It is with deep heartbreak and sadness that we the family announce the passing of our beloved father Angus(Gus) MacDonald.
Born in New Waterford February 1,1939 he was the son of the late John Alex MacDonald and Eileen(Lamb) MacDonald.
Gussie started his working days with Devco for many years, deep down in the coal mines he was one of the lucky ones that transferred too the rail road where he loved to drive his big cranes. Our father loved to garden, dance, and go to the casino, playing cards with his family and friends. Gus and Hazel would travel to Ontario where they would visit with family and friends. Dad loved to spend time with his children and grand-children and stories were told. He was an avid deer hunter he loved the country and the outdoors. He was at his happiest when he was in his favorite place in Frambois ,where is best friend would always be the Langer’s. Dad was a quiet man but he loved to talk, and had the biggest smile and biggest laugh. Gussie is survived by his wife Hazel Tonary sons David, Johnny, Robbie, Darren (Janet) also his daughters Theresa(Walter) Laurie (Shaun) Vera (Bobby)Step children that he loved and thought of them as his own.
Harold(Cheryl) Tonary, Mary Jean (Norman) Bodhaine, Shirley(Jim) Tonary, Michelle (Jason) Ratchford ,his sisters that he loved so dearly Sadie Chambers, Vera MacDonald, Theresa Perfect, Sister in law Katie Stanley. Dad had many grandchildren and great grand children nieces, nephews, and cousins that he loved and they loved him. Gussie is predeceased by his brother Raymond MacDonald, Sister Dorothy Parr, Brother in laws Danny Perfect, Rollie Chambers, Sister in law Dorothy MacDonald . Dad’s first wife Muriel MacDonald and beloved son Russell MacDonald and his special brother in law Glen Marsh.
He Only Takes The Best
God saw he was getting tired, And a cure was not to be ,So he put his arms around him, And whispered "Come with me", With tearful eyes we watched him suffer, And saw him fade away, Although we love him dearly, We could not make him stay, A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best, Although his heart stopped beating, His love will always remain, His absence puts upon our hearts, A very heavy strain, For now he is in a place of everlasting rest, We just have to understand that God, He only takes the best
Cremation has taken place under the Care of Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. A private service will take place.
To send condolences please visit foresthaven.ca
Any donations can be made to the Cancer Unit in Sydney