61, Skir Dhu

The family of Joselyn Sarah MacDonald are saddened to announce her passing on October 3, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, after an unwavering battle with cancer.

Born on Oct. 25, 1951, Joselyn was the daughter to the late Clarence and Anna (MacDonald) Buchanan.  

She was a member of the St. Ann’s Bay United Church.

Joselyn grew up on St. Ann’s Bay, where she loved horseback riding. She spent happy childhood years with her cousin, Donnie and dear friend, Mary Lynn and often talked of their great adventures.

Joselyn was a talented craftswoman. Months after a breast cancer diagnosis she opened Milling Frolic Fine Arts and Crafts. This was one of her proudest accomplishments.

Family was paramount to Joselyn and her dedication to family was with her always. She believed in community and had spent countless hours comforting others in the latter stages of their illness.
Joselyn was predeceased by her parents and is survived by her husband, Murdock; son, Scott, Toronto; daughter, Cary Ann (Jonathan), Baddeck; sisters, Margie (Barry) Stewart, Sydney, and Raylene (Lorne) Reid, Fort McMurray; brother, Clarence ‘CD’ (Norma), Fort McMurray; brother in-law, Roddie (Carola) MacDonald; sister in-law, Mora Lund; nieces and nephews, Siobhan, Derek, Ryan, Stuart, Paula, Sadie, Emily and Todd; special friends, Linda (John) Ratchford and special grandniece, Aleah Stewart.

In accordance with Joselyn’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Joselyn Sarah MacDonald will be held at St. Ann’s Bay United Church, Indian Brook, on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, from 2 to 8 p.m.
Donations in memory of Joselyn may be made to The Cape Breton Cancer Centre Patient Care Fund.

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

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We were sorry to hear about Joselyn. She was a kind and generous person. The best part was her laugh and smile. I knew her from high school days and when she first started dating Murdoch. She would always come and say hello to me if we met years later at a community function. Our condolences to Murdoch and the rest of the MacDonald family. We have being traveling all over Canada…flying out Kamloops, BC tomorrow. Nancy would always keep us informed. Murdoch, I will get in touch when we get back.
From:  Donald and Sonia Smith