MACDONALD, Allister D
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Allister D MacDonald, inform you of his passing on May 6, 2017. Born January 21, 1933, he was a lifelong resident of Gabarus Lake. He was the son of the late Alex Angus and Dora (nee: MacLeod) MacDonald.
Over his lifetime, he was a hard, conscientious worker. Whether it was working in Sterling mine, cutting pulp in the woods or working as a hewer of wood at the Fortress of Louisbourg, Allister always gave a full days work for a days pay. His dry sense of humour and love and dedication to his family were the traits that made him loved by his family and many friends.
Allister is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pearl (MacLeod) MacDonald and his two daughters who he loved dearly, Shirley (Alfie) MacLeod, Gabarus Lake and Susan (Rick) Charbonneau, Rockland, ON.
Papa leaves behind five grandchildren, Sandra (Sol) Linklater, Howie Center, Shawn (Christina) Charbonneau, Rockland, ON, Jessica (Joe) MacLeod, Howie Center, Kyle (Alyssa) Charbonneau, Wendover, ON and Daniel (Amber) MacLeod, Gabarus Lake.
Allister was ‘old Papa’ to, Logan, Keigan, Emma, Nolan, Rylee, Caleb and Ryan.
He also survived by his sister, Catherine Newton, Sydney, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Angus (Mary), and brother-inlaws, Charlie Gwynn and Francis Newton.
Thanks to the staff of 4B and 4E, Palliative Care Unit of the CBRH. Also thanks to Dr. Jim MacKillop, Dr. Ann Francis D’Intino and Dr. George Burns.
Special thanks to nephew, Keith MacLeod, who made sure Allister was never alone.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2-4 and 7-9 at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney.
Service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday May 10, in the chapel of Chants Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Louis Ihasz. Burial at Zion Wesley Cemetery Gabarus Lake.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or the Palliative Care Unit of the CBRH in Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www. chantfuneralhome.ca.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of...