sincerely,
Elizabeth & Wayne Mullin

Trudy (Gorman) Walsh
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
I wish to extend my sincere condolences to Bob and Family as well as all of Anna's siblings, whom I have always admired over the years. Anna was a dedicated and valued member of our community, always friendly and willing to lend a helping hand. Her most gracious presence, wherever she was, will truly be missed.

May your treasured memories bring you comfort at this time.

Best Regards, Trudy (Gorman) Walsh

Kelly (Brown) Murray
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
Bob and family
I am so saddened to hear of Anna's passing. She was such a kind person who contributed much to her community.
My deepest sympathy goes to the family
I pray God will grant you peace and comfort.
Kelly

Jeanne Breau
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
Dear Bob and Family,
Thinking of you and your family at this very sad time.
I was so pleased to have had a lovely phone chat with Anna before I left.
So sorry I am unable to be there tomorrow, but will be thinking of you and dear Anna.
Many fine memories will maintain the heart.
My heartfelt sympathy.
Jeanne Breau.

Laura and John MacLean
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
Dear Mr. MacDonald, Cheryl, Gary, Matthew and James, Rob and Alexandra,

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

Love Laura and John MacLean and family.
Houston, Texas

Cheryl Cormier
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
Dear Bob (and family). I extend y heartfelt sympathy on your loss. Anna holds a special place in my thoughts, having gotten to know you both so long ago and holding many treasured memories of meaningful conversation and laughs and of house/dog-sitting (Tila) for you both many years ago. Her heart was huge and her caring for the greater good, an inspiration to be around. May God bless you Bob and your family at this time. Thinking of you.

Ann B Rendell
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
Sending my sincere sympathy, Bob and family. I was quite shocked to hear of Anna's passing. She has been particularly kind to me during the last five years and that will not be soon forgotten. Rest in Peace, Anna.

Debbie & Don Benson
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
Bob and family,
We were saddened to hear of Anna’s passing. She was such a loving and giving person. She gave willingly of her time to the community .I will always remember her welcoming smile. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Debbie & Don Benson

Harold and Frances Hull
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
To Bob & Family,

Please accept our deepest condolences. Anna was truly one of a kind and she will be grately missed by many. We are thinking of you during this time of sorrow and are sending our love.

Love,

Fran, Harold, Gail, and Grant ❤️

Jim Seel
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
Bob, I was very sorry to hear of your loss of Anna, I know no words from me can soften the sorrow you are feeling. My condolences to you and your family, Irene and Dave.

Elizabeth Jardine-Sardin
   Posted Sat March 16, 2019
Loving and Sincere Condolences Bob, and all the families, still cannot believe it. Love you all, our lives, and the beach will never be the same. Gone but, never forgotten.
Betty, Joff, Shawn and Bobby, Frank and Gloria

Verna Harris
   Posted Sat March 16, 2019
Dear Bob,
I was saddened to hear of Anna’s sudden passing.
My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this difficult time.8

Sandra & John McKay
   Posted Mon March 18, 2019
Dear Bob and family, we have just learned of Anna's passing and we are sincerely sorry for your loss.

She welcomed us always, with a warm friendship.

Anna was a beautiful and loving person with a friendly smile and kind words. She will be missed greatly in our community and by all who knew and loved her. Our condolences to you and your family at this very sad time. God Bless you all and give you peace and comfort.

Sandra & John McKay

Don Lynch, Pauline Lynch, Patricia Broemeling Lynch, Lee Lynch
   Posted Mon March 18, 2019
Deepest Condolences...
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time...
May your faith sustain you in your deep sorrow...
Sincerely...
Don, Pauline, Patricia and Lee...
The family of the late Gordon and Shirley (Gilliss) Lynch...

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