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John MacDonald

John  MacDonald

Passed on: August 18th, 2016

It is with great sadness that the family announce the sudden passing of their father, grandfather and brother, John “Nipper’ MacDonald, 70, on August 18, 2016. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Angus ‘Judique and Elizabeth (McMullin) MacDonald. Da was known for his immaculate appearance, black shiny boots, hair slicked back with not a hair out of place. He enjoyed driving around town in his sparkling clean car with his buddy Patch by his side and he enjoyed the outdoors doing his yard work. He had a gift to gab and could talk to a stranger for hours. He was a miner for 40 years and was well known for his strong faith in God. Nipper is survived by son, Sheldon; daughters, Lisa (Peter) McNeil and Lee Ann; sisters, Mary, Kitty (Jack), Margaret, special friend Betty and special buddy Patch, his five shining stars which were his pride and joy, his grandchildren, Haley, Samantha, John Robert, Tiffany and Skyla; sisters-in-law, Freda, Chris, Laurie, Leah and brother-in-law, Dave. Besides his parents, Nipper was also predeceased by his wife, Helena ‘Bugsy’ (Meery);
Brothers, Sonny, Angie; sisters, Betty, Rachael, Frances; sister-in-law, Eileen; brothers-in-law, Wilfred, Frank, Billy and Garfield. Cremation has taken place and a funeral mass to celebrate Nipper’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at 10 a.m. with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery followed by a luncheon in the parish hall, Convent St. All are welcomed. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 902-862-7500. Donations can be made to the Diabetic Society.
To send online condolences to the family go to, www.mclellanfunerlhome.com.
Goodbyes are not forever
Goodbyes are not the end
They simply mean ‘I’ll miss you’
Until we meet again


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