Berendina Christina (Tina) McDonald (born: Heersink) died on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 due to complications resulting from colon cancer. She will be ferociously missed by all of us who love her and were loved by her including her daughters Sherry and Teresa, her son-in-law Paul, her adventure sidekick and companion-champion, Terry and her canine familiars, Lacey and Max. During her time on the planet, she was never still. She always had a list on the go for herself and often one for us. Tina was as fearless and adventurous and indefatigable as a human can be…putting herself through university in her 30’s and 40’s and then proceeding to tackle a 5 year degree to become a Naturopathic Doctor. Upon graduation, she traveled to China for several months to deepen her knowledge of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. For the last 14 years, Tina has served so many clients, family, friends, and furry ones through her Willow Street Naturopathic Clinic. During that time, she also traveled to Fiji and Brazil, learning, learning, learning and blessing us body and soul with that knowledge. She worked up to 4 weeks before her death and even from the hospital bed, continued to help others and manage her affairs in her own way and on her terms. To honour and celebrate Tina’s amazing life and incredible contribution to our lives, her family is holding a memorial celebration on Sunday March 2, 2014; 2-5pm, In the Jazz Room at the Huether Hotel, 59 King Street North, Waterloo. In lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a donation in Tina’s name, we kindly ask you to donate to one of the following organizations both directly involved in helping others in need: Sakura House Residential Hospice in Woodstock who cared for Tina and her family immeasurably during the last weeks of Tina’s life. To Judy, Jennie, Kate and Sally and the rest of the staff and volunteers, thank you so much.
Kismutt Small Dog Rescue an organization Tina and her daughters support through fostering and other rescue activities. If you were ever in the clinic and heard puppies playing, they were Kismutt puppies Tina and Sherry were nurturing to back to health and into loving homes. A special thanks from us to Dr. Sean Blaine’s office and especially to Joan Ritsma for saving us time and again when we thought there was no light.
W. G. Young Funeral Home, Stratford. 519-271-7411.
Memorial Celebration:
Sunday March 2, 2014; 2-5pm
In the Jazz Room at the Huether Hotel, 59 King Street North, Waterloo.

Sakura House
Kismutt Rescue – Small Dog Rescue

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