Main PhotoLena passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Marshall Gowland Manor.  She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, John (Jack) MacDonald.  Lena was the dear mother of Brenda (Glen) Drouillard, Terry (Randy) Clarke, John (Theresa) MacDonald, Jackie (Doug) Lacey, and Dianna Donkers (James Coleman).  Lena was the adored grandma of eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Left to mourn are her siblings Lillian (Fred) Somes, Pauline (Lloyd) Stokes, Norma (Richard) Kettle, Ila Boshaw, Grant (Bonnie) Gatecliff and Kerry Hayden (Dave). She is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law Steven(Jeanne) MacDonald, Donald (Sue) MacDonald, Michael (Helen) MacDonald, Kaye (Doug) MacLean, Frances (Archie) MacDonald, William (Caroline) MacDonald, and Sally (Tom) Massel.  Lena was predeceased by her parents Robert and Lena Gatecliff and her step mother Alice Gatecliff.
Family and friends will be received on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 1464 Lecaron Ave, Sarnia on July 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer’s Society.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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