Josephine's Story

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Josephine "Ena" B. MacVeagh, of Kalkaska, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at the Kalkaska Eden Center.
Josephine was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 23, 1929 to the late Robert and Alice Cowan. She married John "Jack" MacVeagh, of Detroit, on Sept. 8, 1956.
She is survived by her brother, Robert Cowan; sister, Alice Smith; her children, Robert MacVeagh and Alice (Frank) Sluss; and her granddaughter, Heather MacVeagh.
Ena worked as a bookkeeper for the Glasgow Whisky Bond in Scotland before migrating to the United States. It was here that she met her partner in life, Jack.
Ena and Jack raised their family in St. Clair Shores. She was very involved in the SCS hockey league. Being a huge hockey fan, she never minded letting a referee know when they got a call wrong.
In 1991 Ena and Jack retired to Bellaire. This is where Ena rekindled her lifelong passion for tap dancing. Her remarkable smile and love for dancing entertained crowds all over Northern Michigan as a member of a senior dance group.
Ena enjoyed gardening, reading and sewing. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family. Ena was kind and generous. Her quick wit and gift of gab could brighten any room.
Cremation has taken place. A private burial will be held at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly at a later date.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may make contributions to Hospice of Michigan.
Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family.
Published on February 4, 2018
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