It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our sister, Donna MacDonald, on Sep 8, 2019.
Donna was born Nov. 18, 1956 to the late Ronald “Ranni” and Mamie MacDonald in New Waterford, NS. She grew up in New Waterford where she went to school and then to Nursing School. She worked at the New Waterford Hospital in the Pediatric Care Unit for many years until her retirement. This was her true calling. Donna had such a kind and caring heart and was known to have a parade of children following her. All the children loved her for her soft and gentle way and caring smile. Although she had no children of her own, she was like a second mother to many of her nieces and nephews as well as many of her friend's children. Always there to lend a hand and help out whether it was for a birthday party or family event, she could always be counted on. Donna also had a very busy social life with many friends whom were like family to her.
Donna was very involved in the community in volunteering for many organizations such as Christmas Daddies, Combined Christmas Giving and The Children’s Wish Foundation to name a few. She was a devout Catholic and member of St Leonard’s Parish. She taught religion classes at the former St. Joseph's Church, New Victoria, for many years.
Left to mourn are her brothers, Neil (Gabby) of Germany, Wayne (Maureen) and sister, Marion Lewis; sisters-in-law, Sheila MacDonald and Sharon MacDonald, all of New Waterford, as well as many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was predeceased by her parents as well as her brother, Ronnie; sister, Anna; brother-in-law, Connie MacSween and nephew, Tyler MacDonald.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at noon, all in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. Father Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at St. leonard's Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford.
Donations in her memory can be made to an organization of your choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.