Vivian (Cochrane) McDonald, G.B.

Obituary of Vivian Elizabeth (Cochrane) McDonald, G.B.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Vivian Elizabeth (Cochrane) McDonald, age 82 on Tuesday, Christmas Eve, December 24th, 2019 at home with her family by her side. Born in Dominion, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Smith) Bennett. Vivian was a member of St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay. In her youth, she was employed at the Cape Breton Hospital for a few years. Vivian was a very compassionate and loving lady. She not only dedicated her life to her children, but also to the many foster children that she took under her care and direction. Vivian didn’t have to talk about love, she lived it. Vivian is survived by her daughters, Margaret with whom she resided, Patricia (Glen), Jennifer (Vaughn), sons, Robert “Rob”, Blair (Trisha), and special sons, John and Fred Campbell. Also surviving are several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Besides her parents, Vivian was predeceased by her husband, Roland Cochrane, sons, Bernie Cochrane and Little Bernie, brother, Gordon Bennett and a sister, Irene Pratt. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 at 10 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church followed by interment in the parish cemetery. Fr. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Memorial donations in memory of Vivian may be made to your local St. Vincent DePaul Society, Red Cross or the Glace Bay Food Bank. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: Arrangements entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay.