MAC­DON­ALD, Colleen Lil­lian

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

It is with great sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of our lov­ing wife, mother, grand­mother and great- grand­mother Colleen Lil­lian (Robin­son) Mac­don­ald, 78, Port Morien. Colleen passed away with her lov­ing fam­ily by her side at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal Tues­day, July 14, 2015.

Colleen was a life­time res­i­dent of Port Morien where she met her hus­band and life­long com­pan­ion of 64 years, Tom Mac­don­ald. Colleen was em­ployed with the Cape Bre­ton-Vic­to­ria Re­gional School Board at Gowrie Me­mo­rial School where she proudly cleaned the fa­cil­ity and cared for all stu­dents and staff dur­ing her time there; prior to that she was em­ployed with H.H. Hop­kins at their Port Morien lo­ca­tion. She was also a past mem­ber of the Port Morien Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment Ladies Aux­il­iary.

Colleen is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band Tom Mac­Don­ald; sons, Don­ald Mac­Don­ald, Lionel (Mary) Mac­Don­ald; and daugh­ter Mar­ion (Leonard) Maxwell; sis­ters, Elaine (the late Rod) Hardy, Mary (the late Jimmy) Tim­mons, Aveda (the late Reddy) Tim­mons and Dawn (Don) Per­rier; grand­chil­dren, Craig, Tanya, Justin, Holly, Adam, Alisha and Daniel; great-grand­chil­dren, Olivia, Drew, Caiden and Bella; as well as brother-in­law Reg (Sue) Mac­Don­ald; sis­terin-law Josie Robin­son; and many, many friends who all loved her dearly and will cher­ish many fond mem­o­ries.

Colleen was the daugh­ter of the late Tom and Viva (MacPhail) Robin­son. She was pre­de­ceased by her sis­ter Mar­garet who passed away in in­fancy, brother, Vi­nal Robin­son, fa­ther and mother-in-law Steve and Netta Mac­Don­ald, broth­erin-law Ted Mac­Don­ald. She was also pre­de­ceased by her beloved daugh­ter Juanita Thiel some 15 years ago.

Vis­i­ta­tion will take place at Curry’s Fu­neral Home in Glace Bay Thurs­day, July 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Fu­neral ser­vice will be held at St. Paul’s Angli­can Church, Port Morien on Fri­day, July 17 at 11a.m. with Rev. Myrna MacMullin of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial to fol­low in St. Paul’s Angli­can Ceme­tery with re­cep­tion held at the Port Morien Fire Hall.

“If tears could build a stair­way, and mem­o­ries a lane; I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.”

Do­na­tions can be made to Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal An Cala Pal­lia­tive Care or the Cape Bre­ton Can­cer Cen­tre.

Online con­do­lences may be sent to the fam­ily at www.cur­rysfu­ner­al­home.com.

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