Susan (MacLean) MacDonald

Born: Wed., Feb. 12, 1930
Died: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
Location: St. John's United Church

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Susan C. MacDonald
Big Bras d’Or

It is with great sadness that we, the family, regret to announce the passing of our dearly beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and aunt, Susan C. (MacLean) MacDonald, on Monday, October 9, 2017, at the age of 87.
Susan was born February 12, 1930, in Cape North to the late Neil Duncan and Annie Mae (Petrie) MacLean. She was the beloved wife of the late Gilbert M. MacDonald.
Susan enjoyed fellowship at St. John’s United Church UCW, and also enjoyed her friends at card playing.
She was the devoted mother of Carol (Bernie) Ludyka, Margaret Forrest, Dolena (Billy) LeBlanc, Norman (Sally), Vivian (Derwin) Campbell, Molly (Stan) MacDonald, Rachael (Dale) Theriault, and Dwayne (Roseann), also step-children Gilbert and Carl; loving grandmother to 25 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She was loving sister to Catherine Sykes, Anna (Dennis) Gilmore, Lena Risk, James (Hope) MacLean, Linda Ardelli, and Annette Nicholson.
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by sisters Annabell, Joan and Eileen, brother Angus, son-in-law Wayne Forrest, and a child in infancy.
Visitation for Susan MacDonald will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. The funeral service will take place on Friday, at 2:00 p.m. in St. John’s United Church, Big Bras d’Or, with Diane Kempt DLM officiating. The burial will be in St. James Cemetery. The family would appreciate a scent-free environment. Family flowers only, please. Donations in Susan’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at

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David MacDonald
   Posted Wed October 11, 2017
Sincere condolences to you all. May fond memories comfort you during this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
David MacDonald - Grande Prairie, Alberta

Gwen & Joey MacLean
   Posted Wed October 11, 2017
Our sincerest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

David and Joan Sinclair
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
To the family of Susan MacDonald,
Joan and I were so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Your Mom was a great lady and I looked forward to seeing her each day when I went to see my wife Joan, in 4C.
Joan is still in 4C. She will have the effects of her stroke for the rest of her life. I take her home from 4C for about 10 hours a day now. I'm hoping to have the house renovations finished soon so she can come home for good.

David and Joan Sinclair.


Joan T. Morrison
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
We were so very sorry to hear of Susan's passing . She was a lovely person . May she rest in peace . Our heartfelt sympathy to all of your family . Joan (Calgary) Eileen (Sydney)

Stephen MacEachern
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
Dear Molly, Rachael, Dwayne, Norman, Dolena, Carol, and families. So sorry for your loss. Hopefully your many happy memories will get you through this difficult time

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