MacDonald, Harry | Obituaries |


MACDONALD, Harry, Scotch Hill – It is with heavy hearts that the family of Harry William MacDonald announce his passing on February 26, 2022. He passed away peacefully at Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital with his daughters by his side. He was born in Scotch Hill on May 6, 1934 to the late James and May MacDonald. Harry didn’t stray far from Scotch Hill in his 87 years and was lucky enough to be able to stay on his farm until respiratory problems kept him in hospital 4 weeks before he died. He was a proud landowner and enjoyed living off his land throughout his life by farming and working in the woods. He left school at the age of 14 to work in the woods and was known to be the best sawyer around, with nothing left of a log when he was done! It’s a blessing that he was able to continue doing what he loved well into his 80s, being on the tractor last summer and still using a chainsaw. He was a quiet man who enjoyed the simple things in life like a good joke, a game of cards and animals as he rarely left the house without a dog in the passenger seat. Harry is survived by his children, Eleanor (Keith) Hiltz, Poplar Hill; Eric MacDonald (Beverley Holmes), Scotch Hill, Harold MacDonald, Scotch Hill; Kenneth MacDonald, Sundridge; and Lori (Leroy Goodall), Scotch Hill; granddaughter, Adele (DJ) Byrne, New Glasgow; great-grandson Brycen Byrne; brother, Ernie MacDonald, Scotch Hill; brother-in-law, Roy Gray, Brookland; several nieces and nephews. Additionally, he is survived by Robert (Donna) Eaton who was a loyal friend for many years. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Geraldine MacDonald; son, Lloyd MacDonald; sister, Joyce McCullough. The family would like to thank the staff at Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital for the exemplary care provided to Harry during his final days. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Hospital, 110 Blair Ave, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0. A public cemetery service will be held Wednesday, March 2 at 11 a.m. at Scotch Hill Cemetery.


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