Isabel (MacIver) MacDonald

Born: Tue., Jul. 26, 1921
Died: Sat., Apr. 6, 2019

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Sat., May 11, 2019
Location: Estmere Cemetery

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Isabel Evelyn MacDonald

Sadly, we, the family of Isabel Evelyn MacDonald, 97, regret to announce her peaceful passing on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the Northside Community Guest Home.  
Born in South Cove, Victoria County, on July 26, 1921, Isabel was the daughter of the late Daniel A. MacIver and Hannah C. MacDonald.
Her early education was in a one room school in South Cove. She graduated high school from Sydney Academy and then Normal College in Truro.  Isabel began her teaching career in the Little Narrows area, then moved to Florence in 1955, where she taught for 22 years until her retirement in 1978.  
Isabel was a dedicated member of Wilson United Church where she served as treasurer for 18 years. She was also a member of the Committee of Stewards and the United Church Women.  She was a quiltmaker, with the church ladies as well as at home, had a keen interest in knitting and reading, and at the age of 80 learned to use a computer, where she was able to work at her other great interest, genealogy.
Isabel is survived by daughter Evelyn (Roy) Wells, grandchildren Leeanne (Joey) Barrington, N.S., and Greg, Atlanta, GA., great-grandchildren Hannah and Morgan, sister-in-law Louise MacIver, Sydney, N.S.  and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by husband Murdoch 71 years ago, brothers Donald (Rose), and Angus, sisters Anna in childhood and Margaret in infancy, sisters-in-law Anna, Catherine and Alice, and brother-in-law Gordon.
Heartfelt thanks to all the caring staff at the Northside Community Guest Home, and Dr. John Kirkpatrick for his care over the years.
There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to the Sydney Mines & Area Food Bank, The Estmere Cemetery, or a charity of choice. Graveside service to be held at the Estmere Cemetery on Saturday, May 11, 2019,  at 2p.m.  with Dianne Kempt DLM officiating. Notice will be posted in the Cape Breton Post prior to the date.  Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at

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Glenda McKeough
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Evelyn :With deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear mom. We so much enjoyed the time she spent with us as a volunteer at the Guest Home. Glenda

Frankie Andrews
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Evelyn and family. My sincere condolences on your loss. I have fond memories as one of her students in Florence and as a member of her community. She was always a lady.

John Currie
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Kindly remembered as a sweet elderly lady. Will send something to the food bank in her to you Evelyn

Jeanne(Sexton) MacNeil and Murdock
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss.
I taught with Isabel at Florence Elementary.She was a kind,gentle lady.She was always pleasant and friendly.
Time tends to help with the healing. Take care.

Hugh O'Flynn
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Sorry for your loss.

Wendy Jessome-Walsh
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the MacDonald family. I have fond memories of your mom teaching at Florence Elementary.
I chuckled a bit when I read of her learning to use a computer at 80. You go, Mrs MacDonald.
Take Care

Louvine Kemp
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Dear Evelyn
My sincere sympathies to you and all your family. Your Mom was such a lovely person and I enjoyed her company so much as we travelled together for many years attending Presbytery. She will be missed.


Colin MacIver
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019
Evelyn and family-
Sorry to read about your mothers passing. She lived good long life. She was my first teacher. This brings back memories of us playing on the schoolground in South Cove.

ralph and rodney king
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
our deepest sympathy on your mothers passing to Evelyn and Roy and family.

George and Sharon Unsworth
   Posted Thu May 09, 2019
Evelyn, Roy and family,

We both have fond memories of your Mom since she was a close friend of Sadie's and as you and Sally were often together when I visited.

Thinking of you with care,

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