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Charles Neil ‘Charlie’ MacDonald

Funeral service for the late Charles Neil ‘Charlie’ MacDonald, 97, East Lake Ainslie, was held January 17 in East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church with Reverend Louis Ihasz officiating. Burial will be in Lake Ainslie Cemetery at a later date.
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Funeral service for the late Charles Neil ‘Charlie’ MacDonald, 97, East Lake Ainslie, was held January 17 in East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church with Reverend Louis Ihasz officiating. Burial will be in Lake Ainslie Cemetery at a later date. Mr. MacDonald died January 10, 2019, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born September 25, 1921, he was the son of the late Daniel and Jessie (MacLean) MacDonald. At a young age, he went to Normal College and, after graduating with his teaching license, taught in many of the one room schools in Inverness and Victoria counties. He first taught at Head Lake, finishing his career at Whycocomagh Consolidated School as a librarian. He was a founding member of the MacDonald House Museum, which was his childhood home. He was the first president of the Lake Ainslie Historical Society and was on the board of directors of the Lake Ainslie Weavers Guild. Being very proud of his heritage and the history of Lake Ainslie, he and his wife donated the property to the LA Historical Society. He served in many positions on the board of directors for the Museum/Historical Society, first as president, and was an honorary member up to the time of his death. He was a member of the Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church, an active elder for many years and served as a clerk of session. He was also an honorary elder and served on the cemetery committee as treasurer. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jessie (MacLean); son, Charles, East Lake Ainslie; two grandchildren, Bobby Halifax; Jessica, Fort McMurray; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by daughter, Gwynn; three sisters, Eva Larken (Fred), Hannah Harrington (Guy), Julie Cameron (Donald); two nieces. Memorial donations may be made to East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church or to the Lake Ainslie Historical Society. Online condolences: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

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