MacDonald, Everett Jerome, 75, of Lower South River, Antigonish County, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Tuesday, October 11, 2017 in the QEII Hospital, Halifax. Born in Goshen, Guysborough County, he was the son of the late Henry and Josie (Flynn) MacDonald. Everett resided in Lower South River most of his life. He was employed as a heavy machine operator for F.A. Tucker Ltd for several years. He was a 4th degree member of The Knights of Columbus Antigonish, a volunteer softball coach for many years, and an active member of Saint Ninian Cathedral Parish.
Everett is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley (MacMillan), Antigonish; children, Lynne (Dave), Halifax; Trevor (Katie), Halifax; siblings, Margaret (Peggy) (late Donald) Steeves , Ohio, Elizabeth (late Bernie) MacDonald, Antigonish; Gordon (Helen) MacDonald, Middleton; John (late Shirley) MacDonald, Antigonish; Leo MacDonald (Antigonish); and the light of his life his grandchildren, Chelsea, Aaron, Alexander and William. He is preceded in death by brothers Harry (Roberta) MacDonald and Lawrence (Patsy) MacDonald.
Visitation will be Friday, October 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St, Antigonish. Funeral services, with reception to follow, will be held on Saturday October 14th at 2:00 pm at St. Andrews Parish Church, 3858 Highway 316, Antigonish County. Donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Family flowers only please.
A special thanks to the cardiac intense care unit at the QEII Halifax for their efforts and compassion.