Robert Douglas MacDonald
1961 - 2024
Robert Douglas MacDonald
Visitation Information
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Visitation Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Visitation Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre
Requested Charity
Alzheimer’s Society of Canada or the After the School Bell food program
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It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Robert Douglas MacDonald, age 62, of Amherst. Robert "Rob" Douglas MacDonald passed away peacefully at Gables lodge, surrounded by family on February 8th, 2024.

A loving husband, son, father and grandfather, Rob was born in Sydney Nova Scotia, of his parents Gloria and Doug MacDonald of Moncton, NB. 

Rob grew up in the Riverview area. As a young man, Rob developed a passion for playing hockey as a goalie, fishing, and driving anything with an engine. He formed lifelong friendships and met his wife Lana when he was 12. Rob graduated from Riverview High School and went on to study automotive management at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. 

Rob moved to Amherst to start a family and continue pursuing his ambitions in the automotive industry. He became dealer principal of Bordertown GM in Amherst at age 24. Rob transitioned to the Honda brand in 1991, where he stayed for the remainder of his successful thirty year career. He ran these dealerships alongside his dedicated and beloved wife Lana. 

Rob is survived by his wife Lana of 40 years, parents Gloria and Doug, son Ryan (Nicole), daughter Erin (Geoff), sister Wendy and grandchildren Nolan, Austin, Sydney and Carson. He was predeceased by his brother David.

Anyone who met Rob knew of his gentle and kind nature, as well as his selfless giving to friends and the community. Rob had an innate ability to make those around him both happier and inspired to be a better. 

Arrangements are in care of Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where an Afternoon of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, February 24 from 2 to 4 pm.  All are welcome to attend and help in sharing memories of Rob.

We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Gables nursing home for their compassion and support throughout Rob's stay.

We would also like to thank the caregivers who assisted Rob while he was living at home. Finally, our heartfelt appreciation to the family and friends who’ve supported us during this time. 

Donations in his memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada or the After the School Bell food program.

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

Robert Douglas MacDonald