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Sylvia Jean MacDonald


Sylvia Jean MacDonald

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Sylvia Jean MacDonald, age 67, of Fort Lawrence Road, Amherst, NS.  Sylvia passed away at home on Monday, March 15, 2021.

Born in Amherst, NS, she was a daughter of the late Randalph Sr. and Mae (Rafter) Parsons.

Sylvia loved traveling, whether it was a local drive for ice cream, or around Atlantic Canada, to the Caribbean, or over seas.  She loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing with her loving husband Max.  Spending time with her family and friends was very important to her, Raymond and Diane Campbell in New Annan, NS, and especially her sister Kathy and Sam in Oromocto.

She will be dearly missed by her daughters Lisa (Tim Lucci), Amherst, NS, Anna MacDonald (Waco Young), Amherst, NS; grandchildren, Walter, Sarah, Daniel, Reanne, Renee, Riley, Dylan, Waco Jr., Matthew, Alisha, and Dominic; sisters Hazel (Murray) Gould, Miramichi, NB, Helen (Jim) Waklin, Barrie, ON, Shirley (Milton) Stevenson, Brooklin, ON, Eileen Lorette, Amherst, NS, Ruth Brown, Amherst, NS, Audrey VanSnick, Amherst, NS, Kathy (Sam) Dow, Oromocto, NB; brother Vince Parsons (Lorna), Amherst, NS; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband Max Gray brothers Ralph and Carl.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst, NS (902-667-8777).  A graveside service will take place in the Fort Lawrence Cemetery in the spring.

Donations in memory of Sylvia may be made to the Canadian Diabetes, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.

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

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Service Location

Burial Location
Fort Lawrence Cemetery

Requested Charity
Canadian Diabetes, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.