Cpl Hiliary “Mac” Edward MacDonald, CD (Ret'd)

    • Hiliary “Mac” Edward MacDonald
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    We regret to advise of the unexpected death of Corporal Hiliary “Mac” Edward MacDonald, CD (Ret'd) at his home in Ross Ferry NS on 5 March 2019 at age 58 years.

    Born in New Waterford NS and raised in Ross Ferry NS, Hiliary was a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces. He first served as a Combat Engineer with the former Canadian Airborne Regiment and then, later, as a Refinishing Technician where he discovered his passion for woodworking, refinishing and building. Hiliary served in Petawawa, Shilo and Winnipeg before his release in 1993 when he retired to his home town.

    In his retirement, Hiliary found a knack for the chainsaw and working in the woods.  He loved to laugh and was always working on a project - be it refinishing a wagon, a piece of furniture, building a bridge to nowhere or helping a neighbour on the island.

    Visitation will take place Sunday, 10 March 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with a service following at 3:00 p.m. - both at Grace Fellowship Church (3 Meadowbrook Dr, Sydney Mines, NS). Donations in Hillary’s memory can be made to the Grace Fellowship Church. Online condolences can be sent to the InMemoriam site.