Donelda (MacPherson) MacDonald passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, December 23, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on October 7, 1952 in Sydney, Donelda was the daughter of the late Martin MacPherson and Ann Morrison and raised by the late adoptive parents, Walter and Mary Whiteway.
Donelda is survived by her companion, Brian Dean; sons, Douglas (Melanie) and Melvin; siblings, Martina Morris and Betty Romard; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and adoptive parents, Donelda was predeceased by brother, Martin ‘Mansie’ MacPherson.
Donelda was employed by Hatch for many years. She will always be remembered as a caring loving mother and her love for animals. Donelda had a quick wit and a great sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew her.
In honour of Donelda, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Cremation has taken place and graveside service will take place in the spring of 2020 in St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery, Frenchvale.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
so sorry to hear about your mother,she was a wonderful person
From: Jack and Marg Deane
Deepest condolences to Donelda’s Family and my Brother Brian. Donelda was a kind and caring person with a beautiful smile that could light up any room. I have many fond memories of her that I will cherish. RIP Donelda xoxo
From: Linda Rideout and Family