Lois Elizabeth MacDonald (Hawes)

January 7, 1932 – November 23, 2014


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister, and grandmother, Lois Elizabeth Macdonald. She was born in Kimberley, BC, but spent her childhood years in Nova Scotia and then Nelson. She married Doug and settled in Kimberley before returning to Nelson twenty years ago.

Lois was a strong and independent woman but also friendly and gracious to all. She was a very talented quilter and seamstress, and her home is full of her beautiful quilts, cross- stitch and needlepoint. Every Tuesday you would find her at Balfour with her quilting group. She enjoyed travelling, cross-country skiing, gardening, camping and kayaking. Above all else she loved time spent with her family.

She is survived, and will be deeply missed, by her daughters Karen (Linda), Gail (Gary), grandchildren Joe (Lisa), Toni, Lucas (Liz), Tara, Troy (Krysty), Leia, and great grandchildren Cole, Eli, Reid, and Alexis, and sister and best friend Dorothy. Also her long time faithful dog Mollie.

We are ever grateful for the compassionate care provided by Lonnie and Yvonne of the Nelson Hospice Society and the companionship provided by Sherri.

A private gathering of family to celebrate her rich life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the BC SPCA, PO Box 66, Nelson V1L 5P7 or the Nelson Hospice Society, Box 194, Nelson V1L 5P9.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.


Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

Kahlil Gibran