Mary McDonald
Mary McDonald

Obituary of Mary Jane McDonald

September 4, 1928 – Toronto, Ontario

July 20, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


Jane McDonald of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at the age of 93 years.


Jane was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Pearl and Joseph Thornton.  She worked in advertising, where she met Clyde McDonald, whom she married in 1958. Jane and Clyde lived in North York and later Cambridge, Ontario. Jane moved to Calgary in 2010.


She loved entertaining in her home, gardening, and travel. She volunteered for several organizations throughout her life. She was always busy. Jane had a passion for animals, particularly dogs, cats, and horses.  She took up horse riding at age forty, and continued into her seventies. She will be most remembered for her sense of humour and character. She was a kind and supportive mother and friend.


Jane is survived by her daughter Patricia, her son Christopher, and her stepdaughter Judith. Jane is also survived by her granddaughter Maidoly, and great-grandchildren, Mavis and Lucas.


In living memory of Jane, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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