Kaye Macdonald

Kaye Macdonald

Alberta Kathleen 'Kaye' Macdonald, of Wiarton, passed away at Gateway Haven LTC in Wiarton, Ontario, on February 26, 2024, in her 97th year.

Born in Berkley, Ontario, on May 24, 1927 to the late George and Mabel (nee Summers) Whitney. Kaye spent much of her married life in Sault Ste. Marie where she and John raised their family. She especially enjoyed time at their cottage on McCarrel Lake where she spent her summers until she was 91. On John’s retirement they moved to Hanover to be closer to family. In more recent years, she took up golfing, and enjoyed spending time on various courses with friends. She also enjoyed knitting, colouring or doing word search.  She could also often be found watching her favourite sports and teams on TV. Often her favourite sports teams were those of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She attended many games and cheered them on whenever she could. Kaye was a long time, dedicated member of Grace United Church in Hanover, where she enjoyed the fellowship of her church community. She will be missed.

Loved mother of Lynda (Doug) Legge of Chesley and Gary Macdonald of Victoria, B.C. Proud 'Gramma' of Aaron (Meghan) Legge of Chesley, Bethany (Lee) McMullen of Harriston, and Cory (Courtney) Legge of Listowel, Gregory (Colena Graham) and  Bradley (Divina) Macdonald, both  of Victoria, B.C. and Crystal Macdonald of Brampton and great grandmother ('GGMac") to Brady, Emma, Asher, Sophie, Noah, Isabela, Yazmina,and Kaiya. Fondly remembered by her sister Georgina Williams of Toronto. Predeceased by her husband John 'Jack' Macdonald (1990), son Brian Macdonald, brothers Harold and Don Whitney, sister-in-law Winnie Whitney and bother-in-law Eric Williams.

Cremation has taken place.  A public visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on March 2, 2024, from 10 am until 10:45 am, where a Memorial Celebration of Life will follow at 11 am. Pastor Jenn Brown officiating. Spring Interment Markdale Cemetery.

For those unable to attend, the memorial service will be live streamed directly on the obituary page on our website, and through the Mighton Funeral Home YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/@MightonFuneralHomeLtd The live stream will start approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the service - at that time, please look for the live video post on the obituary page on our website or the Funeral Home YouTube Channel to join the service.  For people unable to join at the time of the service, the live stream video will remain posted and available for viewing afterwards.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce https://greybruce.cmha.ca/  or Grace United Church Hanover https://graceunitedhanover.weebly.com/  would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. 

VIDEO: Memorial Service Live Stream - Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 11 am


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Public Condolences

To Lynda, Doug and family. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother, grandmother & great grandmother. Family was very important to her. There were pretty special memories made at the cottage and at the farm. Thinking of you at this time.

- Tom & Karen Sweiger
March 6, 2024

Although it has been years, we have fond memories of partying together for Gary's 50th in Burnaby,B.C.

Herb & I want to express our deepest condolences to the family & friends.

- Karen Joyce Goucher
March 2, 2024

My deepest sympathies to Lynda, Doug and family, Gary and families, and Georgenia and other relatives and friends that knew Kaye. She was a lovely person, and I remember our family connections with fondness.
Peace and blessings to you at this difficult time. Love, Pearl

- Pearl Bumstead
February 29, 2024

Please know that we are thinking of your family during this very sad time. We send our sincere condolences to your family. I know you will have many special memories that you will treasure forever! Janice and Todd

- Janice Sweiger
February 28, 2024

Lynda and Doug, Gary and families our sincere condolences on the passing of such a loving mom, grandmother and sister. She has been a dear friend ,and we always looked forward to our visits both in her home and especially McCarrel Lake.
You have beautiful memories to hold onto forever. She will be missed .
Isabel and Ron Chapman. Sault Ste.Marie

- Isabel and Ron Chapman
February 28, 2024

Many good memories of Kaye, John and family will remain with us. Our deepest sympathy ……from Isabel and Art Jefferey and Lois Long.

- Isabel Jefferey
February 28, 2024

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