DONALD, Jean Elizabeth (nee Briggs) Jean Donald, our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away in Ottawa on December 24, 2004 after a long and very happy life. Born in Owen Sound, Ontario in 1910, Jean was the widow of Robert Stuart Donald of Owen Sound, cherished mother of Catherine Clark (Ainslie) of Ottawa, Ellen Monaghan (Bill) of Millarville, Alberta and Robert Donald (Judy) of Austin, Texas, beloved grandmother of MJ McLean (Stephen) of Yellowknife, Drew Clark of Ottawa, Leith and Kip Monaghan of Millarville and great-grandmother of Victoria and Justin. Joyful in her strong faith, Mom honoured "Be doers of the word and not hearers only" (James 1:22). She was always the quiet, tireless volunteer in the background, a pillar of gentle strength for many people. Her lifelong contributions were recognized with a Lifetime Membership in the United Church Women of Canada. A true lady, Mom's greatest passion was for her family and we shall deeply miss her. A celebration of Jean's life will be held at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. December 29, 2004. Interment will follow at a later date at Rideau Memorial Gardens, Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec. In lieu of flowers, friends who so wish may make a donation to The Ottawa Mission or to the Stephen Lewis Foundation for AIDS Africa (www.stephenlewisfoundation.org). "This is the day which the Lord hath made: we rejoice and be glad in it" (Psalm 118:24). Published in the Ottawa Citizen from 12/27/2004 - 12/28/2004.