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Inverness Funeral Home

45 MacIsaac Street, Inverness, NS

OBITUARY

John Murdock MacDonald

September 12, 1945March 29, 2020
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John Murdock MacDonald "The Hammer" Age 74, died at home in Port Hood, March 29, 2020. He was born in England to the late Donald (Johnny Murdock) and Alma (Hodges). He survived by his wife of 51 years, Ann (MacMaster); his 6 children, Sheila (Chris, deceased), Innisfil Ont; Angus, Halifax; Brenda, Glencoe Station; John Wayne, Glencoe Station; Donna (Sheldon) Port Hood; Helena (Mike), Fort McMurray Alta; grandchildren, Kaitlin, Brittany, Drew, Morgan, Caitlyn, Brooklyn, Logan, Samantha, Teasha, Sarah, Kyle, Bella, Daniel and Paige (who he thought of as his grandchild); great-grand children, Mason and Eilidh; siblings, Elizabeth (Pete), Gloria (Willie), Norman ( Carol), Catherine Ann (deceased) Burke, Gerard (Laura), Veronica (Vlad deceased), Donnie (Nellie), Frances (Clarey), Bernard, (deceased) and Janice (Hugh). Though dad was a mechanic, he had the brain of an engineer. Saying he could fix anything is no exaggeration. He retired from the Strait Regional School Board after 27 years. Prior to that he worked at the Texaco in Judique for 16 years. This is where he got the handle, "The Hammer". Those of you that knew him, know how much he struggled with COPD and how tough he was, he'd seldom complain. He loved his animals as much as he loved his family, friends, and peppermints. We will be forever grateful to Lori Anne, Paulette, Johnena, Dr. Ritter, Dr. Lok, his home care nurses, nursing and housekeeping staff at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital and Port Hood Fire Department First Responders. Thanks to dads wonderful neighbours and those who made frequent trips to visit him when he was in the hospital. Special thanks to Father Bernie MacDonald and Father Vincent vanZutphen for their spiritual guidance. Funeral Mass will be at a later date by the Inverness Funeral Home who has shown great compassion in our time of sorrow. Donations can made in memory of dad to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Breathe easy Dad! Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome

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  • Alma (Hodges) MacDonald, Mother (deceased)
  • Donald (Johnny Murdock) MacDonald, Father (deceased)
  • Ann (MacMaster) MacDonald, Wife
  • He is also survived by his 6 children, Sheila (Chris, deceased), Innisfil Ont; Angus, Halifax; Brenda, Glencoe Station; John Wayne, Glencoe Station; Donna (Sheldon) Port Hood; Helena (Mike), Fort McMurray Alta; grandchildren, Kaitlin, Brittany, Drew, Morgan, Caitlyn, Brooklyn, Logan, Samantha, Teasha, Sarah, Kyle, Bella, Daniel and Paige (who he thought of as his grandchild); great-grand children, Mason and Eilidh; siblings, Elizabeth (Pete), Gloria (Willie), Norman ( Carol), Catherine Ann (deceased) Burke, Gerard (Laura), Veronica (Vlad deceased), Donnie (Nellie), Frances (Clarey), Bernard, (deceased) and Janice (Hugh).

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  • Central Inverness Palliative Care Society

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John and Teresa Van Zutphen

April 6, 2020

Our sympathy to Ann and Family and to all the Donald Johnnie Murdock Family on John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John and Teresa van Zutphen

Jeanie Sears

April 5, 2020

So sorry to hear of John’s passing.
Deepest condolences from all the MacEachern children formally from West Mabou.
We can remember for sure, John’s kind and humble ways and most of all his smile.
We are thinking of all of you during this sad time.

Jenny Batherson

April 5, 2020

Sympathy to all the family. John was my neighbour for just 3 years but a great neighbour! You will be missed on Convent Street. Rest in peace!

Donnie MacIsaac

April 3, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Ann and her family. We knew John since his days at the Texaco and would meet up with at the Glencoe Days Always had a smile on and would have a good chat. Rest easy, John.
Donnie & Annette MacIsaac

Helen MacPhee

April 2, 2020

My sincerest condolences to his family. I hadn't seen him in many years but I remember his kindness. Rest in peace John.
Helen MacPhee

Betty Sommers

April 2, 2020

Fond memories of John and the rest of the MacDonald clan when we lived on Rocky Rifge Road! Rest In Peace John!🙏🙏🙏

Rannie & Stella MacRae

April 1, 2020

Dear Ann and family Rannie and I are sure going to miss John. He was a good neighbor and friend. Rannie will miss his visits with him. Be assured you will all be in our prayers. Rest in Peace John and breathe easy now.

HENRY Delorey

April 1, 2020

I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR OF JOHN;S PASSING. He was a great friend of mine and a hard worker and a great mechanic. My sympathy to all of you.

Jessica and Daniel MacLellan

April 1, 2020

Our sincere condolences go out to Ann and family and to all Johnny Murdock’s “crew”. We always thought of John as one of the best. Our thoughts and prayers. Jessica and Daniel,

The Mac Millan’s

April 1, 2020

Thinking of you and praying for the Lord’s comfort for you all during this time.
Our sincerest condolences,
Martha, Rick, Allan, Lois and Tracy Mac Millan.

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