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MacDonald, Mary Margaret, Age 65, Pleasant Valley, Antigonish County
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our dear mother and grandmother, Mary MacDonald, after a short, yet courageous, battle with cancer. Mary passed away gracefully in the palliative care unit of the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in the early morning hours of September 15th, 2022.
Born in Antigonish, on October 7th, 1956, Mary was raised with her many brothers and sisters on Braemore Avenue, where her father, Kenny Hudson, still resides. She had an idyllic childhood surrounded by family and many friends. She married the love of her life, Lawrence MacDonald, on May 22, 1976. Together they moved to Murphy Road, in Pleasant Valley, where they raised their two daughters.
Mary began her career at the RK MacDonald guest house. She then devoted 32 years of her life as a teller and later became a loan officer at the Bergengren Credit Union, where she made many friends that lasted her entire life.
Mary was a natural born caregiver to all. Some would even refer to her as an earth angel. She loved her husband, Lawrence, fiercely, and would become his primary caregiver in his later years during his many debilitating illnesses. She also devotedly cared for her mother, Theresa Hudson, during her battle with cancer.
Mary was a loving partner to her husband, Lawrence, for 46 years. She was an absolutely amazing mother to her two girls, Sherri and Angela, and would become a best friend to them both as they matured into adulthood. She was also the best nanny to her three granddaughters, Mariah, Trinity, and Brooke, whom she loved and protected fiercely. She was also a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to countless others.
She is survived by her two daughters; Sherri of Tracadie, and Angela (Gerard Kell) of South River Road, and her three granddaughters; Mariah MacDonald, Trinity Kell and Brooke Kell.
She is also survived by her father, Clarence (Kenny) Hudson of Braemore Avenue; her sisters (and dear friends); Joyce (John Crout) of Porter’s Lake, Dianne Bailey-Hudson of Antigonish, and Shirley (Jimmy MacDonald) of Arisaig; her brothers Arnold, Lawrence, and Louis (Lois Benoit) all of Antigonish, and Jimmy of Alberta; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her mother, Theresa Hudson, her husband, Lawrence MacDonald, her brother Mitch Hudson, her father-in-law Lawrence MacDonald, her mother-in-law Catherine MacDonald, and her brothers-in-law Carl Bailey, and Mervin Hauck.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral mass at Mary’s request. Donations in Mary’s name can be made to Antigonish Town & County Palliative Care Society, P.O. Box 996, Antigonish, NS B2G 2S3. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.
"Fly high with Dad and all the other angels in heaven Mom, until we meet again."