Barbara MacDonald

Obituary of Barbara Lynn MacDonald

Barbara Lynn MacDonald peacefully took her final breath at Prince County Hospital on January 29, 2021. Her husband and soulmate, and her daughter and best friend saw the end of her brief but merciless journey with cancer meet a bittersweet ending. Born in Ottawa, Ontario on January 13, 1950, Barb was the darling wife of Kevin MacDonald (Charlottetown). Barb and Kevin shared 20 years of walks along Dalvay Beach and Victoria Park, cheering on the Blue Jays and Raptors sports teams, numerous platters of fish and chips and countless episodes of Coronation Street.  She was the most loving, nurturing, generous and selfless mother to Shelley Hanson (Jason Woodside) of Charlottetown and Ross Hanson (Grace) of Toronto. She was a sweet and caring Grammie to Kylan, Maddon and Rhivi. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren and loved any opportunity to attend music performances and school concerts. Barbara was a dear friend of Doug and Linda McNeil with whom she and Kevin spent many days at the beach. She was the loved and respected daughter-in-law to Henry “Bud” MacDonald (Mae), sister-in-law to Heather MacSwain (Rollie) and Kathy Adams and the kind and caring aunt of Ben MacSwain, Katelyn Miller (Dave), Julia MacSwain, Joee Adams (Jamie Hood) and Jarrod Adams (Kristy Dutcher). 

She was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Emily Elmer (Summerside), sister-in-law Sharon MacDonald Desaulniers, and mother-in-law Marina MacDonald. Her shining smile, spark and sense of style and love of shoes will be missed by her co-workers and customers at Proude’s Shoes, especially her best friends Carole, Jayne, Bonnie and Fran. She loved her family and friends, the beach, pictures, clothes, seafood, sports, cupcakes, the colour yellow and shoes. 

Shelley and Kevin wish to thank the staff at the Palliative Unit at PCH for their skill, support, compassion and care. 

Resting at Hillsboro Funeral Home, Stratford. Cremation will take place. A celebration to honour her memory will take place at Dalvay Beach in the summer. 

Expressions of sympathy can be shown by sharing a favourite memory and contributing to a memorial flower garden to be planted in the spring ℅ Shelley Hanson

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