Winston Robertson MacDonald
Obituary for Winston Robertson MacDonald
Winston Robertson MacDonald May 2nd 2020
Winston R MacDonald at 79 years, has left on his final flight; journey onward where many await his arrival. He was born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton and was the son of Angus A MacDonald and Catherine A MacDonald (Robertson).
Winston was always a hard worker, dedicated to doing his job with pride. His professional life included a short career working at a bank before he began his lifelong career in aviation. He started at Eastern Provincial Airways, both in Newfoundland and Sydney, NS and in 1969 he joined his family at Air Canada where he would spend 29 years as a Customer Service Agent, retiring in 1998. Winston is remembered by his colleagues as having a friendly smile, genuinely connecting with everyone, a great storyteller and loved by all. He enjoyed his colleagues like family.
31 years ago, Winston and his family moved to Dartmouth NS. Winston loved his family; his greatest pride and joy is his children Jeffrey MacDonald & Stephanie MacDonald and his grandson Dylan Dumaresq. He loved taking Jeff & Stephanie to Disney World in Florida each year and with Dylan, he would parade around the Mic Mac Mall with such excitement, he would give all his time. Family is the greatest gift in his lifetime. He also loved being a big brother to Donnie MacDonald and Cheryl (MacDonald) O’Neill. These three growing up would spend so much time at the bungalow on the Mira River, having big bellied laughs and goofing around.
Winston loved being by the water, by the ocean and his favorite place was on the Mira River. He shared many memories of water ski-ing, canoeing and fishing on the Mira, and always looked forward the next visit. As a young boy, Winston was a proud member of the Boy Scouts and later becoming a long-standing loyal member of The Tyrian Youth Lodge NO. 45 Glace Bay (Freemasons). His journey through life has made him many friends, and he will be missed by many. He is survived by his sister Cheryl O’Neill (Paul O’Neill), brother Donnie MacDonald (Dianne MacDonald), ex-wife Patricia Mills, their children Jeffrey MacDonald (Shannon Reid), Stephanie MacDonald (Roger Darrow), his grandson Dylan Dumaresq and many nieces and nephews.
Winston wanted to get back to the Mira again, and it is in our hearts that he would want us to celebrate his life there. A celebration of Winston R. MacDonald will be arranged at a later date in 2020 in Cape Breton.
Raise a glass of whatever you fill your cup with and toast to a well loved, celebrated man, Winston “Winny” MacDonald.
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