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Joyce McDonald

Joyce McDonald

On Monday afternoon Mom decided to attend a Currie Family Reunion. Barb has the backgammon board all warmed up, Eleanor has a glass and is saying you're all nuts. Bobo is sitting there with his pipe, beaming at his girls and Mannie is trying to tell them to act like Proper ladies. Dad came a little after five Tuesday morning and picked her up so that she could be the guest of honor. Joyce McDonald (nee Currie) was the widow of Lt. Col. James R. McDonald (deceased 1974) and predeceased by her parents William “Bobo” and Ruth “Mannie” (Best) Currie and her sisters Barbara Hurst and Eleanor Martin. She is survived by her children Ruthann (Orleigh) Lutz, Calgary; Nancy McDonald, Ottawa; Douglas McDonald (Joanne Hardwick), Summerside; Tammy (Scott) Whitley, Moses Lake, Washington State; by grandchildren Colin and Shell Ryan; Sean, Evan, Brendon, and Caitlin Doyle; Liam, Erin, Keri, and Leah McDonald; Kenna and Jody Whitley; two great-grandchildren Beau Ryan and Findley Sliepen; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was greatly loved by all and will be very sorely missed. Mom and Dad had a wonderful marriage and when he passed, it was a struggle for Mom to move on. She deeply missed her best friend, soul mate and the greatest love of her life. Their journey with the military was a grand adventure and they made many dear friends along the way. In keeping with her charitable beliefs, her remains have been donated to Dalhousie Medical Research. Resting at the Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, where funeral service will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at a later date in Kingston, N.S. Visiting hours Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. She requested no floral donations be made. Because Joyce loved all animals and fed many two and four footed creatures over the years, she expressed her wish and appreciation that any donations be directed to the P.E.I. Humane Society or the Prince County Hospital Foundation. www.moase.ca


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