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Evelyn MacDonald


Evelyn MacDonald



We, the family of Evelyn MacDonald, age 90, regret to announce her passing on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, after a long and courageous struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born September 7, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Harriet (Foote) Darby of Sydney.

Mom graduated from the Sydney City Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed at the Sydney Steel Plant Hospital (later the Sysco Medical Center), from which she retired having made many friends at Sysco. In earlier years, mom and dad loved to travel in their RV to PEI and throughout Nova Scotia with their kids and grandkids. Mom enjoyed knitting, her bridge club, trying new recipes, crossword puzzles, trips to Margaree and long drives in the car.

She is survived by her daughter, Jane (John) Monaghan, Coxheath; sons, Howard (Anne), Sydney and Eric (Waw), Calgary; grandchildren, Tricia, Lisa (Kevin) and Kim (Roger) Monaghan of Sydney, Zachary MacDonald, Calgary and John Eric MacDonald, Calgary; great-grandchildren, Riley, Brianna and Caylie Andrews and Tyson and Avery Skeets.

Mom was predeceased by her husband, Clarence "Duffer"; son, Richard; and sister, Muriel Darby, New York.

Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m., followed by a funeral service in the chapel at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

"Although mom has now passed on, she will remain in our hearts forever."

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Service Date
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Service Time
2:30 p.m.
Service Location
Sydney Memorial Chapel

March 15, 2018
Visitation Time
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Visitation Location
Sydney Memorial Chapel

Burial Date
At a later date
Burial Location
Forest Haven Memorial Gardens

Requested Charity
Charity of one's choice.