92, Margaree Harbour/Inverness

Margaret Johanna MacDonald, 92, of Margaree Harbour and Inverness, passed away on March 24, 2011, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.

She was a daughter of the late Ellen Coady and James Miller of North East Margaree.

Margaret was a faithful and active member of St. Michael’s Parish, Margaree. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Women’s League for 53 years and was a Past President. Her special devotion to the Divine Mercy brought her comfort throughout her life and especially during her final illness. In 1942 Margaret graduated from Normal College in Truro and taught at Terre Noire and Widow Lord’s schools. From the age of 27 until she was over eighty, she dedicated her life to caring for the elderly. In recent years she enjoyed making birthday cakes for other residents of the Bonnie Dune seniors’ apartments, where she lived for the past six years.

Margaret is survived by son James, daughter Mildred, and grandson Ryan, all of Halifax, and dear friend, Joe MacLeod, Inverness. She is also survived by nieces, Marie (Sheldon) Casey, Bedford, Bernadette Murphy (goddaughter), and Cecile Miller, both of North East Margaree, Yvonne (Bill) Kilfoil, Oyster Pond; nephews, Gerard (Shirley) Miller and Jack (Marguerite) Miller of North East Margaree.

She was predeceased by her husband Alexander MacDonald; brothers, John (Jeannette) Miller and Alex Miller; sister Mary Miller of North East Margaree; as well as four siblings who died in infancy. She was also predeceased by sister-in-law, Mildred (Francis) MacLean of New York.

Visitation for the late Margaret MacDonald will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the vestry of St. Michael’s Church, Margaree. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Michael’s Church on Monday, March 28, at 10:00 a.m. with Father Vincent van Zutphen officiating. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Nova Scotia Cancer Society, or to a charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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