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Lillian Evelyn McDonald, 80, of 941 Banta Blvd., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 12, 2004.

She was born March 24, 1924 in Brantford, Ont. to the late Arthur and Ida Hodson.

Throughout her life, Lillian focused her energy on providing a comfortable home for her family. She excelled at her chosen hobbies of sewing, crocheting, and knitting. Many of her creations now will be cherished heirlooms.

Cooking and gardening also provided Lillian with many hours of enjoyment. She was renowned among her family and friends for her spectacular flower gardens.

She was predeceased by one brother, Lorne Hodson; and two sisters, Betty and Vivian.

Lillian is survived by her husband, Rod McDonald of Fort Frances, Ont.; one daughter, Diane and husband, Garry Demchuk, of Atikokan, Ont.; one son, Cal McDonald and wife, Nancy, of Sudbury, Ont.; three grandchildren, Mark and wife, Rachel Skinner, Kimberly and husband, Kirt Pfeifer, and Danny McDonald; and three great-grandchildren, Josh and Matthew Skinner, and Kendra Pfeifer.

She also is survived by three sisters, Doreen and husband, Mike Kanatski, of Dryden, Ont., Marie and husband, Melvin Stone, of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Elaine and husband, Louie Peters, of Vermilion Bay, Ont.; and many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. A small memorial service was held Sunday, May 16, 2004 in Fort Frances.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, P.O. Box 920 Frenette Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3N4.