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Marion Jean (Pickering) MacDonald

November 27, 1941 ~ December 4, 2021 (age 80)


Marion Jean MacDonald


It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Marion Jean MacDonald, age 80, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at home.

Born in Glace Bay, NS, she was the daughter of the late William and Christina (Nicholson) Pickering.

Marion had been an active volunteer in her community for many years. She was a longtime president of the Ladies auxiliary of the Frenchvale Volunteer Fire Department, she was instrumental in forming girl guides and brownies in Leitches Creek and at one time, was a Cub leader with 1st Leitches Creek. She had been a member of Cape Breton the Lakes Liberal Association and enjoyed colourful discussions regarding the political climate of the day, both provincially and federally. She was also a former member of St. Columba United Church, Leitches Creek.   

Marion is survived by her husband of sixty years, Stanley MacDonald; her five children, John MacDonald and Christina MacDonald, both of Beechmont; Darlene (Michael) Barrett, Fall River, NS; Stanna Perry, Charlottetown; Lawrence (Charlene) MacDonald, Eastern Passage, NS; three grandchildren, Laura, Patrick, Gavin and her brother Angus (Eva) Pickering, Beechmont, sisters-in-law Carol MacDonald, Sydney, Lowell (Eugene) Chamberlain, Oromocto, NB, Jane Ball, Leitches Creek, as well as several nieces and nephews

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her step father Angus MacKenzie, brothers-in-law Frank, Jack and Harry.

There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating. Covid-19 protocol regarding proof of vaccination and wearing of masks will be observed. Burial will follow in Calvin United Church Cemetery, Upper Leitches Creek.

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Funeral Service
December 8, 2021

11:00 AM
W. J. Dooley Funeral Service Ltd.
107 Pleasant St
North Sydney, NS B2A 1L9

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