MAC­DON­ALD, Al­lis­ter D

Cape Breton Post - - In Memoriam -

Gabarus Lake

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.

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