Marion E. MacDonald

Born: Thu., Oct. 22, 1936
Died: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jan. 04, 2019
Location: St. Andrews United Church

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Marion E. MacDonald “Mem”

      1936 – 2018

Marion Elizabeth MacDonald “Mem”, widow of the late Joseph MacDonald of Miramichi, passed away at the Miramichi Regional Hospital on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the age of 82.

Born in Chatham, on October 22, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Walter J. and Estella (MacInnis) McKnight.  She was a retired employee of Scotts Pharmasave and a member of St. Andrews United Church.

Marion is survived by her daughter: Cindy Lyons of Miramichi; son: Ricky MacDonald (Kim) of Miramichi; daughter-in-law: Rhonda MacDonald of Miramichi; brother: Robert McKnight of Napan; eight grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her parents, husband Joseph MacDonald, son Walter MacDonald, son-in-law Pat Lyons and brother Wayne McKnight.  

At Marion’s request, there was no visitation held at the funeral home.  A memorial service was held at St. Andrew’s United Church on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 2pm with Rev. Charlene Maguire MacKnight officiating.  Music for the service was provided by Joanne Wiseman and St. Andrew’s Choir and the hymns were “In The Garden” and “Abide With Me”.  The recessional song was “You Raise Me Up” sung by Mike Davis.  The lighting of the memory candle was done by great grandsons Sabian MacDonald and Dylan Peterson.  A poem “When Tomorrow Starts Without Me” was read by close friend Lib Hachey and memories of Marion “Mem” were given by niece Keitha Gallant.  Interment will be held in Pine Grove Cemetery later in the spring.

As expression of sympathy, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to

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Gary Williston and Benda Maresh
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
MY deepest condolences to all the family. I have known Marion and Joe for many years. I had many a good time with the family.
Marion and I always had a little dig at each other, which gave us a smile and a chuckle. She was fun to be around.

We will miss her.

Gary and Brenda

Bill Walls Sr.
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
To the Family of the late Marion MacDonald
My sincere sympathy on Marion's passing. You are in
my thoughts at this sad time.
Bill Walls Sr.

Shelly Williams & Steve Brown
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
Dear MacDonald family: Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mrs. MacDonald. We are so sorry for your loss and are keeping your family in our prayers. God bless.

Lolls and Larry Goodman
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
Larry and I send our deepest sympathy. Aunt Marion was such a beautiful woman. We loved her dearly as did anyone that was so fortunate to have known her. It is comforting to know she is at peace with her loving husband, Uncle Joe and son Walter. Forever in our memories.

brenda hanna
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
So sorry to hear about Marion..She was such a sweet lady..She certainly will be missed by all. Our condolences to the family..

Lisa MacDonald-Palazzotto
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
To my dear family, there are no words that convey my thought and feelings upon hearing of auntie’s passing. She loved on me every time we came to visit. She offered love, laughter, kindness, cookies and lots of hugs. Her home was a happy one. Food, drink, stories, music and love. Corey and Jessica and family, my heart is with each of you. Knowing her was a blessing I carried with me. I am grateful that I was able to speak to her not that long ago. I know that you and uncle are together once again in spirit. I love you Marion. God speed.

Lois Mackey.
   Posted Tue January 01, 2019
Marion was my cousin and I loved her very much. We used to visit and talk often, but life gets in the way. I have thought of her often and only wish I had kept in touch. May God bless her. Love, Lois

Bob MacDiarmid
   Posted Tue January 01, 2019
Fifty years ago Mel Dickson hired me for my first pharmacy job. They were all wonderful people, but Marion was special. She taught me how to treat people by me watching her. I was never as good as Marion but I learned a lot over two summers from her.I think of those times frequently and will miss her but will keep wonderful memories. Bob MacDiarmid

Judy Matheson
   Posted Wed January 02, 2019
My condolences go to the MacDonald family especially Rhonda, Tara and families. So sorry to hear of Marion's passing. Keep all good memories close to your heart. God Bless.

Debbie Hachey (MacDiarmid)
   Posted Wed January 02, 2019
Cindy and family

So sorry to hear about your moms passing. Take Care

Milt& Betty macInnis
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Cindy and Family
So sorry to hear of Marion’s passing.She was one of a kind .She was Milts
niece.We will miss her dearly.Always a lady!
Our sincere sympathy to All. Love & prayers,Milt& Betty

Sharon and Al Johnston
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Sharon and I were very saddened to hear of Marion's passing by way of George and Maureen Washburn. It was Marion and Joe who made Sharon's and my transition from Saskatchewan to our new life in New Brunswick a happy one, when we first met them at a dance at the Chatham Legion in 1971. We enjoyed both their personal friendship and our close exposure and contact in the band throughout the 1970s until we left in 1981 for Ontario. We pass along our sincerest sympathy to the family, and especially to Cindy and Ricky, who have already had more losses than they deserve, and send our love and best wishes for better times ahead.

Clare and Joe Hawkes
   Posted Fri January 04, 2019
Cindy,Ricky and Kim, Rhonda and all of your family, Marion was one of a kind. I enjoyed working with her so much at Scott’s. She was always the same,so sweet to everyone. I tried to convince her to move with me when I changed jobs but she was loyal. So very sorry for your loss.

Ruth MacLennan Mann
   Posted Fri January 04, 2019
So very sad to hear of Marion’s passing.We graduated from high school together.When I visited the Miramichi on vacations we had a few lunches at the Rod together with school friends and caught up on our family news.Marion was a lovely lady .My thoughts and prayers are with theMacDonald and MacNight Families at this time. RuthMann (MacLennan)

Hilda MacDonald
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
God speed, Aunt Marion...

Marjorie Howse
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
Sincere Sympathy to all the family at this sad time.

Rick & Muriel Taylor
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
Cindy & Family
Sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom.
Sincere Sympathy

Glenna and Al Cooper
   Posted Mon January 07, 2019
Words cannot express the sadness that we feel. We have been blessed to have had her in our lives, this beautiful woman who was so full of love for everyone who had the priivelege of knowing her. Rest in peace my dear Aunt Marion ... we will miss you forever.

Eileen Kowalski (Hackett)
   Posted Mon January 07, 2019
Dear Cindy, Ricky and all the MacDonald family

We were so shocked and saddened to read of your Mom's passing. Our hearts are broken. Marion was such a beautiful person in so many ways. Her kindness knew no bounds. Our family will be forever grateful to her and your Dad for all the compassion and kindness they showed our grandfather during their years on Princess St. It was immeasurable. She will be so dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this very difficult time.

Elan Leslie
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Marion was a wonderful person, my deepest sympathies go out to all the family.
Love BoBo

Anthony W.J. McLean
   Posted Sun January 13, 2019
To the family of the late Mrs. Marion E. (McKnight) MacDonald "Meme",

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Marion "Meme".

My thoughts, love, blessings and prayers are with you all at this time of loss.


Anthony W.J. McLean

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