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Mable Alice Donaldson

March 16, 1933 - April 10, 2010


Mable Alice Donaldson (nee McDowell) passed away after a brief illness in Kootenay Lake District Hospital, surrounded by her family. Mable was born in Barrhead Alberta March 16th, 1933. She grew up on the family farm, and attended school in Delburne Alberta. Mable left Delburne in 1954, and moved to Nelson, and worked at the Nelson Clinic. In 1955 Mable met, and married Stan Donaldson. They were fortunate to celebrate their 55th Wedding Anniversary on March 31st, 2010. Mable and Stan had four children, Lynne (James) Burch, Kelly (deceased), Dale (Michelle) Donaldson, and Rick (Shari) Donaldson. Mable was blessed with seven grandchildren, Kelly (Angie) Burch, David (Veronica) Burch, Kristen Donaldson, Alexander Donaldson, Casey Donaldson, Kaitlyn Donaldson, and Courtney Donaldson. Mable also had five great grand Children, Briana Burch, Raya Burch, Mya Burch, Aiden Burch, and Leia Burch. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Mable was fortunate to have a great seventy-seven years, and although it seems too short, she said “you can’t complain about what you didn’t have”. She was able to say goodbye to her family, and numerous friends, one day seeing over a hundred visitors, as they streamed in to say their farewells. Rev. David Boyd and Skype provided her final church service and she treasured that time to say goodbye to her “family” at Nelson United Church. Mable was a long time Nelson volunteer with Meals On Wheels, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, and many groups within the United Church. Mable and Stan continued to square dance for over fifty years and developed several lifelong friends along the way. Those that knew Mable will attest to her indelible spirit, kindness, loyalty, compassion, and love for all those she met. Mable enjoyed travel in her retirement, and was able to visit several places throughout the world. It was her family, friends, and strong spiritual beliefs that provided her with the greatest joy of her life and until the end provided the comfort she needed. The Family appreciates the outpouring of support and kind words throughout Mable’s illness from the community she loved. Mable was predeceased by her parents Dorothy and James McDowell, sisters Lois McDowell, Delores Robertson, Shirley Hamilton, and son Kelly Donaldson.
A celebration of Mable’s life will be held 11:00 am Friday, April 16, 2010 at
The Nelson United Church, 602 Silica Street, Nelson, BC with Rev. David Boyd officiating.
As an expression of sympathy, family and friends may make donations in Mable’s memory, to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, #3 View Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4M1
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. on-line condolences may be express at www.thompsonfs.ca


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Peter Howie
Relation: Friend

Dale< I would just like to offer my condolences for your lose. My dad attends the United church and spoke very highly of the contributions that your mom made. He says she will be sadly missed and he hopes your dad can get through the next few days with his thoughts and prayers. Dale I lost my mother five years ago and there is not a day goes by that I don't think about her. I do feel that when we leave this earth we go to a better place. I hope you will be able to find some comfort in knowing she is in a better place, the pain just hurts. God bless.

From: jo
Relation: friend


From: Beverley Higgins
Relation: Old Time Nelson friends

Dear Stan and family:Ian and I wish to express how sorry we are to hear of Mable’s passing. You are in our thoughts often. Sincerely Ian and Bev. Higgins

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Date & Time:
April 16, 2010
Beginning at 11:00am

Nelson United Church
602 Silica Street
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602 Silica Street
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