Carol R. MacDonald
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Carol MacDonald on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Big Bras d’Or, on October 14, 1949, she was the daughter of the late David and Gladys (Martin) MacDonald. Carol worked for many years at the Alderwood Rest Home in Baddeck and later in Grand Prairie Alberta. Carol was an active member of St. James Presbyterian Church in Big Bras d’Or. She devoted many years to the CGIT movement which was an important part of her life. She loved helping people and showed this through her work and devotion to duty, her concern for others and her involvement in volunteer work and charities especially Operation Smile. Family was dear to Carol’s heart, especially her sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Carol’s acquaintances were many and her friends were true, especially Lillian Grant, Anne Martin, Pat Marsh and Dolores Harding. She also had numerous friends in Liverpool especially Susie who never missed a week without sending a card, a word of encouragement and love, we thank you all. We are also very grateful for the loving care Carol received from the doctors, nurses and staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the Northside General Hospital and Dr. Ritter of Palliative care and the VON.
Carol is survived by three sons, David (Lisa LeBlanc) and Clayton, both of Grand Prairie, Alberta, Scott (Pam) of Sydney and by her ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her three sisters-in-law, Freda Martin, Lunenburg, Alice (Bob) Annett, Dartmouth, Mary Lou MacDonald, Ross Ferry; by a brother-in-law, Jack MacDonald of Boularderie; by cousins, Catherine Allen of Big Bras d’Or and Willena MacLeod of Sydney Mines. She was predeceased by her husband, Nelson; her son, Darrell; brothers, John Martin, Rene White; brother-in-law, Harold MacDonald and cousin, Frank MacLeod. Visitation for Carol will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, from St. James Presbyterian Church, Big Bras d’Or, with Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place in St. James Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. James Cemetery, Big Bras d’Or.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.