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Donald Angus MacPherson

November 17, 1947October 23, 2020

Donald Angus MacPherson, 72, died unexpectedly on October 23, 2020 in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. He was born November 17, 1947, in Inverness. A son of the late Donald Joseph and Flora Jane (MacLellan) MacPherson, Blackstone. Donald moved to the United States in 1968 where he met his wife, Mary Diane (Tomkins) MacPherson, from South West Margaree, Cape Breton. They celebrated their 50th anniversary this past July. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his daughter, Mary Christine (Stuart Murray) MacPherson and son, Donald Joseph (Marlo) MacPherson II, kids, Matthew and Megan, both from Londonderry N.H. Donald was known to all as a kind, generous hard working man, always eager to lend a hand. His family and love of animals were a constant source of joy. When not helping friends and family, he could be found listening to fiddle tunes with his sidekick, Smokey. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Allen, Hughie (Audrey) and Andrew (Myrtle); sister-in-law, Sharon (Edwin) Tompkins and his granddaughter, Diane (DiDi). Surviving in addition to his wife and children are sisters, Annabelle (DD) Gillis and Mary Catherine (Stewart) Gillis, along with many nieces and nephews.

Mass will take place in Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, West Lake Ainslie, Wednesday October 28, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. Internment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, West Lake Ainslie. Rather than flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the St. Mary's Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

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  • Flora Jane (MacLellan) MacPherson, Mother (deceased)
  • Donald Joseph MacPherson, Father (deceased)
  • He is survived by his wife Diane, daughter, Mary Chrisitne (Stuart Murray) MacPherson and son, Donald Joseph (Marlo) MacPherson II, kids, Matthew and Megan, both from Londonderry N.H.
    In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Allen, Hughie (Audrey) and Andrew (Myrtle); sister-in-law, Sharon (Edwin) Tompkins and his granddaughter, Diane (DiDi). Surviving in addition to his wife and children are sisters, Annabelle (DD) Gillis and Mary Catherine (Stewart) Gillis, along with many nieces and nephews.

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susan madden

November 19, 2020

Always willing to help anyone! My sympathies to the family

John Madden

November 18, 2020

A great neighbor and friend. My sympathies to his family. RIP

Beth Cronin

October 29, 2020

To my dear cousins, I am so sorry to hear about this sudden loss. Donald Angus is etched in my mind with his big muscles and even bigger heart. Family reunions or The Highland Games were always more fun with when he was there. I can hear his chuckle and see his eyes light up with pride whenever he spoke of one of you. You were his heart and made him so happy. Many prayers and much love, Beth (Florence and Dan's daughter)

James Cusson

October 29, 2020

Dearest Donnie and family, I am truly saddened at your loss. Your dad, husband, grandfather, uncle and friend was one of the nicest guys I have ever had the pleasure to have known and worked with. I looked forward to seeing him on the job as he always was a bright spot in the day. I will miss looking forward to breakfast with him, no matter how seldom the opportunity occurred. He will forever be in my thoughts.

Khrissy Peterson

October 28, 2020

Donald Angus or Big Donnie as I have always called him, was an amazingly patient and kindhearted man. As I look around, I see his handiwork in just about every room. Whenever I hear fiddle music, I smile; remembering how he savored fiddle hour. I can see it as though it were yesterday. He would lean way back (somehow, never toppling over) in those kitchen chairs, his foot tapping, an O’Doul’s in one hand and a cookie in the other.
I frequently tell tales of the man who fed the woodchucks, kept heated cat beds for strays and even bought hot, rotisserie chickens to feed the turkey vultures. How his love for sweets, led to my obsession with Vachon caramel cakes. And how I loved every minute spent at 3 Constitution Dr.
I am deeply saddened by his untimely passing, but he will live on, alongside DiDi in the fondest of my memories. To the MacPherson family, I am forever in your debt for the love that you have shared with me.

Florence Cronin

October 28, 2020

Dear Diane, Chrissy, Donnie, Annabelle, and Mary Catherine,

As city children, Jean and I loved visiting our two families of MacPherson cousins in the summer, running through wide fields, picking raspberries, and playing cards at night. What a great reunion ten of those cousins must have had when Donald arrived!

I cannot imagine how sad this must be for all of you to say goodbye to dear Donald Angus. He loved his family and all his animals so much. He was strong, hard-working, and kind hearted.. ..always busy doing another project, porch, kitchen, or renovation for someone. We will all miss him.

May God reward him for his goodness, and may your sweet memories be a comfort.

Fondly,
Florence and Dan Cronin

Ruth and Archie Gillis

October 28, 2020

We want to send our deepest condolences and love to all of you. Donald Angus was a very special man and will be greatly missed by all. You will be in our thoughts and prayers . Always love Ruth and Archie

Jessie Mac Kinnon

October 27, 2020

My Condolences Going Out To All The MAC Pherson Family He Was A Great guy and Sure Will Be Missed

Arlene MacIntosh

October 27, 2020

Diane and family...we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this extremely difficult time. Donnie was not only a neighbour but a great man and a wonderful friend. Donnie always offered a helping hand, he will be sorely missed. Sincere condolences,
Carol MacIntosh and family

Harold and Florence Mac Lean

October 27, 2020

Our deepest sympathy Diane and family!So very sad to hear of the passing of Donald !He was such a nice and kind person!We have very fond memories of the week he and Hughie spent here doing our deck!Love and hugs to you all!

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