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Ranald "Snooks" Clair MacDonald

1936-2019

Ranald "Snooks" Clair MacDonald
Ranald "Snooks" MacDonald, 82, of Germantown passed away unexpectedly on March 12th, 2019 at his residence. 
 
He was born in Riverside on June 13,1936, the son of the late Ranald and Lulu (Alexander) MacDonald. 
 
He was owner/operator of MacDonald Forestry Products, owned his owned sawmill, later went lobster fishing, built and sold wire lobster traps, built a fibreglass boat, harvested blueberries, enjoyed making maple syrup, spending his summers eating seafood chowder and sharing stories with his friends.
 
He raised five sons and his most memorable winter was when the mill was on strike and he was able to  spend the winter driving the boys to hockey.
 
He will be deeply missed by his son, Rodney MacDonald (Catherine) of Alma; grandchildren Joseph (Chelsea), Justin (Brittney), Elizabeth (Tom), all of Alma, Lindsay (Jason) of Massachusetts, Ryan of Caledonia Mountain, Travis of Dieppe, Kelsey (Mitchell) of Weldon; his several great grandchildren; sister, Janice McKinley (Earl); brothers, Allan MacDonald (Sheila) and Allister MacDonald (Lorraine); sister-in-law, Sandra MacDonald.  He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews and long time friends.
 
Besides his parents he was predeceased by four of his sons, Angus, Brent, Donald, and Michael; grandson, Matthew; great grandson, Matthew; brothers Donald and Wallace.
 
Honouring his own wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. 
 
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB E4H-3K2  (506) 734-2780  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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