Marion Bell MacRae Obituary

Date of Birth:

Saturday, April 30th, 1921

Date of Death:

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Funeral Home:

Munro & Morris Funeral Homes
114 Main St. South
Alexandria, Ontario, CANADA
K0C 1A0


Peacefully at Glengarry Memorial Hospital, Alexandria, Ontario on Monday, August 11, 2008. Marion Bell MacRae of Maxville, formerly of Toronto; age 87 years. Beloved daughter of the late John D. MacRae (MP for Glengarry 1935-1940) and the late Hazel MacRae (nee Carlyle). Loving sister of Kenneth MacRae (Inez) of Maxville and the late Carlyle MacRae. Dear aunt of Morgan MacRae (Gerardine) of Calgary, AB, Glenn MacRae (Lisa) of Victoria, BC and Allan MacRae (Kimberly) of Hayward, California. Marion graduated from the Ontario College of Art and completed a postgraduate degree at the University of Illinois. She spent many happy years teaching the History of Design at the Ontario College of Art; lecturing on architectural history; consulting on both the restoration of Upper Canada Village and Dundurn Castle; and wrote three books on the history of architecture in Ontario for which she was awarded a Governor Generals Literary Award (1975), a Lieutenant Governors Award (1998), and her investiture as a Member of the Order of Canada (1982). Relatives and friends may call at the Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 20 Main St., Maxville (613) 527-2898 on Sunday, August 17, 2008 from 12(noon) until 2 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the Munro & Morris Funeral Home on Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 2 pm. Interment will follow in Maxville Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy Memorial Donations to the Maxville Manor Foundation, the Alzheimers Society or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. As a Memorial to Marion a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows - memories live.

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