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Benson Duncan MacDonald

November 13, 1929 ~ October 5, 2018 (age 88)

Benson D. MacDonald

Benson Duncan MacDonald, husband of Marie MacDonald, of North Napan Road, passed away at the Miramichi Regional Hospital on Friday, October 5, 2018, at the age of 88.

Born in Black River Bridge, he was the son of the late Duncan and Georgina (Jardine) MacDonald.  He worked most of his life as a mechanic in Montreal and with several Miramichi businesses.  He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed woodworking in his later years and always looked forward to his weekly card games and his daily visits to Tim Hortons.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marie Wilson; one son, Carl MacDonald (Tina), of Miramichi; one grandson, Bradley; two step sons, Garnet Bremner (Tania) of Chicago, USA and Todd Bremner (Kelly) of Moncton; step grandchildren, Nicole, Christopher, Connor and Gage; three brothers, Henry (Anne), Walter (Bernadette), all of Miramichi and Perley, Medicine Hat, AB; two sisters-in-law, Marion and Lise.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Doris (Dot) MacDonald; two brothers, Leigh and Eldon.

Visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St, Miramichi, on Monday, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Funeral service was held from Adams Funeral Home Chapel, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at 2 pm, conducted by Rev. Charlene Maguire MacKnight.  Music for the service was provided by Mrs. Joanne Wiseman and the hymns were "Shall We Gather at the River" and "Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross" and the recessional hymn was "God Be With You Till We Meet Again".

Pallbearers were Garnet Bremner, Todd Bremner, Bradley Dickson, Brian MacDonald, Perley Jardine, Ron MacDonald, Frank Dick and Ronnie Fleiger.  Interment was in the Black River Community Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to any charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King Street, Miramichi, telephone 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to www.adamsfh.ca

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