Annie Luella (Nesbitt) McDonald
Come to the Silence
And God said: Come to the Silence, Life is so loud,
And your soul needs a break from the clock and the crowd.
Come to the silence and let my love start
To heal all life’s hurts and to comfort your heart.
Come to the silence, be calm and be still,
Just rest in my arms ~ for today, that’s my will.
Come to the silence in search of my peace .
Gently your doubts and your fears will all cease.
Come to the silence… here take my hand.
Have you forgotten that I understand?
Annie Luella Nesbitt was born the first daughter, to Percy & Annie Nesbitt on March 14, 1917, in Blackstock, P.C.,
Durham, County, Ontario. She was joined by 7 brothers and 4 sisters. She married Floyd McDonald in 1940 and after working & living in mining communities in Northern Manitoba, moved to Kimberley in the mid-forties. She was employed for many years at the Rapido Laundry, Mary’s Kitchen and the laundry at the old hospital.
She & Floyd lived on Rotary Drive where their home was her castle and her backyard, her world. It was home to
many birds & Lue knew each of their ‘hellos’. Her biggest challenge was keeping peace between the birds and the
squirrels that visited daily to take treats from her hands.
She was the ‘supporting neighbour’ for all the children close by. After Floyd passed on and when she could no longer keep the grounds and home up to her standards, she moved into Garden View Lodge and enjoyed the facilities and friends she made there. Cominco Gardens
was a close substitute for her former home. In July of this year Luella moved into the Pines and it was here that she passed away, loved by many, on December 5, 2016, 3 months short of celebrating her 100th birthday.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband Floyd, many siblings & family members & friends. She will be loved and remembered by all who knew her.
In keeping with her wishes, to make a quiet exit, there will be no service.
Dear Lue, may you feel the gentle blessings of God’s Love, the soothing comfort of God’s peace and the reassuring warmth of knowing that others keep you close in thought.