Clare Eileen McGovern

Female 1936 - 2017

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  • Name  Clare Eileen McGovern 
    Born  19 Dec 1936 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  25 Apr 2017  Wolfville, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  5 May 2017  St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ridge Road, Wolfville, NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I373  John Duffy-John O'Connor Families Tree
    Last Modified  2 Nov 2017 

    Father  John McGovern,   b. 2 Apr 1886, Mara Township, Ontario County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1972 
    Mother  Mary Eileen DUFFY,   b. 24 Jul 1896, Mara Twp., Ontario County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969 
    Family ID  F106  Group Sheet

    Family  Maurice McKEE 
     1. James McKEE
     2. Margaret McKEE
     3. Elizabeth McKEE
     4. Katherine McKEE
    Last Modified  2 Nov 2017 
    Family ID  F6  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Death Notice, Toronto Star- April 29, 2017.
      CLARE EILEEN (McGOVERN) McKEE It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a very special wife, mother and grandmother. Clare was born on December 19, 1936, to John and Eileen (Duffy) McGovern in Orillia, Ontario. Clare leaves behind Maurice McKee, her loving husband of 58 years; son Jim; daughters Margaret (David Muir), Elizabeth (Terence Elliott) and Katherine (Neil Munday); grandchildren Connor, Olivia, Allison, Matthew, Dawson, James, Evan, Sophie and Sarah; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brother James McGovern and predeceased by sisters Marie Moffatt and Margaret Gillette and brothers Joseph and Peter McGovern. Clare studied nursing at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and married Maurice of Mono Centre, Ontario, shortly after graduation. As a result of Maurice's career in mining, they lived in northern Quebec, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Alberta and Ontario. Clare practiced nursing in most of these provinces, returning to school several times to upgrade and finally retired from Scarborough Grace Hospital in 1999. Clare prided herself on active living and as an adult took up swimming, curling, skiing, bridge and golf. With her daughters, she got involved in Girl Guides, first as a camp nurse and later as a leader and developed a love for campfires and singalongs. Later in life, she certified as a yoga instructor and meditated daily. Upon retirement, Clare and Maurice relocated to Wolfville, Nova Scotia, to be closer to their grandchildren. While Clare's last years were difficult with Parkinson's disease, she lived a full life and will be remembered for her generosity and infectious laughter. Messages of condolence may be left at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Canada, Girl Guides of Canada or a charity of your choice.

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