Gertrude “Gertie” Catherine Macdonald (nee Cust), born February 27, 1914 passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 97 years on January 8, 2012 at the Youville Home in St. Albert. She leaves to mourn her children, Dorothy Quintal, Rita Bauman, Gerald (Donna) Macdonald, Ronald (Myra) Macdonald, Dennis (Janet) Macdonald, Suzie (Murray) Kulak, Ken (Dianna) Macdonald; son-in-law, George Rothweiler; and daughter-in-law, Edna MacDonald; along with 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
Gertie was predeceased by her husband, John (1973); son, Hugh (1992); daughter, Mary Rothweiler (2003); two infant children, Catherine and Dennis; sons-in-law, Hubert Quintal and Arthur Bauman; and great-grandchildren, Derek Bauman and Kristen Rothweiler.
She also leaves to mourn three sisters, Irma Stark, Mary Shoultz and Violet Chevalier; two brothers, Mike and Alfred Cust, along with their spouses and numerous friends and relatives.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Grey Nuns and staff of the Youville Home for their kindness, care and dedication. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Youville Home, 9 St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert, AB, T8N 1K1.
A Prayer Service will be held at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Albert Parish, 7 St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert, at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012.