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Inverness Funeral Home

45 MacIsaac Street, Inverness, NS

OBITUARY

Marjorie Joyce Cobb-MacDonald

June 5, 1951January 17, 2020
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Marjorie Joyce MacDonald - May Her Loving Embrace Be Felt for Eternity

Our world lost a beautiful glowing light in the passing of our Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Grandmother and Friend.

Marjorie Joyce MacDonald made a peaceful departure on January 17, 2020 from Saint Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Marjorie, or Marge as she was affectionately referred to, was known for her warmth, kindness, sense of style, her delicious cooking, and the love she had for her family. The nickname bestowed upon her by her grandchildren was “Grandma Glamour” (or GG for short), a most fitting description for this beautiful woman. GG was often in her favourite place: her kitchen. She could be found making meals for those in need, whipping up dinner for family and friends or baking for her grandchildren - no one made biscuits like Grandma! Her kind and gentle nature made her perfect for a career in Personal Work, where she spent many fulfilling years working with those in need at Mary’s Hill Home in Mabou and Small Options in Inverness.

Marjorie was a truly rare, self-sacrificing soul. She spent her childhood years in Judique, and as a teen moved with her family to Boston, Mass., in search of new opportunities. She was hired at John Hancock Insurance and quickly established herself as a key member of their team. Although she enjoyed the work and the connections with other people, she took immense pleasure in the opportunity to dress and present herself in a professional manner. After she met and married her best friend and true love Alex, she moved back to Cape Breton to raise their family. The thoughts and feelings of others were important to her, and she was blessed with the gift of wisdom at such a young age to truly understand what it means to live a rich and fulfilling life.

Marjorie had the power to see the positive in everything and everyone. Whether it was dealing with her own health struggles (cancer), lending a helping hand in her community as a member of the CWL, supporting friends, or sharing the joys and challenges of her family, she could always be counted on to be a warm and supportive force.

Marjorie is survived by her devoted husband and life partner of 47 years, Alexander MacDonald; loving children, Theresa (Mike Renton), Shelley, Derek, Kyle, Jessica (Mark MacIsaac); precious grand-children Drew, Cole, Mia, Jace, Callie Mae, Camden, Bradyn, Reegan Elle; as well as her mother, Theresa Cobb Avery; siblings, John (Anne-Marie) Jesslyn (Thomas Conway) Gary, Yvonne (Richard Conway), Patrick; and sister-in-law, Diane Cobb. She is predeceased by her brothers, Reginald, Bernard, Albert and Tyrone.

Visitation will take place in Port Hood and Area Resting Place on Wednesday January 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place in St. Peter’s Parish Church, Port Hood at 11 a.m. on Thursday January 23rd with Father Andrew Gillies officiating. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Saint Martha’s Palliative Care Unit or the Port Hood and Area Resting Place. online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

“It is not length of life, but depth of life” Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • FAMILY

  • Theresa Cobb-Avery, Mom
  • Alex MacDonald, Husband
  • Theresa MacDonald (Mike Renton), Daughter
  • Shelley MacDonald, Daughter
  • Derek MacDonald, Son
  • Kyle MacDonald, Son
  • Jessica MacDonald (Mark MacIsaac), Daughter
  • She is also survived by her precious grand-children Drew, Cole, Mia, Jace, Callie Mae, Camden, Bradyn, Reegan Elle; siblings, John (Anne-Marie) Jesslyn (Thomas Conway) Gary, Yvonne (Richard Conway), Patrick; and sister-in-law, Diane Cobb. She is predeceased by her brothers, Reginald, Bernard, Albert and Tyrone.
  • DONATIONS

  • Canadian Cancer Society of Nova Scotia
  • St. Martha's Hospital Palliative Care Unit
  • Port Hood and Area Resting Place

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 23, 2020

Memories

Marjorie Joyce Cobb-MacDonald

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Brian Graham

January 25, 2020

Dear Alex and family,
I was very sorry to hear that Marjorie had passed away. My thoughts are with you and I send my sincere condolences to you all.
Brian Graham
Vancouver

Jessie And Jimmie Mac Kinnon

January 24, 2020

Our condolences going out to the family of Margie she was a true friend I will miss her visits to Boston the lunches we went out for and all our shopping trips and all those beautiful meals she cooked for us Margie you will always be missed and never forgotten love you always Jessie and Jimmie

Irene & Bill Mallett

January 24, 2020

We had the pleasure of meeting Marg a few years ago when we rented Chris’s cottage in
Port Hood. What a beautiful lady , a real inspiration to us with her courage , kindness and warm welcome, she will always remain in our heart.

Kaye Beaton Larwill

January 24, 2020

Alex and family so sorry to hear about Marjorie’s passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Kaye & Ed

Joan/Gerard Ferguson

January 23, 2020

Alex and family, heartfelt sympathy to you at this most difficult time. Cherish the fun loving memories you shared with Marjorie and remember "to live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die. "

Lorna Poirier

January 23, 2020

Alex and Family....
Our sincere condolences to all. We were so sorry to hear of your loss and also that we cannot express this in person. We are currently visiting Charlene in Calgary.
Take care. Love and Prayers.
Donald and Lorna Poirier.

Frank A & Paula MacLEAN

January 23, 2020

Dear Alex & family,
Thinking of you during this heart breaking sorrowful time .
Our family had many enjoyable moments over the years with
Margorie. She was such a beautiful person.
Our sincere sympathy.
Love,
Frank & Paula MacLean

Glen MacInnis

January 23, 2020

Alex Mac Donald
There are no words that can speak to how you must be feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time in need. It is with the deepest respect and honor in which I have for you and feel privileged of being one of many students of yours.
My Sincere condolences,
Glen MacInnis

Garrett MacLean

January 23, 2020

My condolences to you all. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Cheryl Leverton (MacLean)

January 23, 2020

Dear,
MacDonald family,

Sending my sincere condolences, to you all during this difficult time. I hope the precious memories of Majorie help you through the tough days.
She will surely be missed at all those family gatherings !

Sincerely,
Cheryl

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