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January 28, 2023

Margaret Elaine (Donald) Kirkconnell of Listowel died at Listowel Memorial Hospital, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, in her 86th year. Wife of the late Jack Kirkconnell. Mother of Gloria (Dan) Threndyle of Kincardine, Raymond Priebe of Kitchener, Bonnie Priebe of Lloydminster, Alberta, and Steven Priebe (Deirdre Bannon) of Toronto. Remembered by her stepchildren, John, Barry, and Anne Kirkconnell, and by their families. Grandmother of Chad, Lyndsay, Harrison, Brennan, Alana, Kaitlyn and Kyle; and great-grandmother of Grace, Reese, Ella, Macy, Taigen, Shay, Kayne and Colby. Predeceased by her parents, Theodore and Jean (Nichol) Donald; brother, Harry Donald; and two brothers, in infancy. Elaine was born Feb. 12, 1937 in Toronto. She attended nursing school in Toronto and worked as a Personal Support Worker (PSW), and later at various retail stores. She loved being surrounded by her numerous plants and sitting outside listening to birds. Her love of gospel music influenced her to play the self-taught piano and accordion. Elaine was a member of the Listowel Baptist Church. She was loved by many for her laughter and easy-going outlook on life. A Celebration of Elaine’s life will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior, and reception to follow. Pastor John Lambshead will be officiating. Spring interment, Tara Cemetery. Memorial donations to Listowel Baptist Church, Gideon’s International, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences may be left at