Ada Mac­Don­ald

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries/Business -

New Water­ford

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

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