6 January, 1927 – 11 February, 2020
Annie McDonald – Born January 6, 1927 and passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on February 11, 2020 at the age of 93 years. She is survived by her children Jennifer David (Charles), Martha Mitchell and Jerome McDonald (Sandra Benedict) and her chosen daughter Charlotte Cook, two step-daughters Diane and Gail McDonald, by one brother Abraham Caldwell, by godsons Jonathan Caldwell and Randy Day. By her grandchildren Fred, Ange, Tracey, Chris, Robert, Carter, Jody, Kory, Patty, Leigh-Ann, Raun, Issac and Adam. Great-grandchildren Christopher, Zada, Krystian, Kamryn, Brady, Briley, Jordy, Toryn, Kasey, Kayle, Alexia, Charles, Agnes and Henry. Two great-great-grandchildren Hayden and Vayla and by many nieces and nephews. Annie was an Honourary Member of Hogansburg Senior Centre and Tri-District Elders. A communicant of St. Regis Catholic Church and the Kateri Tekakwitha Pilgrimages. She worked in the General Electric factory and a purse factory in Syracuse, New York. Also worked as a Teacher Aide for fifteen years with the Akwesasne Mohawk School where she retired at 60 years of age. She enjoyed knitting, quilting, crocheting, sewing, playing bingo and loved playing Ace to King. She loved watching lacrosse, especially when her grandson’s played. A big fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, she loved Sidney Crosby. She also enjoyed travelling and shopping. She made the best carrot cake. Annie is predeceased by her husband Jerome McDonald Sr., her parents Paul and Katie Caldwell, two daughters, Gloria J. Thompson and Hilda K. Swamp, two brothers Michael and James Caldwell, by her sister Agnes Boots and by two great grandsons Trey and Raun Jr. Resting at Homemakers, Snye on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 12 noon. Mass of Christian Funeral will be celebrated in St. Regis Catholic Church on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10:30 am. Cremation to follow.In lieu of flowers you may donate to the Iakhihsohtha Lodge or Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department. Messages of Condolence may be left at www.lahaiesullivan.ca
- Visitation Friday, 14 February , 2020
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 15 February , 2020
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February 15, 2020
Aunt Annie was a kind person and made a huge impact on so many people's lives. She was a caring person who will always be in our hearts.
Never had anything bad to say about me.
Not to my knowledge.
In fact, Annie was a remarkably talented person who made crafts, such as crocheting, and quilts and baking her famous carrot cakes who told me that she makes the best and no one could outdo her cakes. I believe her, too. It was delicious! Annie was passionate about our language and spiritual culture. Niawen for being part of our lives. We are all going to miss you!
Eternally grateful to have you for an aunt! Love You Always! -Sue
February 12, 2020
My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Annie, I am saddened to hear of her passing. I wanted to let you know that she was such a beautiful person and fun to visit. When my mother first moved into the lodge, as we ventured throughout the halls to see who was there, Annie was in her room and invited us in to visit. She spoke to my mom about what a wonderful place it was and if there was any time that she wanted to 'hang out', she was welcomed into her room. She did complain about them drying her clothes and would rather have them hung up outside...because they shrank in the dryer. Annie always smiled and waved and had time for a quick chat, when I visited my mom. I will always be grateful to Annie for her help in helping my mom get comfortable in her new home, and helping me feel assured that mom was surrounded by friends. Rest in Love, Annie.
February 12, 2020
February 12, 2020