Sandralea MacDonald
1945 - 2022
Sandralea MacDonald
Visitation Information
Tuesday, October 25, 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
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
St. Ninian Cathedral - Antigonish, NS
Requested Charity
Coastal K9 Rescue or the Lung Association of Nova Scotia
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It is with profound sadness that the family of Sandralea Mae (MacArthur) MacDonald announce her sudden passing at home in Antigonish on October 21,2022 at the age of 77.

Born in Goldboro on May 18th, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Vivian (Silver) & Robert MacArthur.

Growing up in Goldboro, she enjoyed swimming in the harbour, picking blueberries, and rocking her pet Hen to sleep.

Mom was a quiet, kindhearted, unassuming woman who put others' needs ahead of her own. She had a special way with animals and was always willing to help an animal in need - so much so that the neighbor's cats chose Mom's home as their own. She fostered for both the SPCA and Coastal K9 Rescue Society. The only thing she loved more than animals were her four children.

After many years of staying home to raise her four children and help run her former husband's business she took a leap of faith and started working as a receptionist at MacDonald Chrysler. She thoroughly enjoyed the friendships and laughter shared with her co-workers and customers for over 20 years. 

Mom enjoyed a game of chance, her TV Game shows, Judge Judy and something sweet to finish off her meal.

She is survived by her daughters, Shawna (Gerard) MacDonald, Antigonish; Sonya (Jim) Clarke, Calgary; and Sheena MacDonald, Thunder Bay; their father, Leo J. MacDonald, Antigonish; grandchildren, Kyle MacDonald and Kayla MacDonald, Antigonish; and Luke and William Clarke, Calgary; brother-in-law, Spurgeon Gammon, Antigonish; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Shane (4); sister, Barbara (MacArthur) Gammon; nephew, Darrell Gammon; and stepfather, Ranald MacLean.

The family wishes to acknowledge the staff of St. Martha’s Hospital, EHS Paramedics, Family First Medical, Continuing and Palliative Care for your assistance and compassion with Mom. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish.  Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, at 11:00am.  Burial in the parish cemetery.

Due to sensitivities, the family asks that all visitors remain scent-free.

Family flowers only please. Donations to honour Mom's memory may be made to Coastal K9 Rescue, which was very dear to her heart, or The Lung Association of Nova Scotia.  Online condolences:

We pray that Mom has now found peace in death that had eluded her in life after the death of her son Shane.


Sandralea MacDonald