Mary Macdonald

1869-1933
Baroness Macdonald of Earnscliffe and daughter Mary Macdonald. Source: Library and Archives Canada.Pinterest
Baroness Macdonald of Earnscliffe and daughter Mary Macdonald. Source: Library and Archives Canada.

The only daughter of Sir John A. Macdonald and Lady Macdonald, Mary Macdonald was destined to out-live both her parents, passing away in obscurity in England – where she is buried – largely forgotten. Born with severe physical and mental challenges, Mary was not expected to live long. Sir John A., with great affection, called her Baboo and the pair often exchanged very affectionate letters when Macdonald's career took him away from home.