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Diane J. MacDonald


Diane J. MacDonald

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Diane Jean MacDonald, age 72, of Springhill.  Diane passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Saturday, September 2, 2017.

Born in Springhill, NS, she was a daughter of the late John and Ethel (Ferguson) MacDonald.

Diane worked at Horton Dental Lab in Amherst for many years.  She was a faithful member of St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Springhill.  A friendly and caring woman, she loved her friends and family dearly and always enjoyed sharing in a good conversation.

She is survived by her sister, Christine Asher, Truro; brother, John W. (Debbie) MacDonald, Pictou; several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her spouse Laurie Maine, brothers, Father David MacDonald, Brian in infancy; sisters, Thelma and Mary Ellen; brother-in-law John Asher and step-father, Lawrence Casey.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A H Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, NS (902-597-2361) where visitation will take place on Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm.  Funeral Mass for Diane will be celebrated from St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11 am, Father Donald Boudreau officiating.  Internment will follow immediately in the North Street Cemetery.

Those wishing to make a donation in Diane's memory may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society. 

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Diane's online memorial at or by visiting the A H Brown Funeral Home Facebook page.

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Service Date
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Service Time
11 am
Service Location
St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill, NS

Visitation Time
6 to 8 pm
Visitation Location
A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, NS

Burial Date
Burial Time
Burial Location
North Street Roman Catholic Cemetery, Springhill, NS

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society