It is with broken hearts that we, the family, regret to announce the passing of Keith Charles MacDonald, on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on December 20, 1952 in Glace Bay, Keith was the son of the late Ralph Charles and Eunice Mae (Stubbard) MacDonald. Keith was a loving, kind, gentle soul who loved his family and friends.
Keith was a hard working and dedicated man. In his early years he worked in the Motel business in Antigonish. Then when he moved to Halifax he worked as a Supervisor and Residential Support Worker. Finally, when he returned to Sydney, he worked for Kenmount Ford and then the MacDonald Group at Ford and Kia.
Keith is survived by his loving wife, Moira Arleen MacDonald; son, Kyle (Michelle Roach) MacDonald; daughters, Nicole MacLeod MacPherson (Ray MacPherson) and Kimberly Smith; the children’s mother, Joan Theriault; grandchildren, Judi Smith and Ryan Smith; son-in-law, James Smith; sisters-in-law, Gail MacDonald, Maureen ‘Sissy’ Crummey, Rose Berkshire, Linda Hollahan and Angela Hollahan; brothers-in-law, Shauen Hollahan and Randy Berkshire; as well as an uncle, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and neighbours.
Besides his parents, Keith is predeceased by his brother, Glen MacDonald; son-in-law, Clive MacLeod; father-in-law, Leo Andrew Hollahan; mother-in-law, Mary Helen Hollahan; brothers-in-law, Bernard Hollahan, Blaise Hollahan and George Curmmey and sister-in-law, Gloria Hollahan Kober.
Cremation has taken place. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a service will be held at a later date.
We, the family, would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Emergency Department, IMCU, Palliative Care and Dr. Pahill and the staff at the Cancer Center of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, the Paramedics of the Emergency Health Services and the Cape Breton VON for all they did for Keith during his illness.
Donations in memory of Keith may be to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Patient Care Fund or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
I had the pleasure of working with Keith at Mac Donald Ford. A nicer guy could not be found. I am sorry for his loss.
From: Doug Mac Leod
My sincere condolences to everyone during this difficult time.God Bless
Sending my deepest condolences to Keith’s family. I had the pleasure of working with Keith at MacDonald Auto Group. He had an energy about him that was contagious and made the work environment, well just better. Hard working, respectful, friendly and always asking about my family and telling me how proud he was of his. Most recently I bumped into Keith and met his wife before the holidays as they were shopping for their grandchildren. We had a great conversation, and I’m so happy I bumped into him that’s day. Rest In Peace Keith.
From: Lisa MacEachern
My condolences to Moira and family at this untimely loss. Keith will be missed. You are in our prayers. Uncle Barry and Pat.
Moira and families..
My thoughts are with each of you at this sad time.
Moira and Family, We have lost a great neighbour and friend. We have shared many memories and laughs with Keith over the last 13 years. Keith was a wonderful person who would help you with any project you were doing, drive you anywhere you needed to go and find any tool, item or gadget you needed. We are sure going to miss him in the back yard and around the campfire. God bless and rest assured he now sleeps in Heaven.
Moira, Kyle, Nicole, Kim and families, I send my condolences. I am sorry to hear about Keith passing away. It is so hard to believe that him and Glen are both gone now. I am glad we got to spend that time in Cheticamp when we did. He will be missed. Please take care.
So sorry for your loss Moira. Keith was such a wonderful amazing person with a great sense of humour. I know he will be missed dearly by many.
Moira and family, my heartfelt condolences on your loss. Keith was a kind man and easy to talk to. We shared a love of Kia Soul’s and had many a conversation about it. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Moira, it is sad to hear of Keith’s passing. So glad to have spent such a wonderful time with the two of you last summer in your beloved Cape Breton. There will be difficult times ahead, but know that you are loved. Condolences to you and all of Keith’s families. Love from both of us.
I would like to offer my condolences to Moira and family at this time of loss . I had the great opportunity to work with Keith at the Mac Donald Auto Group for a period of time . He was such a great friend and co worker and he will be missed by all that knew him . Rest in peace my good friend.
We worked with Keith since 2009.
There was never a more loyal, kind, hard working, and dedicated person to work with.
We had lots of laughs and enjoyed his company the whole time.
We offer our deepest condolences to family and friends.
MacDonald Auto Group
Moira and family,
We were truly saddened to hear of Keith’s passing. Keith was such a kind soul. I’m sure he’s sitting around a firepit, with music playing, waiting for his turn at washer toss. Our heartfelt condolences to you and the family. Keith will be fondly remembered.