Mrs J. V. McDonald

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MRS Jenifer Vanda McDonald, of Thames Road, Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. She was 74.

She was born in Edward Street, Grantham, in July 1937, the daughter of Percy and Dorothy Money. One of five children, she was the middle child and had three sisters and one brother. She lived in Grantham all her life.

She had five children, four sons and one daughter and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was married to Mac for 36 years but they had been together 53 years.

Mrs McDonald had worked for Kesteven Executive Council, (NHS) Finkin Street in 1954. She then went on to work at Coles Cranes and then Aveling Barford, once her children were all grown up. She worked as a dinner supervisor at St Anne’s School, The National School and St Sebastian’s School, Great Gonerby.

Mrs McDonald was a full-time foster mum.

She played the trumpet in the town band and she loved music, also playing the organ. She enjoyed shopping, going out to lunch, the theatre, watching all the tv soaps, reading, knitting and gardening.

The Rev Janet Rogers conducted the funeral service at St Anne’s Church, Harrowby Road, Grantham. Burial followed in Grantham cemetery.

Family mourners included: Kenneth McDonald, Marc McDonald, Troy McDonald, Tracy McDonald, Dean McDonald, Liz McDonald, David Swanson, Kara McDonald and Cole Blacow, Corrina Smith, Colin Winter, Sophia Winter, Manchester McDonald, Jason McDonald, Brandon Smith, Harry McDonald, Lily Staford, Jodie Staford, Chris McDonald, Sue Parr, Tom McDonald, Jenni McDonald, Millie McDonald, Mandy Whitmore, Sam Whitmore, Lauren McDonald and Mick Warman, Lisa McDonald, Jordan McDonald, Lacey McDonald, Logan McDonald, Amber Haith and Carol Haith, David Pike and Diana Ruscallo.

Other mourners included: Adrian Meads, Mr and Mrs Elvidge, Nip and Nev Claydon, Ian Money, Lee Claydon, Jodie Harrison, Jason and Toni Blakely, Mary Edwards, Buzz, Yan Lequellec and Maureen Malone, Stephanie and Jim Nealey, Patricia Pike, Graham and Karen Veasey, Mr Veasey, Chris Money, Georgina Perry, Mr G. Craft, Lee Edwards, Janet and Derek Watchorn, Mr and Mrs Day, Charles Smith, Chris Fixter, Mr Fielding, Mr and Mrs Birkett, Robin Birkett, Mr and Mrs H. Birkett, Margaret and Frank Linter, Mr and Mrs K. Church, Andrew Doughty, Christine Foster, Mr and Mrs C. Frew, Phil and Pauline Brasil, Charlotte Bradley, Beverley Toon, Margaret Geeson, Samantha and David Edwards, Christine Bonner, Bernard Bonner, Julie Gray, Mr and Mrs Veaser, Susan and Paul Bonsher, Mr and Mrs Blakey, Julie Kerr, Val McDonald, Phil McDonald, Margaret and Robert Soar, Stan and Rosa Matthews, Stephen Haith, and Tiffany Williams.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.

Donations were received for the British Legion and Cancer Research UK.