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Winnifred "Winnie" MacDonald


Winnifred "Winnie" MacDonald

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Winnifred "Winnie" Maude MacDonald, age 83, of Amherst, announce her passing on March 12, 2020 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.

Born in Fenwick, NS, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Mildred Porter.

Winnie loved to cook and was happiest when surrounded by her family.  She never turned anyone away from her table saying "what’s one more", and the tea and coffee pots were never empty.

She will be forever loved and sadly missed. 

She was a caring, devoted wife to Bill MacDonald, amazing and strong mother to sons Billy (Susan), Bobby (Joan), Rod (Kim), Ross (Debbie), Jerry (Gisele), Keith (Charlene), Kenny (Michelle), daughters Heather, Irma Gagnon, and Trudy (Danny) Hurley. Also survived by 21 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 2 nieces, Dawn (Carson) Thompson, and Di (Kenny) Matthews. 

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a son, grandson, and son in law.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) There will be no visitation or funeral service. A graveside service will be held in the spring.

A special thanks to all doctors, nurses, and staff for the wonderful care they gave our "MOM".

Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Winnie's online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

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