Elfreda (Alleyne) MacDonald
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 9th, 2016
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a dear wife, mother, sister and friend, Elfreda (Alleyne) MacDonald, 84, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, surrounded in love and prayer at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with her cherished family.
Born in Sydney, Elfreda was the daughter of the late Dennis and Helena (Lawrence) Alleyne.
Elfreda is survived by her husband and soul mate, Daniel MacDonald; their children, Julian ‘Butch’ Alleyne (Betty), Lillian (Todd) Marsman, Daniel (Laurel), Jimmy (Lori), Levina (Darren) Googoo, Noreen (Charles) MacKinnon, Darren (Patti Lynn); her beautiful grandchildren, Todd, Kyla, Brandon, Marissa, Raven, Cassie, Faith, Andrew, Jayden, Ethan, Kael, Dante, Jaxon, Jamison and Connor. Sharing in our loss are her many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Elfreda is also survived by her brother, Joseph (Lucy) Worrell; sisters, Rose Holland and Diana Alleyne; sister-in-law, Flora English; brothers-in-law, Hughie (Rose) MacDonald, Johnnie MacKinnon and her best friend, Marie Muise.
Besides her parents, Elfreda was predeceased by her brother, Danny Alleyne; sisters, Julia Alleyne, Shirley Alleyne, Gloria Alleyne; brother-in-law, Dave Holland and mother-in-law, Margaret MacDonald.
Elfreda loved the company of her friends and family. She loved her weekly trips in the Pier with her sisters and Tuesday night bingo at St. Phillips African Orthodox Church, where she made many lifelong friends. Her words of wisdom, quirking sayings, quick wit and her wonderful gift of finding the good in everyone and everything will live in each of us. When she loved, she loved completely.
Visitation for the late Elfreda MacDonald will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 at 11 a.m. in St. Phillips African Orthodox Church, Whitney Pier, with Archbishop Vincent Waterman officiating. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Menelik Hall, 88 Laurier St., Whitney Pier. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date.
Special thanks to the many homecare workers and VON workers who provided special care to our mother.
Donations in memory of Elfreda may be made to St. Phillips African Orthodox Church.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forward to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.
“Good Byes are not forever, are not the end, it simply means, We will miss you, Until we meet again. Love you All”