78, Halifax/Baddeck

It is with heartfelt sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Shirley Ann MacDonald on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at QEII, Halifax.

Born in Sydney, N.S., Shirley was the daughter of the late Alex T. and Mary Ann (MacLeod) MacDonald.

Shirley graduated from the Sydney City Hospital of Nursing as an R.N. She spent a great deal of time both working and volunteering at the Alderwood Rest Home in Baddeck. She was also involved with the Baddeck Hospice. Shirley loved entertaining, her bridge club and hosting her annual nurses’ reunions.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Meredith (Brian) Currie, Halifax and son, Dale (Angela) MacDonald, Fox Creek, Alta. She is also survived by her precious grandsons, Bronson and Reese Currie.

Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years, Wendell Blair MacDonald and a daughter, Wendy.

A memorial celebration for both Shirley and Wendell will be celebrated in Baddeck at a later date.

Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to a charity of choice.

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

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                        Online Condolences

Meredith, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. Thinking of you and your family xo
From:  Jeanine

Our deepest sympathy to Merdeth and Dale and families .Love Rudy and Rose
From:  Rosaire Jenkins

Deepest sympathies to the family for their loss.
From:  Fabien Barabe

Meredith, Dale and families – I was very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful person. My sincere condolences.
From:  David Reid

Meredith – I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
From:  Jackie Wamboldt

Just heard of Shirley’s passing here in Michigan. We had the good fortune to meet her and Wendell a few years ago during our visit to beautiful Nova Scotia. We are cousins on the MacAulay side of the family. Shirley and Wendell opened their home to my husband and I for a wonderful visit and they made us feel like family. Our condolences to her children and grand children- we got to see your photos and they just glowed when speaking of you all.
From:  Al and Laurie (MacAulay) Patrick