It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Patricia MacDonald, age 77, after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Sydney, Patricia was the daughter of the late Patrick and Agnes (Courage) Axworthy.
Patricia was affectionately known as ‘Nan’ to all her family and friends. She loved the simple things in life and will be missed by all who knew her.
Besides her parents, Patricia was predeceased by her husband, Reginald Donald MacDonald Jr., infant son, Francis, brother, David Axworthy and brother-in-law, Gerald Guillena.
Patricia will be sadly missed by daughter, Patricia MacDonald; son, Philip (Jody) MacDonald; granddaughter, Amanda Michelle MacDonald; sisters, Helen (Rheal) Duquette, Myrna Guillena and Carol (Rusty) Link; brothers, James (Marilyn) Axworthy and William (Celeste) Axworthy; brother-in-law, Lloyd (Roz) Hunt; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Visitation and funeral service prayers to celebrate the life of Patricia MacDonald will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Saturday, July 9, 2016. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 6-8 p.m. with service prayers to follow at 8 p.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Private family interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Patricia may be made to VON Cape Breton.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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Patricia & Myrna Thoughts and prayers to you in the loss of your Mom and sister.
From: Brenda Oakley
Patricia, Phil, Jody, Amanda; I am sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother. I met your Mom only a handful of times but she was a lovely Lady. Amanda you were her shining star, Patricia always told me about your sleepovers and playing house with her and your grandmother when you were much younger. May God Bless you all during your time of grief.
From: Gloria Cheetham
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom Patricia you were a good daughter you looked after her well, always worrying about her and making sure the doctors did what had to be done for her. I know how you feel, time is the only thing that helps after a while you remember all the good times you had together and not so much about the sickness my thoughts and prayers are with you and your brother family at this sad time.
From: Margo Poirier
We are so sorry to hear this news…may the memories she created help you all thru this difficult time. . . xoxo
From: Rosanna and Ches Keeping