MacDONALD, Ronald “Ronnie” – On July 25, 2016, Ron “Ronnie” MacDonald was taken from this world suddenly, and too soon, at the age of 49. Ron has left behind his love and wife of over 30 years, Estella (McPhee); his pride and joy, daughter, Brittany (Matthew Latter) MacDonald, all of Beaver Bank. Ron is also survived by his beautiful granddaughter, Sophie Camille. Her recent birth brought new love into his life and the bond between her and her Poppy will live on. Born in Sydney, he is survived by his mother, Irene MacDonald, Sydney; brothers and sisters, Doug (Lorraine), Sydney, PJ (Jennifer), Sydney; Peter (Patsy), Dartmouth; Jack, Halifax, Belinda (Bruce) McGibbon, Bedford; Trevor McPhee, Baddeck; Omer (Kelly) McPhee, Ontario; Judy (Roy) MacDonald, Sydney; and Bill (Jennifer) Dwyer, Sydney. Also still on this earth are his in-laws, Leroy and Estella McPhee, Westmount; and many nieces and nephews. Loved ones gone before Ron include his father, Douglas ‘Duke’ MacDonald; sister and close friend, Camille MacDonald; and family members, Nick Thomas and Utah McPhee. Nothing surpassed Ron’s love for his family and friends but the happiness he found in his garage came a close second. His ‘Garage Buddies’ are left to carry on his memory and shared passion. Any other downtime Ron had, you could find him with a fishing rod in hand or a day of hunting on the books. A special thank you to the staff and nurses of 5.1 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, especially Dr. Christine Herman, Dr. Roger Baskett and Dr. Jeremy Wood. Cremation has taken place under the direction of T. J. Tracey Cremation & Burial Specialist. There was no visitation as per family request. A funeral service was held July 29 in St. John Vianney Church, Lower Sackville. Interment at later date. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia in Ron’s memory are appreciated.