McDonald, Clara Ellen (nee: Saigeon)
It is with great sadness the family of Clara McDonald announce her passing in Edmonton on October 30, 2020 at the age of 75 after a brief illness.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Beverly Heebner-Orobko (Jim Orobko); grandchildren, Stephanie (Sean) Harrington, Kevin (Ashley) Heebner; great-grandchildren, Sarah and Allison Harrington, Izabella, Behr and Georgia Heebner; brother-in-law, Brian Herde; nephew, Bradley (Lorraine) Shilton; niece, Marsha Herde; and great-nieces and nephews: Helayna Shiner, Steven Shilton and Amanda Shilton.
Clara was predeceased by her husband, David John McDonald; parents, Orlon and Frieda Saigeon; sister, Carol Francis Herde; and son-in-law, Gary Heebner.
Clara was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where she met Dave while he was based in Moose Jaw with the Airforce. They met and were engaged within 6 months in December of 1963. She sold real estate for most of her working life and was very well known in the community as the best.
Clara’s family was always number one in her life. She had recently decided to make the move to St. Albert to be closer to her family as they were her number one priority. She was a private person but her kindness and warmth was always well known with the ones she loved.
A Public Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 7-9 p.m.at Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane, Moose Jaw, SK. A Public Graveside Service will take place on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:00 at Rosedale Cemetery, 1804 Caribou Street West, Moose Jaw, SK.
Memorial donations in memory of Clara may be made to the Autism Society of Edmonton Area, 11720 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0X5.
To send condolences, please visit www.connelly-mckinley.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550.