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Joey MacDonald

Joey MacDonald

Born In: Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Passed in: Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Passed on: March 5th, 2014

Joey Syl MacDonald
January 10, 1930 – March 5, 2014

‘’ One Day at a Time”

He was baptized Joseph MacDonald but the world knew him affectionately as Joey Syl. Joey was the youngest of six children born to Syl and Bell (MacKinnon) of Chepstow PEI. After working for a time in Ontario, Joey returned to PEI and married Matilda Agnes (Tillie) MacPhee of Big Pond on July 25th, 1951 in a double wedding that saw Tillie’s sister Rose marry Ivan Gallant.

Together Joey and Tillie raised ten children, George ((deceased)Elaine), Blair (Roxanne), Brenda (Scott), Byron (Charline), Arlie (MaryAnne), Ivan (Diane), Garnet (deceased), Sandra (Steve), Jacqueline (Donnie) and Karen (Allan). He was also the proud Poppy of 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Joey is survived by his sister Mildred and was predeceased by sisters Marguerite, Alice and Helen and by brother Elmer.

Joey was known for “thinking outside the box” with most things he did. His career included selling meat door to door, fishing, farming, working with the Canadian Coast Guard, and of course selling what he always claimed were “the world’s best belts”. He also spent many years active in the harness racing industry raising horses at home and racing at the CDP.

Everyone who knew Joey has a funny story to tell about the adventures they shared with him. On his many road trips, he would be sure to visit the captain of the ferry in the wheelhouse for a chat as well as the crew in the engine room. His chats now will no doubt be enjoyed in Heaven, especially with George and Garnet. His last trip was in a hand drawn sleigh pulled by his pallbearers to his final resting place in St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him, in particular his many friends from AA, the card plays and of course the ceilidhs.

Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can
And wisdom to know the difference.

On behalf of all of our family, I want to thank everyone who provided so much comfort and support at the time of Joey’s passing and throughout the year that followed. We are fortunate to live in such a wonderful community.

May God Bless You All,

Tillie and Family


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