MacDonald, Mary “Marie”

October 29, 1926 – August 19, 2023
at the age of 96 years:

On Saturday morning of August 19, 2023, Marie (Mary) McDonald passed away peacefully with family by her side at Hillside Village, Salmon Arm, BC. Marie was born October 29, 1926, in Hodgson, Manitoba and named Mary Szkwarok which later was changed to Swark. She was one of eight children.

She was predeceased by her parents, Annie and Stanley, her brothers, Joe, Roy, Frank and sister Tess and her husband, Alex MacDonald. She is survived by her sisters, Nell and Lil and brother Johnny (Lorraine), her daughter Dawn Scott (Russ), stepdaughters Bonni-Jean (Don), Alexandria (Bill), Beulah (Jeff) and Hughena (Bob), three grandsons, Mason (Afrooz), Wesley (Rina) and Hardie Schmitt, four great grandchildren, Lydia, Eli, Saya and Kai and many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

Marie lived most her life in Campbell River, BC, working as a dispatcher. She also enjoyed gardening, dancing and playing bingo as well as volunteering in the ladies’ auxiliary in the Legion and Eagles. She moved to Salmon Arm in 2018 and her last five years were enjoyed with drives, shopping and walks with her daughter, get togethers with close family members and having the comraderies of residents and staff in Hillside Village.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hillside Village for their wonderful care of our mom. 


  1. I had the pleasure of knowing Marie for several years providing housekeeping services every Friday for her. She was such a kind and generous soul. She loved her geraniums on her deck and loved to read her many newspapers, and of course was so happy when she was expecting visitors. Such a wonderful lady with a very kind heart. My condolences to her family.
    Shelley Sinclair

  2. Aunty Marie, you will be missed. This is a quote from some of the lyrics I wrote and sang at my Dad’s service. (Roy). I know he would want me to share it with you.

    “May your angel wings carry you swift. We thank you for your love, your greatest gift. Your heart and your soul are now at rest, we wish you God speed and May God Bless”

    Sent with love in our hearts.


  3. My condolences and thoughts are with you all.

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