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Eva Jean Irene MacDonald

April 23, 1941 — June 1, 2023

Eva Jean Irene MacDonald (nee Swayze)

MacDonald, Eva Jean Irene (nee Swayze) – It is with breaking hearts that we confirm that Eva Jean died on Thursday, June 1 surrounded by love at Hospice Simcoe after a valiant fight with glioblastoma.  Beloved wife and best friend of Rory MacDonald for 57 years.  Loving mother of Douglas (Angela), of David, and of Jeannie Yantha.  Proud ”Nana” of Kaitlyn and Kristen MacDonald and of Logan Yantha.  Daughter of the late Arnold Swayze and the late Jean Swayze.  Sister of the late Margaret (Van Loon) and the late John, and aunt of Kirsten (Van Loon) Drew.  Long-time member of Central United Church; member of First Baptist Church.  Retired educator (Barrie Central Collegiate, Hillcrest Public School and Georgian College).  Dual member of McDonald Chapter (Tillsonburg – 60 years) and Bayview Chapter (Barrie) of the Order of the Eastern Star; Grand Representative of Oregon in Ontario (2019-2023).  A first visitation and an Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held at the Masonic Temple, 99 Morrow Road in Barrie from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23.  A second visitation at 12:30 p.m. followed by her Celebration of Life at 1:30 will be held at First Baptist Church, 550 Grove Street East in Barrie, on Sunday, June 25.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to First Baptist Church (Barrie), the RVH Cancer Centre, Hospice Simcoe, the Hospital for Sick Children Rheumatology Department, the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or the charitable organization of your choice are encouraged.  Cremation has taken place.

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Sunday, June 25, 2023

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