OBITUARY

Angus Bernard MacDonald

August 6, 1913December 11, 2018
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MacDonald, Angus Bernard, 105 It is with love and sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our father, Angus Bernard Mac Donald, on December 11, 2018, in Inverary Manor, Inverness, with his devoted family by his side. Angus Bernard MacDonald, 105, was the youngest son of Mary MacDonald (MacDonald) and Alexander MacDonald of Port Hood. Dad was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Dad was born and lived his entire life in Marble Hill, Port Hood where he married Annie Mae Mac Donald (MacDonell), whom he cherished (Deceased June 26, 2018). He was a great provider and a proud father of his 13 children: Alex (Sandra), Donelda (Craig), David (Sherry), Coline (James), Bernie, Joe, Bea (Todd), Maureen (Bob), Allan (Heather), Paul (Marguerite), Patricia (Steve); 23 grandchildren, 8 great- grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sons, Bernard and Joseph who died in infancy; and two daughters-in-law, Mary and Elizabeth; and siblings, John A., Marcella and Dougald Joe and a brother in infancy, Angus Ronald. Dad attended Port Hood Academy. He was a licensed Electrician and Plumber and Oil Burner Mechanic, one of few tradespersons in Nova Scotia to have three Red Seal certifications. He retired at 90 and maintained an ongoing consultative role with family and friends. Where do we start to describe our 105 year old father: a man of a few words, who when he spoke, we listened.... to his wisdom and his expectation that we be accountable. We marvelled at: his deep thinking ability, his zest for life and unending curiosity and quest for knowledge, his resourcefulness and patience to find a solution to whatever electrical or plumbing problem that presented itself, his genuine interest in everything and everybody, his strong work ethic, stoic personality, his story telling, his remarkable memory and keen mind until his last moment. Dad loved a good tasty meal followed by a cup of tea (milk in first) from a china cup. As much as he loved being around home he made some very special trips, especially a return to Goose Bay, Labrador, where he worked during WWII. A very special thank you is extended to the entire staff at the Inverary Manor, especially the staff in The Highland Villa whose special care and compassion during Dad’s stay filled him with joy. Thank you to Dr. Suzie Egar for her steady commitment to Dad’s ongoing health and the Pallative Care Team for their support. Visitation will be held in Port Hood and Area Resting Place on Thursday, December 13 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday December 14, from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, in St. Peter’s Parish Church, Port Hood, with Fr. Vincent vanZutphen officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Port Hood Cemetery Fund, Ronald MacDonald House, or to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made to:www.invernessfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Mary (MacDonald) MacDonald, Mother
  • Alexander MacDonald, Father
  • Annie Mae (MacDonell) MacDonald, Wife
  • Angus Bernard is survived by his children, Alex (Sandra), Donelda (Craig), David (Sherry), Coline (James), Bernie, Joe, Bea (Todd), Maureen (Bob), Allan (Heather), Paul (Marguerite), Patricia (Steve), 23 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 sons Bernard and Joseph who died in infancy and two daughters-in-law, Mary and Elizabeth; siblings, John A., Marcella and Dougald Joe and a brother in infancy, Angus Ronald.
  • DONATIONS

  • Inverary Manor, Inverness or to St. Peter's Parish Cemetery Fund, Port Hood
  • Ronald MacDonald House

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Angus Bernard MacDonald

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Simon Aucoin

December 28, 2018

So sorry for your lost.

Allan Mac Donald

December 16, 2018

To the entire Angus Bernard family please accept our sincere condolence of the passing of a great father and uncle. We had many visits with Uncle Angus in Port Hood growing up and working on the farm with my cousins during the summers. When we purchased our cottage in Margaree in 2002, we were able to visit more often with my children to show them the roots of my father and Uncle Angus. We had many visits to his home in Inverness and on our last time this November we discussed the usual conversation regarding the flies in Margaree, which are bad and why there are none in Port Hood. Angus recall was amazing of events and people who have come and gone in our lives. We were sorry not to be able to attend the service but we were thinking of everyone during the time. We will have a mass offered in the memory of Angus in the new year.
Thank you,
Allan & Eileen Mac Donald
Oakville, Ontario.

John MacDonell

December 15, 2018

We have many happy memories of Angus Bernard. He had such a wonderful memory and always asked about everyone in the family. We especially remember Angus, Mae and the whole family standing, sitting around the kitchen “out home” at Mommas and Popa MacDonells laughing, talking and just having a good time.

Angus was always willing to give advice and a helping hand. We will always remember Angus and he will not be forgotten.

Now Angus is with the love of his life Mae.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

With love,
Johnie & Jeanette

Anne Marie LeGrand

December 15, 2018

Dave and family
Thinking of you this morning as you say goodbye to your father. I did not know him but he sounded like a remarkable man. You were fortunate to have him for so long but it is still hard to let them go. May God be with you as you grieve your loss.

Leo lisa Heukshorst

December 15, 2018

To the Mac Donald family.
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father,our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
We are away and so sorry we can’t come to say good bye.
Leo lisa

Douglas & Patricia MacDonald (John A.)

December 14, 2018

Our sympathies and condolences to Alex, Donelda and the other family members. Uncle Angus Bernard was truly a remarkable individual, supported by the fact that he lived into his 106th year in sound mind. As a youth, I spent many summers at the farm on Marble Hill. In the early 1950's Uncle Angus dug by hand, a 4 foot deep trench to bring a water supply line from the main water well on the other side of the road to the farm house. A distance of at least 1200 feet or more. It took him most of the summer on his own. He was a modern backhoe in his day. The images of Angus picking and shovelling this trench are still very vivid in my memory, and there is a photo in the memory album of Angus in the trench with one of the children. A man of many accomplishments.

Angus Bernard had a full and complete life.

Doug & Patricia MacDonald, Ottawa (John A)

Mary MacQuarrie

December 14, 2018

Sending my condolences to the family of Angus Bernard.

Linda Gray

December 14, 2018

Maureen and Family.

There are no words to express our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear father Angus. It was an honour and a privilege to have met him. He is now sitting there holding your dear mother's hand and watching over all of you. He was a fine man that Pa of yours.
May the memories you have and the love of your family and friends get you through this most difficult time.

Linda, Ozzie, Chad, Erin and Michelle. xo

Linda Gray

December 14, 2018

Maureen and Family.

There are no words to express our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear father Angus. It was an honour and a privilege to have met him. He is now sitting there holding your dear mother's hand and watching over all of you. He was a fine man that Pa of yours.
May the memories you have and the love of your family and friends get you through this most difficult time.

Linda, Ozzie, Chad, Erin and Michelle. xo

Ann Marie Rankin (MacNeil)

December 14, 2018

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Lots of great memories of visits exchanged between your family and ours at Marble Hill and Blackstone, due to the closeness of our fathers being first cousins (their mothers being sisters from Blackstone). Your family was certainly blessed with terrific parents. Both were so welcoming and hospitable. The last time we saw your father was at Mom’s wake, and he was the same Angus Bernard, asking how everyone was. The family did a terrific job of capturing the essence of Angus Bernard in the obituary and in the accompanying pictures . You can tell by the online memories, too, that the community caught the spirit of your father and family. Take care, love Ann Marie (MacNeil) and John Archie Rankin