Meahan Joseph MacDonald age 91 of Sydney, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, Meahan was the son of the late Joseph and Eva (Musgrave, Gouthro) MacDonald.
Meahan was a founding member of the Saint Anthony Daniel Parish Men’s Club and a long-time parishioner of St. Anthony Daniel parish. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128, Whitney Pier and a member of The Cape Breton Fiddlers Association.
Dad loved flying. In his younger years, he, and two of his friends, purchased a Tiger Moth and flew just for fun! He became an air traffic controller and worked at the Sydney Airport for 30 years. After his retirement, he worked for Brinks Canada as a Driver and Guard for seven years. Dad had a passion for music, he played several instruments including guitar, fiddle, banjo, dobro and even some piano. He carried his love of music through his life and passed this gift on to his children and grandchildren. His many friends enjoyed musical evenings at his home on Haig Street and later on Woodside Drive. After the loss of his first wife, Irene in 1987, Meahan had a second chance for love when he married Nancy Nicol in 1994. For many years they enjoyed traveling and entertaining friends and family at their home.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy (Nicol) MacDonald; daughters, Marie (Scott) Banfield, Dartmouth, Carol Ann (Redmond) MacDougall, Coxheath, Lorraine (Morley) Hodder, Fall River, Louise (Michael) Lumsden, Sydney, and son, Arthur (Maureen) MacDonald, Sydney River. Also, Meahan is survived by one brother, Jerome (Dorothy) MacDonald, Sarnia, ON; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, Meahan was predeceased by his first wife, and mother of his children, Irene (LeMoine) MacDonald; brothers, Gilbert (Bert), Michael ‘Black Mike’, Fred and sisters, Jennie, Georgina, Margaret ‘Peggy’ and Frances.
A mass of Christian burial for the late Meahan Joseph MacDonald will be held at Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bill Burke officiating. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Following the committal, a reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home.
Family flowers only, donations in memory of Meahan may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Northside Community Guest home and Dr. J. Ritter for the excellent care Dad received during his time of need.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de MACDONALD Meahan Joseph 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Sydney, Province: Nova Scotia