MACDON­ALD, John Piercey “JP”

Syd­ney River

Cape Breton Post - - OBITUARIES -

It is with great sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of John Piercey “JP” MacDon­ald

of Syd­ney River. The de­voted fam­ily man and life­long teacher died peace­fully, at home sur­rounded by his loved ones, on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 8, 2017, at the age of 67.

JP was pre­de­ceased by his lov­ing wife of 35 years, Lynn (Bar­rett); mother, Ge­orda

(Piercey) MacDon­ald; fa­ther, John MacDon­ald; sis­ter, Julie (Gor­don) Kirk­patrick; sis­ter,

Mary Jane MacDon­ald; fa­ther-in-law, Rus­sell Bar­rett and mother-in-law, Dolores (Martinello) Bar­rett.

He is sur­vived by his son, Jonathan (Carla), Barrie, Ont.; his two daugh­ters, Emily

(Steve) Wad­den, Syd­ney and Jes­sica MacDon­ald, at home; grand­chil­dren, Joseph,

Lynn, Wil­liam and Lo­gan. Also sur­vived by his sis­ter-in­law, Jan­ice (Ken) Larkin, Barrie,

Ont.; brother-in-law, Glenn Bar­rett, Barrie, Ont.; sis­ter-in­law, Nancy (Steve) Collins,

Syd­ney Forks; brother-in-law, Hal (Tr­ish) Bar­rett, En­field and many nieces and neph­ews.

JP earned his teach­ing de­gree at St. FX Univer­sity in 1975. He taught in a num­ber of

Cape Bre­ton schools, but will al­ways be re­mem­bered for his time at Syd­ney Academy

— his home away from home. We, the fam­ily of JP, ac­knowl­edge and re­spect that our fa­ther had many friends, stu­dents and col­leagues that also considered him fam­ily. We want to as­sure you that he felt the same way, and that he would be hon­oured if his legacy of hard work, en­cour­age­ment and com­pas­sion could live on through you.

To JP: We prom­ise to love each other as you have loved us. We will be there for each other as you have been there for us. Fi­nally, we prom­ise to laugh at good jokes and bad, and al­ways think of you when we do.

There will be no visi­ta­tion. Funeral ser­vice will be held at Syd­ney Me­mo­rial Chapel on

Satur­day, Novem­ber 18, 2017 at 12 p.m., with Rev. Robert Lyle of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Memo­ri­als may be made to Pal­lia­tive Care.

Words of com­fort can be sent to the fam­ily at www.syd­neymemo­ri­ or e-mail

syd­neymemo­ri­alchapel@ ns.sym­pa­

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