Obituary of Johnny "Hockey" MacDonald
John “Johnny Hockey” MacDonald/79
It is with great sadness that we, the family of John “Johnny Hockey” MacDonald regret to announce his passing on Monday, February 15, 2021, at the New Waterford Heights Hospital.
Johnny was the son of the late Douglas and Sarah (Hogan) MacDonald.
Johnny was employed with the Cape Breton Development Corporation, Devco for many years.
Johnny enjoyed playing and coaching many sports, including baseball, hockey, and broom ball. He played with the Huff and Puff Hockey Team for many years, with whom he completely enjoyed being part of. A visit to Tim Horton’s was part of Johnny’s daily ritual, where he met with friends to debate about sports and politics.
The family would like to thank all staff of New Waterford and Glace Bay Long Term Care for their hard work and compassionate care given to John over the past number of years. We would also like to thank Cecil and Rudy, as well as all players of the Huff and Puff Hockey team, for being such supportive friends of Johnny’s; and a special thank you to Michael Jamieson and staff of the Main Event.
Johnny is survived by his son Raymond MacDonald; Brothers, Archie, and Greg; Sisters, Tillie, Judy, Carmel, and Anne; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Johnny was predeceased by brothers, Doug, D’Arcy, Gerard, Hugh, Pat, and Andy; Sisters, Marg, and Dolores.
Cremation has taken place, under the care and guidance of T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay. (902) 849-4199. As per the family’s request, there will be no visitation or services.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com.
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