Jana MacDonald Obituary, Death – What a very challenging and trying weekend this has been for all of us. Early on Friday morning, we found out that our lovely younger sister, Jana Rayne MacDonald, was being treated at the hospital for a terrible illness. We spent a lot of time online with her daughter and the rest of my sisters in an effort to keep ourselves informed while her life unraveled before our eyes. A sudden severe strep infection was the cause of her passing at 3 in the afternoon.
She went from having the most amazing Mother’s Day week with her daughters, their husbands, and her two grandsons whom she cherished to suddenly becoming so ill that she had to go to the emergency room, but all of their attempts to help save her were unsuccessful. She passed away. Everyone here is still in a state of enormous shock and anguish. We and the rest of the world have just had all of her stunning beauty, vivaciousness, and brilliance ripped away from us too quickly.
Her most recent labor of love was producing a coloring book for children that includes information on climate change and suggestions for what they can do about it. The quality of the artwork is astounding. At the moment, I am going to see another sister and brother in Antigonish so that we can commiserate over this tragedy. This week, I will be spending time with Jana’s family, along with her husband Robert and three of my other siblings. I will be in Toronto. My heart aches for her children, especially for the boys who called her “Jama” and adored her.