Willena MacQuarrie, New Waterford

Willena Cecilia MacQuarrie, New Waterford

1946 - 2024

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Obituary of Willena Cecilia MacQuarrie, New Waterford

The family of Willena Cecilia MacQuarrie are sad to announce her passing on February 5th, 2024. 

Willena had an early claim to fame being the first baby born in New Waterford in 1946. She was a daughter of Edward and Mae (MacKinnon) MacQuarrie. Willena remained in New Waterford through her youth and spent most of her adult life in Montreal with her sisters, Kaye and Sadie. Willena also lived in both Boston and Halifax. Willena moved back to New Waterford in 2009 with her sisters.

Willena was a Montreal sports fan, cheering for the Canadiens and her beloved Expos. She became a Blue Jays fan after the Expos team left Montreal. In her younger years, she played basketball and softball.

She is survived by her sisters, Margaret (Jim) Carver, MA, Kaye and Sadie, New Waterford; sister-in-law, Carole, Mississauga; and brother, Tom (Yvonne), Winnipeg. Willena is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including her Godsons, John Brown and Stephen MacQuarrie. Willena was predeceased by her parents; siblings, Mary, John, Greg, Don, Eddie, Anna and Bernice.

Kaye and Sadie would like to extend special thanks to Glenn MacLean, Debbie LeBel and Carmel Campbell for their support during Willena’s later years.

Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. As per Willena’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.