It is with deep sadness that we, her family, regret to announce the peaceful passing of our mother Ada MacDonald, 83 of Ellsworth Ave., New Waterford on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the An Cala Care Unit at the C. B. Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Born December 14, 1933 in Sydney she was the daughter of the late Graham and Ella Mae (MacDonald) Mortimer and lived for many years on Prince St. in the Ashby area before moving to Low Point with her parents and four sisters at the age of twelve. She always said it was her father’s wish that the girls grow up somewhere in the country rather than in the city. It was in Low Point where she met her husband Vindy who was working in the St. Alphonse graveyard near her home at the time. They married on July 1,1952 and then moved to New Waterford to raise their family.
In her younger years Ada worked at the Vogue Theatre, Sydney and later for Gaffen’s Dept. Store, Eaton’s and the New Waterford Homemakers. Ada was a member of the New Waterford Minor Hockey Mothers, St. Agnes CWL, Pensioner’s Club and a member of the same card club for over 55 years. She was an avid skater, bowler, swimmer, loved to knit, crochet, sew, crafts and gardening. She and Dad loved to travel around Cape Breton and for many years travelled to Alberta to see their boys and families. She spoke many times of her memorable trips shopping in Bangor and Boston with the “Club”. Mom and Dad’s favorite pastime was dancing and for years attended the monthly dances at Mt. Carmel Gym.
Ada is survived by her husband of 65 years, Vincent “Vindy” MacDonald; daughter, Debbie (the late Jimmy) Sutherland and son Bradley (Laura) of New Waterford; son, Ronnie (Sandi) of New Victoria and sons, Vincent (Lynn) and Mark (Joelane) of Rocky Mountain House. Alberta; sister, Dolly Quinn; brother-in-law, Martin MacKinnon, also grandchildren, Chris, Sherri-Lynn, David, Holly, Chantelle, Kayla, Justin, Jillian, Jonathan, James, Ryan, Madison and Cassidy and greatgrandchildren, Liam, Logan, Blair, Mason, Natalie, Kayden, Korbyn, Vincent and Ally as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents Ada was also predeceased by sisters Gloria MacKinnon, Ilyah Cormier and Norma Maxner Sager, brothers-in-law Leo Quinn, Wilfred Cormier, Fred Maxner and Jack Sager and son-in-law Jimmy Sutherland.
Cremation has taken place and a chapel service will be held Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford 902-8627500. A reception to follow in the parish hall, Convent St., all are welcome.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke foundation. Send online condolences go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com