Colette MacDonald
1944 - 2022
Colette MacDonald
Visitation Information
Friday, June 24, 2022
Visitation Time
2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Service Time
Service Location
St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, NS - Funeral will be recorded and made available in the video tab
Requested Charity
Parkinson's Society Nova Scotia
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A memorial video for Collette can be found in the video tab.

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Colette (Stewart) MacDonald of Antigonish, on June 22nd, two days after her 78th birthday.  Mom lived and died at home, exactly where she wanted to be, with her family and devoted caregiver Haydee by her side.

Born in Crossroads Ohio, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Duncan and Catherine (MacLean) Stewart.

Mom was truly the center of our family, and she lived her life with dignity and poise.  Her love of children was paramount, starting with her own children and grandchildren and extending to 30 years of providing daycare, a calling which has led to many enduring friendships. Upon her retirement, she worked at Trendy’s, enjoying her time with her co-workers and the customers.  Her deep faith in God and love of family and friends cultivated her values of respect, kindness, forgiveness, and unconditional love.  Mom loved nothing more than gathering with family and friends, and we will all miss "Colette’s Cookies".

She leaves behind to mourn her daughter Jackie (Peter) Cameron, Southside Harbour; sons, Stewart, Nanaimo, BC; Eddie (Heather), Porters Lake, NS; Scott (Mélanie), Ottawa; Jason (Lisa), Port Hope, ON; and Daniel (Meghan), Ottawa; grandchildren, Edward Allan, Catherine, John, Drayden, Annie, Nolan, Jillian, Alexander, Brynleigh, and Annabelle whom she called "the babies". Her siblings Mary Ann (Harry) Vieno, Boston, MA; Christine (late Jim) MacLellan, Airdie, AB; Patsy (late Isadore) Chiasson, Dartmouth, NS; Anita (Jim) MacDonald, Regina, SK; Betty (late Milton) Murray, Gaspreaux Lake, NS; Kenneth (Helen), Antigonish, NS; Marguerite (Malcolm) Beaton, Mabou, NS; Sandy (Pat), Antigonish; and Jackie (Bruce) MacEachern, Hugh Duncan (Debbie) Stewart, and Doug (Ronda) Stewart, all of St. Joseph’s, NS; sisters-in-law; Anne, Helen, Margie, Kate, Christine, and  Maureen; and brother-in-law, Kenny and their families; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved and cherished. 

She is predeceased by her husband of 45 years, John, and brother Johnny who died at the tender age of 13.

Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish.  Funeral Mass will be held Saturday in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, at 11:00am with Reverend Danny MacLennan presiding.  The funeral will be recorded and made available on the funeral home website.

Mom fought the good fight and will be laid rest beside her husband, John, in St. Ninian Cemetery – together free of illness and disease, which we will celebrate.

In Memoriam, donations to Parkinson Society Nova Scotia appreciated.  Online condonlences:

Colette MacDonald