Author Topic: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald  (Read 357 times)

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Re: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 26 May 20 16:28 BST (UK) »
Found a short obit saying that he died on Dec 29 1973 in Winnipeg.  Certainly him...says he was head gardener at Skinner Nurseries for several years.  Funeral services from Kildonan Presbyterian Church on Jan 2. 

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Re: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 26 May 20 16:31 BST (UK) »
1963 Voters' List has Hector as park supervisor living in Assiniboine Park, with wife Minnie.

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Re: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 26 May 20 16:31 BST (UK) »
Here is the obit from the Winnipeg Free Press Jan 1 1974

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Re: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 26 May 20 16:33 BST (UK) »
Interesting Eileen... I wonder if he was married twice??

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Re: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 26 May 20 16:38 BST (UK) »
Minnie MacDonald, wife of Hector MacDonald died on Jan 2 1971 in Winnipeg.  Funeral at Old Kildonan Church.  Interment Kildonan Cemetery.

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Re: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 26 May 20 16:39 BST (UK) »
So - between 1971 and Dec 1973, Hector married Winnifred (Freddie). 

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Re: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 26 May 20 16:46 BST (UK) »
I think it's a different Hector with Freda, as I find them together in the 1960s -- he is a caretaker.  I'm trying to find Hector in the voters' lists in 1972.

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Re: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 26 May 20 16:53 BST (UK) »
The 1963 voters list you found is certainly him - in Assiniboine park.  Wife Minnie (probably Williamina?)

Minnie died in 1971, but his obit from Jan 1974 says his wife is Winnifred (Freddie).   

Would be great if you could find him in 1972 - to see if he has a wife with him :).  He should be in Winnipeg. 

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Re: Williamina Thorburn Mair and Hector McDonald
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 26 May 20 17:00 BST (UK) »
FIND A GRAVE

Hector (1896 - 1986) and Fredda Sonnenberg McDonald (1901 - 1996)

   
Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
PLOT   Good Shepherd Gardens.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/202147327

Freda Sonnenberg McDonald

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/201249026/freda-mcdonald

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