Gertrude Elizabeth MacDonald, a long time resident of Greenwood, died on October 27, 2003 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at 87 years of age. Gertrude was a Registered Nurse at various locations on Vancouver Island and the mainland. Her retirement years were spent in Greenwood with her sister Mary, where she enjoyed being the organist of Sacred Heart Parish. Her favourite pastime was scouring garage sales for treasures. She is survived by: sister, Mary MacDonald of Vernon; niece, Mary Thurber of Vernon. She was predeceased by: parents, Allan and Helen, brother, Francis; sister, Helen. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, October 30, 2003 from Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Vernon. Interment followed in St. Nicholas Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Coates Personal Alternative Funeral Service. 250-558-0866.