Harriet MacDonald, New Waterford
Harriet MacDonald, New Waterford


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, January 26, 2024
V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home
380 Smith Street
New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Saturday, January 27, 2024
Parish Church of St. Leonard
3180 Mount Carmel Avenue
New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada


9:00 am - 9:15 am
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
St. Agnes Cemetery
7 Webbs Lane
New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Obituary of Harriet MacDonald, New Waterford

On January 24, 2024, our beloved mother, Harriet MacDonald, passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit surrounded by loving family members..


Born in New Waterford, NS, on May 17, 1945, daughter of Angus and Mary (MacDonald) MacDonald 'Doinks'.  She is survived by children, Mary Lorie Beaton,Sydney, Darlene Beaton, Calgary and John Beaton, Fort McMurray; sisters, Hazel (Louis) Syms, New Waterford, Agnes (Tim Boudreau), Petit De Gras; grandchildren, Ryan, Jordan, Holli, Steven, Cory, Callumn, Evan, Eric, Jackie, Beau and great- grandchildren. She is predeceased by son, Kevin (Heather MacPherson) Beaton; parents, Angus and Mary; brothers, Archie, Jackie, John Lewis and Albert; sisters, Anne Margaret, Catherine and Sandra.


Ma enjoyed visiting family and friends in Inverness, attending the Broad Cove Concert and was always up for a square dance. She enjoyed crocheting, dancing, laughing with friends, the swing in her garden, cooking and baking for loved ones and cuddling her dogs and cat and always took time to appreciate little things in life, a clean home and helping others. She worked for Maple Hill Manor for 23 years as a CCA and graduated as a CNA in 1985. The care and nurturing character she had was evident in her work.  She cared for the residents and the students she mentored. 


Visitation will be held at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford on Friday, January 26, from 7-9 p.m.  A Funeral Mass celebrating her life will take place on Saturday, January 27 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Ave., with Father Jim Oliver officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Army,Navy, Airforce, Unit 217, New Waterford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Maple Hill Manor or the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit.  Cremation will follow the Mass with burial in St. Agnes Cemetery on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 


A special thank you to staff at CBRH Palliative Care Unit, the Pall Bearers and Honor Guards of Maple HIll Manor.


To our mother, thank you for giving us life.  A mother’s love is never forgotten.

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