MAC­DON­ALD, Archibald

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

The fam­ily of Archie Mac­Don­ald, Ross Ferry, is sad­dened to an­nounce his pass­ing on July 24, 2015. Archie was born on April 20, 1929, in Florence, Cape Bre­ton, the eldest son of the late Archie and Edith (Orr) Mac­Don­ald.

A proud Mount A grad­u­ate and life­long learner, Archie worked across Canada in fi­nance and bank­ing through­out his ca­reer. He was also very ac­tive in the com­mu­nity, sit­ting on the boards of the Spe­cial Olympics, the VON and the YMCA, along with in­volve­ment in the United Church. Af­ter his re­tire­ment over 20 years ago, he moved back home to Cape Bre­ton. He was never hap­pier than when he was out on the Bras d’Or with his fam­ily. As he would of­ten say, “It doesn’t get any bet­ter than this.”

Archie is sur­vived by his wife of 50 years Ju­dith (Best) Mac­Don­ald, brother Gor­don Mac­Don­ald, Ross Ferry; his two daugh­ters, Deb­o­rah Tay­lor, Tsawwassen, B.C., Sarah Mac­Don­ald (Christo­pher Craig), the Ba­hamas; his son Alan (Lynn) Mac­Don­ald, Toronto; and his daugh­ter-in-law Janet Mac­Don­ald. He was known to boast about his grand­chil­dren Kate, Cara, Matthew, Liam, Char­lotte, Abi­gail and Alas­dair. They loved their Papa and were al­ways happy to spend time with him.

Archie was pre­de­ceased by his first wife Ann El­iz­a­beth (Camp­bell) Mac­Don­ald, his son Bruce, his broth­ers, Bill and Bob, and his son-in-law David Tay­lor.

There will be no vis­i­ta­tion. A church ser­vice at Drum­mond Me­mo­rial, Ross Ferry will be held on Aug. 1 at 3 p.m. fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion back at the house.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to the Hos­pice So­ci­ety of Vic­to­ria County, P.O. Box 279, Baddeck, N.S., BOE 1BO, or online at http://www.hos­pice­so­ci­ety­ofvic­to­ri­a­county.com.

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