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Patrick William Macdonald

November 7, 1938 — September 5, 2022

Patrick William Macdonald

With heavy hearts, we the family of William Patrick (Paddy) Macdonald regret to

announce his passing on September 5th, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. He was born November 7th, 1938, to the late Mary Louise (Lefort) and Ronald S. MacDonald in New Waterford. 


Paddy's favorite pastimes were woodworking, making special gifts for children and those he knew. He also loved his daily drives and meals from Collette’s and Mickey D’s. He spent 38 years of his life working as a coal miner, from the young age of 16. Paddy is survived by his sisters Jean Chiasson, Shirley O’Quinn, C-Ann (David) Hall, and brothers Danny (Joan), Albert (Linda) and sisters-in-law Betty MacDonald, Shirley MacDonald, and Marilyn Bates. Uncle is also survived by many nieces and nephews especially Kelly Ann (Craig) Stone, Kenny (Paula) Bates, Donna Chiasson and Timmy (Brenda) Chiasson. Also, four very special grand nieces and nephews who he adored, Uncles best buddy Nicholas Stone, Ava Stone, Shalynn Bates and Logan Bates.


Paddy was predeceased by his loving wife of 36 years Carmella (Bates) MacDonald, Brothers Neil and Louie, and sister Bernadette (Leonard) HieneKamp. Also, brothers-in-law Bernie Chiasson, Joe O’Quinn, and Ken Bates.

A special thank you to the nursing staff and doctors of IMCU and 3B and the compassionate care from Dr. S Aboud. Donations may be made to Palliative care, the IWK children's foundation, or charity of choice.


Funeral arrangements are under the care of McLellan Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave, New Waterford. Cremation has taken place. A chapel service will be celebrated on Monday September 12th at 11 a.m. in McLellan Funeral Home followed by interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, with Deacon Lorne MacNeil officiating. Luncheon at the Army Navy Airforce Unit 217, New Waterford. All are welcome to attend. To send online condolences and express words of comfort directly to the family please go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com


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Chapel Service

Monday, September 12, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Atlantic time)

A chapel service will be celebrated on Monday September 12th at 11 a.m. in McLellan Funeral Home followed by interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, with Deacon Lorne MacNeil officiating. Luncheon at the Army Navy Airforce Unit 217, New Waterford. All are welcome to attend.

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