Fannie MacDonald

1 March , 19504 March , 2019

Fannie (Isadore) MacDonald Wagmatcook

The family of Fannie MacDonald, sadly announces her passing on March 4, 2019 at the Victoria County Hospital, Baddeck with family and friends by her side.

Born in Wagmatcook, she was the daughter of the late Peter Googoo and Julia (Kiju) Cremo.

Fannie was a loving wife and mother. My mother was a beautiful soul; she was full of love for everyone, never judged and would literally give her last dollar if someone needed it; that was just the way she was. She loved spending time with her grandchildren any chance she could and was a child at heart and loved being with them. She also loved her dear husband Kelvin MacDonald; she cherished her time with him and their little drives they would always take together; they were like two little love birds always very affectionate, like two teenagers in love. She loved spending time with daughter Rosemary Sparks and her son-on-law Brenton Sparks.

Fannie loved the outdoors and loved to go swimming. She loved her family very much and loved spending time visiting and chatting with them. Fannie attended CBU and earned a bachelor degree in arts and a major in psychology. She also earned a bachelor degree in Mi’kmaq studies at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB. She was an avid reader, loved books of all kinds and loved learning new things and acquiring knowledge. She loved people so much that she would make friends wherever she went. She often enjoyed a little gambling along with her favorite drink, a Singapore Sling, (lol), always hoping she would win big and talked about how she would help out her family when she won. She was always thinking of others before herself. She left us with her hope of the resurrection knowing that we would all be together again soon, and that gave her great comfort.

Fannie is survived by her loving husband Kelvin MacDonald; daughter Rosemary (Brenton) Sparks, Halifax; grandchildren Jéannine MacDonald, Tiauna Sparks, Angelica Sparks, Ajah Sparks, Déandre Cameron; sisters Sophie Pierro, Florence Phillips, Anne-Marie Burns, Barbara Googoo, Mary Louise Bernard, Nancy MacDonald; brothers Alfred Alex, Eldon Alex, Freeman Francis; godparents Colin Campbell and Miss MacNeil and godchild Freeman Jij Pierro.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son Alvin David MacDonald, sisters Nora Isadore, Charlotte Pierro ‘Cherry’; brothers Henry and Donald Googoo and grandparents Louise and Mary Isadore.

The family would like to thank the palliative care doctors and nurses along with the staff of the Victoria County Hospital where Fannie had been for the past six months battling cancer, for their exceptional care and compassion.

Visitation for Fannie MacDonald will begin after 4 pm on Saturday, March 9 at the Elder Center, 57 Fishery Rd, Wagmatcook. A traditional funeral service will take place on Monday, March 11 at 11 am at the Elder Center, 57 Fishery Road, followed by interment at the Queen of the World Cemetery. A salite will follow at the Wagmatcook Cultural Center.

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  • Kelvin MacDonald, Husband
  • Peter Googoo, Father
  • Julia (Kiju) Cremo, Mother
  • Rosemary (Brenton) Sparks, Daughter
  • Alvin David MacDonald, Son
  • Jeannine MacDonald; Tiauna Sparks; Angelica Sparks, Grandchildren
  • Ajah Sparks; Deandre Cameron, Grandchildren
  • Sophie Pierro, Sister
  • Florence Phillips, Sister
  • Anne-Marie Burns, Sister
  • Barara Googoo, Sister
  • Mary Louise Bernard, Sister
  • Nancy MacDonald, Sister
  • Alfred Alex, Brother
  • Eldon Alex, Brother
  • Freeman Francis, Brother
  • Colin Campbell and Miss MacNeil, Godparents
  • Freeman Jij Pierro, Godchild
  • Nora Isadore, Sister
  • Charlotte 'Cherry' Pierro, Sister
  • Henry Googoo, Brother
  • Donald Googoo, Brother
  • Louise and Mary Isadore, Grandparents


  • Visitation Saturday, 9 March , 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, 11 March , 2019

Fannie MacDonald

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Sharleen Gajewski

8 March 2019

It's is with great sadness to hear that Fannie Macdonald pass away.
Our deepest condolences go out to the
Fannie MacDonald family and friends
We personally never met Fannie.
But we know from her Daughter Rosemary she was a loving and supportive wife ,mother sibling and most of all a wonderful grandmother.
She will be miss by all.
Please take comfort that she is no longer suffering.
She is just sleeping until the promise found at John 5:28-29
All those in the memorial tombs will rise again.
Hold on to her memories in your hearts.
I personally would like to send a special prayer to Rosemary & Jeannine and the rest of her family and friends
Your in our hearts
Sorry we can't be there in person due to the distance between us.

Love from Bogdan,Sharleen, Justin & Jonathan Gajewski .Ontario

Lori Sparks

8 March 2019

From the moment I meant Fannie, I knew she was a one of a kind lady! A sweet, caring, loving, and very funny woman! I look forward to hearing her stories again and thank her so much for giving my three children another Grammie to love and be loved by! ❤️💜

Amanda Colley

7 March 2019

To Rose, Brenton and the grandchildren. Sending condolences to you all. Rose your mom was beautiful person, so funny and loved hugging everybody she met. Know you will see your mom again. Remember all the good times and wonderful years you had with your mom. Thinking of you all. Prayers and hugs from Amanda&Joe&Kaya Colley

Rosemary Sparks

7 March 2019

My mother was not only a beautiful soul but also a strong one. She was a residential school survivor and had it very hard from a very early age, but that did not stop my mother from living her life and making the best out of every situation. She was always playful and kind, always making a new friend with her spunky personality that you just could not help but be drawn to. Her laughter will forever be remembered as well as that beautiful warm smile. She truly was a special woman with a very big heart and So much love. You will forever be in our hearts, you were one of a kind.❤️ Rev-21:3,4. Until that day mom, in the new beautiful paradise where we will all be together again at last, forever ♥️ I love you. ♥️❤️

Jeannine MacDonald

7 March 2019

This right here is the strongest most pure hearted woman you’ll ever meet. Her life was hard right from the day she was born but she always fought through it while keeping a smile on her face. She never failed to make you laugh. When you met her you couldn’t help but fall in love with her personality. She is a one of a kind and will forever be in our hearts❤️