It is with saddened hearts that we, the family of Howard John MacDonald, announce his sudden passing on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at home in Sydney.

Born on September 21, 1960, in Sydney, Chow was the son of the late Clarence and Evelyn (Darby) MacDonald.

Chow loved fishing and playing the odd game of shinny with his son. Howard spent much of his career in the bar industry, starting out as a bar tender at the Keltic and then moving up to manager of the Shingle Inn for many years.

Howard is survived by his only son, Zachary MacDonald, Calgary; sister, Jane, Sydney; brother, Eric, Calgary; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides his parents, Chow was predeceased by his brother, Richard ‘Ricky’ MacDonald.

Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Howard MacDonald will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Saturday, December 16, 2023. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 12 noon to 2 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney at a later date.

Donations in memory of Chow 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

We are so very sorry for your loss.
From:  Bill & Doris Mullins

Although I won’t be at your service,, you will remain in my heart until the end of time. Loves wins
From:  Anne Marie quirk

So long for now my love. See ya
From:  Anne m quirk

Jane , Eric , Zachary and Family , please accept our Sincere Heartfelt Condolences on the passing of Howard. He was our Best Friend , our Best Man at our Wedding and an all around great guy . Unfortunately we will be unable to attend his service on Saturday but please know you will all be in our thoughts and prayers . He will be sadly missed by us and all who knew and loved him . RIP Chow.
From:  Ron and Carol Boutilier

Very sorry to hear of Howie’s passing. Such a kind gentle soul. Heartfelt condolences to Eric and family. Rest in Eternal Peace Howard.
From:  Lynn Bond MacEachern

I love u
From:  Anne Marie Quirk

You are the light of my life. Miss u. Kiss jenny and Bay love.
From:  Anne Marie Quirk

A true gentleman. A life well lived but gone too soon. See ya, miss and love you
From:  Anne Marie Quirk