Alvena "Beanie" Margaret MacDonald

January 28, 1939 ~ February 22, 2022 (age 83)


Alvena “Beanie” Margaret MacDonald


Alvena “Beanie” Margaret MacDonald (nee Robie), wife of the late George MacDonald of Napan Bay, passed away on February 22, 2022, at the Miramichi Regional Hospital following a brief illness at the age of 83.

Born on January 28, 1939, she was the daughter of both the late Burton and Harriet Robie of Hardwicke, New Brunswick. She was a member of Carmel United Church, Napan.

She was a Homemaker, a wonderful Cook, and a loving Mom. She lived a quiet life and devoted all her time and energy to her family. She was a Foster Mom to several children.

Her career included being a Sitter at both the Hotel Dieu and Miramichi Regional Hospital, and she was a Homecare Worker for several clients. She loved her clients, knitting, crocheting, doing puzzles, and was a wonderful cook. Her biggest joy in life was feeding her family or anyone who dropped by. No one ever left with an empty tummy. She cherished and spoiled her animals and was totally devoted to them.

She will be dearly missed by her children: Darrell MacDonald (Darlene) of Napan Bay, Lillian Preston (Terry) of  Lloyd Road, and Susan MacDonald of Napan Bay; grandchildren: Jeffery Preston ( Cathy), of St. Paul, NB, Jeremy MacDonald (Michelle) of Chalk River, ON, and Jenny Sonier (Adam) of North Napan; great-grandchildren: Coralena, Caileigh, and Cohen; sisters: Mae Walsh (late Byron) of Miramichi Bay, Dorothy Hay (late Lorne) of Fredericton, Joyce Gregan (James) of Hardwicke, Ruth MacDonald (Graham) of Hardwick; and brother, Everett "Debbie" Robie (Lou) of Hardwicke. She is also survived by her beloved dog “Bailie” and her cat “Sweetie”.

She was predeceased by brothers: John Robie (Ila), Charles "Bud" Robie (Florence), Billy Robie, Edward Robie; and sister, Stella Walsh (Billy); as well as granddaughters: Sarah and Samantha MacDonald.

A public visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, on Tuesday, March 1st from 3-7 PM only.  A public funeral service was held at Adams Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 2 PM, with The Reverend Doctor Terry Atkinson, and The Reverend Kevin Matthews as Officiants.  Music for the service was provided by Barb Somers and Cathy Parks.  The congregational hymns were "In The Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross".  "It Is Well With My Soul" was sung by Cathy Parks.  Words of Love were presented by Jenny Sonier.


Effective Monday, February 28, 2022, at 12:01 AM, provincial enforcement of requiring proof of vaccination will no longer be required at the funeral home for visitations or funerals. Facemasks will however still be required as per provincial regulations until March 14, 2022.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the SPCA, or 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, NB, telephone (506) 773-3492, or messages of condolence may be sent online to

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