Ralph MacDonald

Obituary of Ralph Alexander MacDonald

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MacDONALD, Ralph Alexander Antigonish/Glenelg It is with love and fond memories that we announce the peaceful passing of our brother and uncle, Ralph, age 82, on November 22, 2021 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital following a series of health challenges in recent years. Born in Goldenville on July 20, 1939, Ralph was a devoted son of the late Wallace and Alice MacDonald. He lived most of his life on the family homestead in Glenelg, Guysborough County, moving to Antigonish later in life. Coming from a family of strong faith, Ralph was a member of Glenelg Presbyterian Church. He was a skilled woodsman, working as part of his cousin Graham Kirk’s “powersaw crew” until retirement. Ralph was a talented musician and a welcoming host to many kitchen parties on the Lead Mines Road, where all enjoyed his gifts of singing, guitar playing and fiddling, the tuning of which was always an event in itself. He had a sharp memory of days and people long passed, along with a quick wit that brought joy and laughter to all. Ralph is survived by his brother Grant, Lantz; brother-in-law, Alex Sutherland; sister-in-law, Sharron MacDonald; many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Ralph was predeceased by his brothers, Colonel Bill (Yvonne) MacDonald and Dr. Earle MacDonald; sisters, Helen (Bruce) Archibald, Betty (Alex) MacKenzie, and Joan Sutherland; sister-in-law, Audrey MacDonald. The family extends heartfelt thanks for the compassionate care given to Ralph at Highland Crest Home and St. Martha’s Hospital. Special thanks to his nephew, Peter Archibald, for his loyal support over the years and constant presence in recent weeks. The family will receive friends in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, 256 King Street, New Glasgow from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery, Sherbrooke at a later date. Masks are mandatory, Proof of Double Vaccination and ID are required to attend the visitation. www.angusfuneralhomes.com


11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 4, 2021
H.W. Angus Funeral Home
256 King Street, New Glasgow
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada


Masks are mandatory, PROOF OF DOUBLE VACCINATION and ID are required to attend the visitation.
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Ralph MacDonald

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