The Chronicle Herald (Metro)

LEGROW (Macrae, Mcdow), Charlotte Catherine


Dartmouth, Our family is greatly saddened by the passing of Charlotte (Macrae, Mcdow) Legrow on July 15, 2021 in Dartmouth General Hospital, surrounded by the love of her family. Born on May 15, 1928, in Hillside Mira, Cape Breton to the late Catherine (Morrison) and Charles Macrae. Charlotte is survived by her beloved daughter, Laurie (Max) White, Dartmouth. Cherished granddaugh­ters, Jennifer Van Lankveld, Guelph, Ont.; Katy (Scott) Ryan, Ottawa, Ont.; Sarah King, Dartmouth; and her treasured great-grandchild­ren. Her dear sister, Shirley Mason, Baddeck; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Charlotte is predecease­d by her son, Chuck Mcdow, husbands, J. Robert Mcdow and Frank Legrow; brother, Roddie (Doris) Macrae; sisters, Betty (Charlie) Levatte, and Chrissie Lock; as well as other family members. Charlotte grew up in Baddeck with her closeknit family, until going to teachers college in Truro. Her first teaching job brought her back to Baddeck, then she went on to teach in Jollimore and finally Dartmouth. She spent most of her teaching career at Penhorn Woodlawn School. A lover of books, she was known to have a bathtub in her class and if you finished your work you were able to take a book and read in the tub! Charlotte was a lady, through and through. Those who had the honor of knowing Charlotte will remember her for her grace, kindness and her love of traveling, especially with her family. Charlotte was a member of the Woodlawn United Church and was a founding member of the Marion MacDonald UCW Unit. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlotte’s memory can be made to Woodlawn United Church or a charity of your choice. Funeral will take place at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, July 27th in Woodlawn United Church. Rev Dr. Dale Skinner officiatin­g. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit: www.mattatallf­funeralhom­

“You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived. you can close your eyes and pray that she can come back or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left. we choose to cherish her memory and do what she would want: smile, open our eyes, love and go on”

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