James MacDonald

Obituary of James Patrick MacDonald

Halifax. It is with saddened and broken hearts that we announce the passing of James MacDonald “Jimmy”, our precious Dad, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and father-in-law on May 8, 2020 in the Halifax Infirmary QEII. Dad was born September 30, 1931, to the late Mary Cowie.

Dad worked many years for the City Field and then went on to pursue a career with Canada Post for 32 years, from where he retired. Dad was a loving husband to his wife, Rowena (Greenwood), and they were married for almost 65 years.  Dad was predeceased by his wife, Rowena in March, 2017 and his youngest daughter, Jo-Anne in June, 2012 and the loss of them totally broke his heart. He was a very caring, compassionate Dad and loved us dearly.  Dad, we are sad to lose you but happy you are no longer suffering.  Now you will be united with Mom and Jo-Anne.

Dad is survived by his loving daughter, Rowena Baker; his loving son Jamie (Christina); loving grandchildren, Allan Patrick (Carolyn), James Patrick and Sarah Mae; brothers, Alex Cowie (Dolly), Edward Cowie, Frank Cowie (Diane); brother-in-law, Joe Greenwood (Marie), Stewiacke; sister-in-law, Marie Greenwood, Halifax; as well as many nieces and nephews.  Dad was also predeceased by his grandmother, Ella Whalen; brother, Alfred Cowie; son-in-law, Allan Baker; brothers-in-law, Robert Greenwood, Patrick Greenwood and Basil Greenwood; sisters-in-law, Sandra Cowie, Ethel Greenwood and Florence Greenwood; nephews, Joey Greenwood, Patrick Greenwood (son of Patrick), Patrick Greenwood (son of Robert) and special family friend Herbert Keddy.

Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. Halifax.  Donations may be made to Hope for Wildlife, 5909 Highway 207, Seaforth, Nova Scotia  B0J 2L0. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, a private family service will take place.

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