Donald MacEachern

Obituary of Donald Joseph MacEachern

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With profound sadness we announce the passing of Donald "Donnie" Joseph MacEachern in the early morning of Dec 11, 2021. Born April 9, 1945 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Donald was a son of the late Gill and Mary (Barry) MacEachern.
 

He grew up in Antigonish with many youthful summers at Mabou Harbour. He was a proud Ironworker, "I loved being an Ironworker" and his career took him to all parts of Canada.  Eventually establishing his home in Livingstones Cove as his happy place where he hosted his many visitors.


His love of cars, especially older models, and motorcycles was well known. This fondness took him to many racetracks, antique car shows and motorcycle gatherings.  He refurbished many vehicles which he picked up at locations across North America.


Donald is survived by his brothers Alexander (Evelyn), Monastery, John and  sister Doreen (Sandy) Smith, Antigonish,  partner Theresa Gillis and a number of nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces. He was predeceased by sister Ann, in infancy.


His lifelong struggle with Bronchiectasis did not deter his efforts with all his interests. Never complaining, charging ahead with smiles, jokes and repartee with all. 

The family would like to thank the Palliative Care team of Dr. MacKenzie, nurses Heather and Valerie; VON nurse Tracey and family physician, Dr. Eckhart. Also, for his latest illness, the Oncology Units at the QEII and Sydney Hospitals. Thank you also to his partner Theresa for the care given over the last year and the support of long time friends Gary MacKenna, Mike Novak and many neighbours.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral mass 11 am Thursday, December 16 in St. Ninian Cathedral with cousin Rev. John Barry presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, St. Martha's Regional Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Please note: Covid-19 protocols will be in place with proof of vaccination, with QR code preferred, and photo I.D. required. Masks must be worn. Anyone who is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or who who has been in contact with any positive exposure should avoid attending the visitation and funeral. Restrictions are changing frequently. Please check  http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus for updates.  Thank you for your continued cooperation during these times.

 

Wednesday
15
December

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
MacIsaac Funeral Home
61 Pleasant St
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 863-3414
Wednesday
15
December

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
MacIsaac Funeral Home
61 Pleasant St
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 863-3414
Thursday
16
December

Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Thursday, December 16, 2021
St Ninian's Cathedral
121 St. Ninian St
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-863-2338

Burial

St. Ninian's Cemetery
121 St. Ninian Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
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