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Douglas Wayne MacDonald

July 21, 1947 ~ January 3, 2020 (age 72)


Douglas W. MacDonald

North Sydney


It is with heavy hearts and sadness we regret to announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, Douglas Wayne MacDonald, on January 3rd, 2020, after a courageous battle with mesothelioma.

Doug is survived by his beloved wife, of 49 years, Donna, their 3 children Kim (Donnie), Kent (Kimberley) & Aimee (Allison), 6 grandchildren; Sidney (Matthew), Kegan, Paige, Prosser, Ceileigh & Charley. He is also survived by his siblings Colin (Jane), Pat (Shirley), Sandy (Linda), Amelia (Dougie), Lucy (Kevin), Blair (Romaine), Paula, Paulette, Sheri, brothers-in-law, Rick & Max (Monica) & sister-in-law Debbie. He is also survived by his best friends, Jack Delaney, Blane Cook, Mary & Jack MacDonald, a special uncle & aunt Alex & Amelia Hillier, a special cousin Shirley & her husband Alec Curtis, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

Doug was predeceased by his parents Raymond (RP) & Pearl, sister Dale, brothers Dave & John (in infancy), grandparents, Colin & Mary MacDonald, Ernest & Lucy Hillier, along with Donna’s parents Frank & Irene Prosser, and best friend Joe Dowling.

Born on July 21, 1947, Doug grew up on the Northside. He followed his passion and became an electrician working for Lynk Electric for over 45 years. Doug was always active spending his spare time playing ball, hockey, golfing, bowling and darts. He enjoyed his retirement years traveling with Donna & their friends to warmer climates, especially Florida.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. John Kirkpatrick, Dr. Alexander Wawer, Dr. Ron McCormick, and Dr. Daniel French. Sincere gratitude is extended to all of the excellent palliative care doctors and staff especially Holly, Susan and Claudette, the staff and nurses at the Cape Breton Regional Cancer Centre, along with the nurses on 4E at the Northside General hospital who showed such compassion and care, taking care not only of Doug but of our entire family. Their kindness will never be forgotten.

For their great spiritual strength and guidance, the family would like to thank Bishop Julio Martin and Rev. Fr. Douglas Beck.

As per Doug’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Monday January 6th, from 6 to 9pm at W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., in North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 7th, at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church North Sydney, officiated by Rev. Fr. Douglas Beck.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, Hospice Palliative Care Society, or the Cape Breton Regional Cancer Centre.

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January 6, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
W. J. Dooley Funeral Service Ltd.
107 Pleasant St
North Sydney, NS B2A 1L9

Funeral Service
January 7, 2020

11:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Anglican Church
King St.
North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1L9

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