Gillian Sheen Donaldson, M.B.E., D.D.S.
Aug. 21, 1928 – July 5, 2021
AUBURN – Gillian Sheen Donaldson, grandmother, orthodontist, Olympian, and neighborhood volunteer, died July 5, 2021 in her adopted hometown of Auburn, NY, U.S.A., surrounded by her household.
Gillian (nee Sheen) was born August 21, 1928, in London U.Okay., daughter of Ronald and Ethel Sheen, the youngest of 4 youngsters (Clive, Barry, and Annette) of the staunchly Victorian couple. Gillian attended North Foreland College, the place she first began fencing, the game for which she would later change into well-known. As a college lady, Gillian survived the W.W.II bombing of London and at all times proudly exhibited the steadfastness that this period required. After faculty, Gillian attended College School Hospital in London the place she earned her diploma as an orthodontist.
It was her skilled dental coaching that introduced Gillian to the Eastman Dental Dispensary in Rochester NY, the place she met the love of her life and husband, Robert George Donaldson (d. 2004) with whom she had 4 youngsters. Gillian maintained her skilled expertise by working with Bob within the household orthodontics follow which they maintained in Auburn for 4 many years. Gillian additionally established a dental follow on the island of Montserrat within the Japanese Caribbean to serve the Montserratians, who in any other case had no orthodontic care.