Ian Francis MacDonald
1947 - 2021
Ian Francis MacDonald
Visitation Information
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, there will be no public visitation
Service Information
Service Date
Monday, May 3, 2021
Service Time
Service Location
St. Ninan Cathedral - Live Stream will be in VIDEO tab
Burial Information
Burial Date
May 3, 2021
Burial Location
St. Ninian Cemetery
Requested Charity
Kidney Foudation; Palliative Care Society; VON Antigonish
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It is with regret that we announce the great loss of a husband, father, grandfather, Ian F. MacDonald, who passed away at his home on April 29, 2021.

Born in Tusket, Yarmouth County, he was the son of the late Alisdair and Geraldine (Martin) MacDonald.

Ian worked as an electrician at Stora Forest Industries for over thirty years.  While electrician was his trade, he was a true Jack of all Trades.  He would eagerly tackle just about any project put before him and do it well. He especially enjoyed passing his skills along to his boys. A true outdoorsman, he enjoyed time on his boat, fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling and in his younger years he was a top-level down hill skier as well as a track and field athlete.  Ian will be missed by many and fondly remembered for his quick wit.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila (Mattie); sons: Mark (Felicia), Linwood; Parry (Bethany), Labrador; Steven (Gena), Arisaig and Gordon (Heather), William’s Point; grandchildren: Caitlyn, Alex, Emily and Rylan; sister, Marie (Blaine) Mattie, Georgeville; brothers: Art, Port Hawkesbury and Mike (Linda), Dartmouth.

Due to covid 19 restrictions there will be no public visitation.  Funeral Mass will be held in St. Ninian Cathedral on Monday with a live stream link to funeral Mass available on this website at 11:00 am. Burial in the parish cemetery.

Donations in memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation, Antigonish Town & County Palliative Care Society or VON Antigonish.  Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.

Ian Francis MacDonald