Obituary of Kaleigh MacDonald
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Kaleigh Michele MacDonald
December 19,1991-August 7,2022
It is with shattered hearts and profound sadness we announce the sudden loss of our beloved Kaleigh on August 7, 2022. She is survived by her parents, PJ and Michele MacDonald who are absolutely devastated.
Along with her parents, left to mourn Kaleigh’s passing is her sister and best friend; Khelsea MacDonald (Raphael) and her brother, Jake MacDonald (Anna). She will be exceptionally missed by her only niece, Gabby, where she wore the title of being the “Cool Aunt” proudly. Kaleigh is also survived by her maternal grandparents; Abbie and Gina Michalik. Aunt and uncles; Abbie (Karen) Michalik and Kelly (Stephen) MacNeil; cousins, A.J. Michalik, and Emily and Kate MacNeil.
Kaleigh will be met with open arms by her predeceased paternal grandparents; Dan V and Rita (Tissie) MacDonald, as well as her special friend, Cody Ednie-Colles (Compton).
Being raised with pets from a young age, Kaleigh had a strong love for animals and would take any opportunity to receive a snuggle when given the chance. Kaleigh was an accomplished gymnast and took any opportunity to show off her skills. She was a member of the CBU Dynamics Gymnastics Club and had also been selected to compete with Team Nova Scotia in numerous competitions, earning medals in her categories.
In her short life, Kaleigh obtained a Medical Office Administrative Diploma from Cape Breton Business College (CBBC) and most recently a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Diploma from Saskatchewan Polytechnic. She had been most recently employed with Shoppers Drug Mart where she had numerous co-workers who had become close friends over the past 5 years.
Kaleigh was genuinely kind-hearted and was loved by many. She lit up every room she was in. Her quirky, “meatball” self and her alter ego “Tina” always put family and friends into hysterics. Kaleigh had a zest for life and was always up for any adventure. She loved travelling, dancing, going to concerts, gaming, doing beer marathons, frolicking at a lake or a beach, and just enjoying the company of family and friends with a cold beer in the sun. Kaleigh loved music and was always ready with a tailored playlist for any party or occasion.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 20th from 12-2 pm, with a celebration of life to follow at 2pm with Fr. Norman MacPhee presiding at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, 902-849-4199.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that you please donate to the Canadian Mental Health Association or your local SPCA. We ask you to take a moment to hug your child, grandchild, sibling, or friend. Time waits for no one.
“Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.”