Nora Wonnacott Estate Donation Establishes New Bursary

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Well-known Charlottetown native, A. Nora Halloran MacDonald Wonnacott lived to be over 107, passing away only three weeks shy of her 108th birthday in 2004. Her community spirit lives on through a $60,000 donation from her estate to the University of Prince Edward Island to create an annual bursary in memory of her son, Lloyd B. MacDonald who passed away at age sixteen

Born in 1896, Nora Wonnacott lived in three centuries. Some special moments were serving as Gold Cup Parade Marshall and being special guest to usher in the new millennium at Province House in front of more than 10,000 people. Her niece, Henrietta Halloran Watson, travelled from Maine to finalize the estate donation. "Aunt Nona was a vibrant woman with a thirst for life. She once said, 'I enjoy everything that is worth enjoying,'" she recalls.

Beginning in the 2006-07 academic year, the annual Lloyd B. MacDonald Memorial Bursary of approximately $2,500 will be granted to a deserving male student in financial need. Applications will be available in September 2006.

More than 50 new student scholarships, bursaries, and awards have been created by supporters of the UPEI Building a Legacy Campaign over the past two years. Generous families, individuals, and organizations have given over $1 million to the University to assist students who achieve well academically and students who are in financial need. For details of awards and scholarships at the University of Prince Edward Island, please visit Information about Building a Legacy is available at

For more information please contact Tracey Comeau at 902-566-0354


Anne McCallum
Media Relations and Communications