House of Commons
Grace Donald
EDM #652
Tabled 23 June 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House is saddened by the passing of Grace Donald of Glasgow at the age of 95; notes that Grace was born on 23 July 1924 and lived and worked for almost all of her life in Bridgeton and Dalmarnock; appreciates that upon retiring as an auxiliary assistant at the former Strathclyde Primary School, Grace began 40 years of voluntary service with housing and community organisations, including the Bridgeton St Francis In the East Church and the youth organisation Church House; recognises the significant contribution made by Grace to the urban regeneration company Clyde Gateway in shaping the organisation's programmes and projects from it's inception in 2008, becoming a member of various working parties, and attending to every public meeting and consultation, and for inspiring the regeneration of the Olympia Building; acknowledges Grace's life-long commitment to following Clyde Football Club; notes that she was one of the few remaining Bully Wee fans to witness all three of the club's Scottish Cup successes in 1939, 1955 and 1958; and expresses heartfelt condolences to Grace's sons, Walter and Alan, and to her family and friends who will miss the joy her presence brought.