Richard MacDonald
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Richard Bernard
1943 - 2021
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Obituary for Richard Bernard MacDonald

Richard Bernard  MacDonald
MacDonald, Richard Bernard - Age 77, Truro, N.S. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Bernard MacDonald of Truro. With his wife, Dianne by his side, he passed on Saturday, January 9, 2021 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.

Born in Pictou County on November 19, 1943, he was a son of the late Bernard and Esther (Langille) MacDonald. Richard loved working at his business, T & R Truck Repair Limited, which he started in 1993 with his son, Trevor.

He enjoyed and was grateful for each and every customer, always greeting them with a smile on his face. Richard loved his four-legged “Little Buddy” Tex, loved spending time at the cottage and enjoyed his grandchildren. Most of all he loved to tease and had a nick name for everyone. He was a proud member of St John’s Anglican Church, enjoying Rev. Lori’s 8am services. Richard had a kind heart, was hard working, strong willed and never gave up. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dianne (McCallum); sister, Leona Cooke (Freddie); brother, Ron (Shirley) and his sister -in- law, Beverly MacDonald; his children, Corina Frank (Ronnie), Trevor (Dianna), Tim (Denise), Todd (Jennifer) and Douglas (Winston). He had 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Douglas; son, Scott in infancy; nephew, Ricky MacDonald; father-in-law, Charles McCallum and mother-in-law, Pansy McCallum.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a Private Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 14th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with the Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. The family invites you to join them for the service via live webcast beginning at 1:58pm (Atlantic Time) on the above date. Interment will be held in the spring in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro. If so desired, donations may be made to St John’s Anglican Church, Truro. Online condolences and webcasting are available at