Magdalene MacDonald

Obituary of Magdalene MacDonald

Peacefully at the Riverview Manor, Montague on Monday, August 21, 2023, the death occurred of Magdalene MacDonald, of Cornwall and formerly of Little Pond, age 93 years.


Loving mother of Linda, Sally, Beverly, Donna (deceased), Laura (Steve) and Carla. Cherished grandmother of Bobby (deceased), Philip and Nathan Evans; Joshua (deceased), Sara Lise and Mitchell Underhay; Jessica, Jennifer, Brodie and Robert Pellerin; Thomas Ashby; and Branden, Emily and Evan Cornish. Beloved great-grandmother of Oliver (deceased) and Linden Underhay, and Felix and Luna Evans. Magdalene is fondly remembered by her furry friend Fred. Predeceased by her parents, George and Catherine (MacLellan) MacPherson; husband, Robert J. MacDonald; siblings, Sr. Sally CND, Gerald, John F., Donald, George and Joseph MacPherson, and son-in-law, Fraser Evans.


Magdalene taught school for 40 years throughout Kings County.  At the age of 60, she retired from teaching. Not one to rest on her laurels, she studied to become a Licensed Nursing Assistant and enjoyed many years of nursing.


When she officially retired in her late 70s, she continued using the knowledge from both of her careers through volunteer work.  She assisted at Westwood Primary School as well as Hospice PEI. 


Tutoring was an integral part of who she was and she made 'teachable moments' for everyone - particularly her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Magdalene had a deep unshakable faith which got her through difficult times throughout her life.


Resting at Hillsboro Funeral Home from where visiting hours will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 4-7 p.m.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated from St. Francis de Sales Church, Little Pond on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 3:00 pm.  Following the interment in the parish cemetery, a reception will be held at the Little Pond Community Centre.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made online to St. Francis de Sales Parish Cemetery Fund.

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