It is with deep sadness that we, the family announce the peaceful passing of John Wayne MacDonald in the Cove Guest Home, Sydney, on Friday, January 28, at the age of 59.

Born in Sydney, John was the son to Gilbert (Debbie) MacDonald and the late Catherine (Les Sykes) MacDonald.

John was a loving father, hard worker, and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He enjoyed activities with the dogs, Rocky and Apollo. John loved playing darts, card games, coaching baseball, cooking, fishing, and life. He was the type of person who opened his doors to anyone who needed his help. John will be missed by all who knew him.

John was a loving husband to our beloved mother, Claudelle and father to Corey (Katerina) and Shawn (Chandra). He is survived by his brothers, Neil (Peggy), Carl (Betsy), Freeman (Rose), Michael and sisters, Sally (Steve) Shaffer, and Lisa. John also loved his grandchildren, Deshawn and Jayden. He had one special God daughter, Julianne Alleyne. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Besides his mother, John is predeceased by infant sister, Nancy and grandchild, Carter Alexander.

Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of John MacDonald will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 12 noon in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Private family interment will take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney at a later date.

Covid protocols will be practiced at the service.

Donations in memory of John may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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


Online Condolences

So sorry for pain loss of John really Awesome Person RIP Love you All Family Hugs

From:  SANDRA Charlie Webber

We send our prayers and condolences to John’s family as this transition begins without his physical presence.
Remember that John’s spirit will continue to live on through everyone he knew. We will always remember his kind and hospitable nature. May he rest in peace.

From:  Jerry Brewster and Michael Milner

Claudelle, Cory and Shawn
Alex and I were so sad to hear of Johns’ passing. John was a great guy who was taken Home far too soon. We know he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him especially you and the boys.
Thoughts and Prayers xo
From:  Alex .Janet , & family