It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear brother, uncle and friend, Vincent John MacDonald, 53, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on Nov. 13, 1961 in Sydney, Vincent was the son of the late Jim and Eleanor (MacLeod) MacDonald.

Vincent is survived by his sister, Patsy (Raymond) Foley; niece, Kelley (Stephen) Lundrigan; nephews, Ray (Annie) Foley Jr. and Christopher Kelly; sister in-law, Judy MacDonald, Truro; as well as several aunts, uncles, great nieces and great nephews.

Besides his parents, Vincent was predeceased by his sister, Noreen Kelly and brother, James MacDonald.

In his earlier years, Vincent moved to Ontario and worked for HB Fuller as a chemical mixer. Due to a motor vehicle injury, Vincent returned to Cape Breton to live in his own home, where he was cared for lovingly by many wonderful nursing staff over the years and by his physiotherapist, dear friend, Eddie Orrell. Vincent will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Vincent John MacDonald will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 2:15-3 p.m. with service to follow at 3 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Archdeacon Brenda Drake officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area following the service.  Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Donations in memory of Vincent may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County or charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to thank ICU staff, doctors and palliative care staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the love and care given to Vincent during his time of need.

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

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So sorry for the loss of your loved one ….Thinking of you at this sad time …Thought's and prayer's for your family…Take care!! ( Hug's )
From:  Deryck & Marlene Abbass

My deepest sympathy to you, pasty and your family. You were such a great sister to Vincent. God Bless you
From:  Tina Leblanc Gillis

I am very sadden about your lost, my heart and prayers are with you.
From:  Charlie Vigneau 
Forever and always I will remember his beautiful smile…my deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time.
From:  Wanda Dickson

Dear Pasty,Raymond and Family, Vincent will be missed,he was a angel on earth and now one in heaven. We sat and watched you slip away We could not have you here to stay. You made us laugh,and cry, You were more comfort than we can say.As we sat and watched you slip away. We love you then as we do today In our hearts you will always be.From our hearts you cannot slip away. We will hold you there so tenderly. And part of our lives you will always be.So you will always be in our hearts. poem wrote by Aunt Marion RIP Vincent I have my memories forever. Love Ellen and Uncle Gordon

Dear Patsy, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Vince. He was always taken care of with great dignity and he was a fighter until the end. We will miss him in the neighbourhood.
God Bless… Cheryl and Billy Neville

Rest in Peace BFF.
From:  Marlene MacEachern 

Dear Patsy: We were so sorry to learn of your brother's passing. Thinking of you at this time with deepest sympathy, Claire & Maureen Sullivan

I was so very saddened to hear of the passing of your brother who I know you loved with all your heart. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. He will live on in your shared stories and your memories xx
From:  Averil Fogarty

Dear Patsy, My condolences on the passing of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with during the loss of your loved one. May God bless you all.
From:  Mary Borden

Thinking of you at this time of loss,condolences from Colleen Beaton and Glena Cameron.
From:  Glena Cameron

My heart felt condolences to you Patsy and Raymond, family. There was always a special place in my heart for Vince, I never forgot him. During my years in Nursing Vince was my "Special Person"
From:  Patsy Stewart