Mary “Bubba” MacDonald
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary “Bubba” MacDonald age 64, on Saturday March 25, 2023 at the Northside General Hospital with her loving family by her side.
Born in North Sydney, September 23, 1958, Mary was the daughter of the late Harvey and Peggy (Ivey) MacDonald. She worked for a number of years as a teacher’s assistant and recent years as a labourer for Local Union #92 in western Canada.
Mary “Bubba” is survived by her partner Fred Jabalee and his daughter Carla, a brother Tom (Geraldine Boland) MacDonald, sisters Ann Stevenson and Thelma MacNeil (Rollie Morrison), nephews Clayton, John Joseph (Kim), Dylan (Alyson), Kyle (Stevie), nieces Amber and Katie, Layla and Adalynn. Also surviving her aunts Thelma Scott, Betty Marsh, Mary (Joe) Skinner, Linda (Lorne) Skinner, Bertha Ivey, Louise Ivey, Mary Boyd, uncles Russell Ivey, Terry (Marilyn) Ivey and Kevin (Shirley) MacDonald.
Besides her parents Harvey and Peggy MacDonald, Mary was predeceased by her brothers Peter and Victor MacDonald, by a nephew Matthew Stevenson.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kang, Dr. Poulos, Dr Khodadad, Eleanor, Dr. Burns, Julia, the Cancer Unit at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, the VON, Dr. Alex Wawer and staff of 4 west at the Northside General Hospital and her friends and family who were there for her. A special thank you to Tommy Walsh, security staff at the Northside General Hospital.
Through her diagnosis and battle with cancer thirteen months ago, one of her biggest inspirations and supporter was her very dear cousin and best friend Monica Grandy who remained by her side to the very end.
Visitation for Mary will be held 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Doug MacDonald officiating. Burial to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be left for the family by leaving a message on the tribute wall of the obituary at www.wjdooley.com .
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