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Rev. William Grant MacDonald

January 4, 1914 - December 6, 2013
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MacDonald, Rev. W. Grant - Grant passed away peacefully Friday December 6, 2013 surrounded by family a few weeks shy of his 100th birthday. Born in Forchu Cape Breton January 4, 1914. He received his early education in a one-room school, Sydney Academy. B.A., Dalhousie University (1936) and B.Div., Pine Hill(1938) where he was ordained into the United Church of Canada. He served congregations in Loch Katrine and Bass River before entering the wartime chaplaincy of the Canadian Navy. He served in the Militia as `cold war` chaplain and later as an intelligence officer in the Russian language division of the Canadian School of Military...
MacDonald, Rev. W. Grant - Grant passed away peacefully Friday December 6, 2013 surrounded by family a few weeks shy of his 100th birthday. Born in Forchu Cape Breton January 4, 1914. He received his early education in a one-room school, Sydney Academy. B.A., Dalhousie University (1936) and B.Div., Pine Hill(1938) where he was ordained into the United Church of Canada. He served congregations in Loch Katrine and Bass River before entering the wartime chaplaincy of the Canadian Navy. He served in the Militia as `cold war` chaplain and later as an intelligence officer in the Russian language division of the Canadian School of Military Intelligence. After WWII he served in St. Mathew's United Church, Halifax before beginning a twenty-nine year ministry at St. James United Church, Dartmouth. At St. James he lead the construction of the church hall and major reconstruction of the Church after being destroyed by fire. He was past president of the North British Society, member of the Scottish Rite, Royal Order of Scotland and Padre of The Austenville Owls Club. He enjoyed his crosswords, games of cribbage and bridge. Grant was predeceased by brother Alvin, wife Margaret and daughter-in-law Sharon. Grant is survived by son, Dr. John granddaughters Heather (Jean Aucoin), Dr. Carla (Trevor Nuyens), grandson Dr. Scott (Dr. Elizabeth Maimon) and his flock of great grandchildren André and Arielle Aucoin; Alexandra, Elena and Heidi Nuyens; Liam and Logan MacDonald. Grants` daughter Dorothy (Brian Maguire) grandson Duane, great grandchildren Andrew and Amberlee. Grants` daughter Eleanor (Jim Gillis) granddaughter Lisa (Sean O`Regan), great grandchildren Danny, Maggie and Aidan, grandson Sean (Krista Smith), grandson Michael (Meaghan), great grandchild Jackson. Grants` daughter Barbara (Terry Tuepah), granddaughter Rebecca (Shilo Neveu), grandson Ira (Kristen Scott) and great grandchild Isaiah. The family would like to express their thanks to Cathy and staff, Parkland on the Lakes; Dartmouth General Hospital and his personal physician, Dr. Greg Roy. Funeral Service, St. James United Church, Dartmouth , 11 am Saturday December 14th. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be viewed or sent to:www.mattatallfuneralhome.com

"Thoughts of deep and sincere sympathy are with you at this time from Pine Hill Divinity Hall at AST. May your family feel the comfort of all those around..." Brenda Munro (Halifax, NS)

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