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Susan MacDonnell


Susan MacDonnell Susan MacDonnell

It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Susan Elizabeth (MacLean) MacDonnell, on September 14, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Susan was such a special daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Her commitment to her family was amazing. She will be greatly missed and remembered fondly by all who knew and loved her. She was born to the late Allister and Lorraine (Nugent) MacLean of Sydney.
She had a successful career at the Kentville and Bridgewater Justice Centres.
Susan is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, John MacDonnell; her much loved children Michael MacDonnell, Moncton NB; Heather (Mark) Tait, Hampton NB; the light of her life, her grandsons Connor, Liam and Alexander and two granddaughters due to arrive soon; her cherished dogs Guiness and Morgan; sisters Judy (Hector) Hayes, Marie MacLean and Mary (Richard) Devoe; brother Paul (Clare) MacLean; sister in-laws Karen MacLean, Sherry (Doug) Archibald, Deborah (John) Cusack, Terry Anne (Mark) MacDonnell, father in-law John "Mac" MacDonnell; many treasured nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her brother Allister MacLean, sister (infancy) Sheryl Ann, and mother in-law Yvonne MacDonnell.
Susan was happiest when she was surrounded by her family especially her grandsons. Her home was always filled with family especially for her New Year’s Day celebrations.
We would like to extend our deepest appreciation and gratitude to everyone who supported Susan during her courageous
battle. A special thank you to Dr. Mary MacNeil, Dr. Deborah Gowan, Dr. Helmut Hollenhorst, nurse Natalie Brooks, and Bridgewater oncology nurses for their compassionate care during Susan’s illness.

Cremation has taken place, and funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima, Sydney River on Monday, September 21 at 11am, with Father Patrick O’Neill officiating, all are welcome, internment in St. Stephen Parish Cemetery, Florence. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, where on-line condolences may be made by visiting


“If a woman’s life is measured by the love for her family and theirs for her, Susan’s life was immeasurable.”
Service Date
Monday, September 21, 2020