On September 3, 2019, amidst story, song, prayer, laughter,
and tears, Bernadette Macdonald, of Cardigan, in her 90th year, passed
into new life. Wife of the late John S. Macdonald, she was dearly
loved by her five children and their partners: Carol Gabanna and David
Chanasyk, Barbara Macdonald-Sullivan and Peter Sullivan, Clare and
Peter Waddell, Anne Marie Macdonald and Kevin Roach, and Dr. John and
Nancy Macdonald. Bernadette was adored “Gram” to
thirteen grandchildren: Stephen Gabanna; Anna Sullivan (Scott
Rhodenizer) and Conall Sullivan; Laura (Mackenzie Niedzwiecki),
Margaret (John Howland), Charles, and Ian (Rachel Creamer) Waddell;
Emily and Martha Macdonald-Roach; and Ciann, Elena, Andrew and Sophie
Macdonald; and the proud great grandmother of Madeleine Niedzwiecki
and Kinsley Rhodenizer.
Bernadette is survived by her sister, Eileen MacKenzie, her
brother-in-law Ernie Macdonald (Marie), and her sisters-in-law Edna
Macdonald and Cathy Macdonald. She was predeceased by her parents,
Charles and Mary MacDonald of Little Pond; by her brothers John
MacDonald (Mae), Frank MacDonald (Ellen), Bernard MacDonald (Madelyn),
Norbert McDonald (Pat), and Bedford MacDonald; by her sisters Kathleen
Kelly (Fred), Sr. Carmel MacDonald CSM, and Rosalie Jay (Giles); and
by her brothers and sisters in-law Ronan Macdonald (Mary), Kent
Macdonald (Mary), Jean Macdonald, Fr. Clare Macdonald, Fr. Andrew
Macdonald, and Frank Macdonald.
Farewell to this lifelong teacher, woman of great faith,
lover of books, baker extraordinaire, amazing storyteller, collector
of friends of all ages, beloved wife, wise and loving mother, and
REALLY fun grandmother. So many are grateful for her presence in their
lives. She will be missed.
Resting at Ferguson Logan Montague Funeral Home, with
visiting on Thursday, September 5, 2019, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to
9:00 pm. The funeral service will take place Friday, September 6, at
11:00 am from All Saints Catholic Church, Cardigan. Interment in All
Saints Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to All
Saints Parish Cemetery, or the Salvation Army Bedford MacDonald House
would be greatly accepted.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Bernadette Macdonald..
Death notice for the town of: Montague, Province: I-P-E