MacDONALD – Leslie Garfield, 77, of Halifax, passed away peacefully in VG Site, QEII Hospital, Halifax, on Thursday, December 14, 2017.
Born in Liverpool, he was a son of the late Leslie and Viola (Smith) MacDonald.
Garfield lived his early years in St. Catherine’s River and moved to Halifax where he began his working career with Fairbanks Morse as a clerk then he went to Atlantic Sugar and was in sales for Lowneys. He retired from his working career while he was in the Purchasing Department at the former Victoria General Hospital. Garfield enjoyed playing music, reading car books and magazines and was a proud member of the Clan Donald.
Garfield is survived by his sister Pearle (Harold) Leslie of Port Mouton; his brother Phillip (Barbara) of Port Joli. His niece Heather (Wayne) Wolfe, nephews Tracy (Michelle) MacDonald, Todd (Tanya) Leslie, Adam Leslie, Great nieces Grace MacDonald, Lauren, Addison, and Bree Leslie, Great nephews, Eric MacDonald, Travis (Kayleigh) Wolfe and Kevin (Kaitlin) Wolfe. Great great nieces Serenity Wolfe and Summer Wolfe. His step son Jason and his step daughter Melanie, whom Garfield loved as his own. Jason willingly became Garfield’s caregiver during his illness and helped him during his many daily struggles.
Besides his parents, Garfield was predeceased by his wife, the love of his life, Norma (Croft) MacDonald.
Visitation will be Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be held Monday, December 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Reverend Cherry Workman officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Liverpool. No flowers by request, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Gordon & Wendy MacAdams
Pearle, Philip and families
We were so sorry to hear of Garfield’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time. Take care
John & Peggy Whynot
Phillip & Barbara and Pearle & Hal and Families:
We are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy at this sad time.
Pearl, Hal, Phillip, Barbara, and the rest of Garfield’s family
So Sorry to hear of Garfield’s passing. Condolences to you at this very sad time.
Terri and Brad Longmire
Heather and family:
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Garfield’s passing. You told me so many stories about Garfield that I thought he lived right in our community. I know you loved him very much and will miss him very much. My heart goes out to you. Hugs to you and the rest of the family.
Sorry to here of garfields passing
To all of Garfield’s family, so sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace.
Colleen ,Timothy and June
Dear Pearl, Phillip and Family;
Sending prayers and condolences to you and family in the loss of your brother Garfield .May you be comforted in your fond memories of your brother and Uncle.
Rest in peace Garfield .
Georgina and Laurie Naugler
Our deepest sympathy is extended to Phillip, Barbara, Pearle, Hal and their families. Garfield was so very fortunate to have Jason attend to his many needs during his illness. He will be greatly missed. He is now at peace.The family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Pearl and fsmily,
So sorry for your loss.
Gary, Sandra, Heather , Chris and family
Sorry to hear the news
Thoughts and prayers go out to the families.
Philip and Holly Smith
Pearl, Philip, and families,
So sorry to read of the loss of your brother. Thinking of you all as you say goodbye.
Holly and Philip Smith
Walter & Noreen MacDonald
Phillip, Pearle & Families: Walter & I would like to extend our sincere condolences on the passing of Garfield.
So sorry for you loss, I am so glad I was able to spend some time with Garfield over the last little while,His pain is gone now and he is with Norma,
I am sorry I will not be able to attend the service but my thoughts and prayers will be there with him and the family
Pearle and family
So sorry to hear of Garfields passing,I know how much you loved your brother and how kind you were to him. I still remember Garfied and Norma kindly driving me home on weekends from nurses training. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Hugs Donna
To the family: So sorry to hear of Garfields passing. Thinking of you. Susan Dean
Leon & Norma Robertson
Sorry to hear Garfield passed away. WE have been friends for years from when we were little kids. We biked alot together even as far as Liverpool from Port Joli. And continued to be good friends Both Norma and Garfield in our adult life.
. Having talked on the phone often. Last time we talked was 2 weeks ago.RIP Garfield.
Joyce and John Bolivar
Thinking of you all in the loss of your brother and uncle.
Clark and Sandra Hebb
To Phillip MacDonald and family so sorry to hear of the loss of your Brother , our thoughts and prayers go out to you in you’re time of sorrow
Bella and Jordan Oickle
Pearl and Harold ,so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bella and Jordan Oickle
To Garfield family ,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .So sorry for your loss .
Frank and Margaret McCarthy
To the family of Garfield MacDonald
Although we do not know you personally, Frank spent a lot of time with Garfield on the telephone and taking him to his many appointments and therapies. It is sad that he suffered so much, but he is now at peace.
Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Frank and Margaret McCarthy
Bob and Carolyn Smith
Bob and Carolyn Smith
To Phillip and Pearle and your families we extend our sympathies at you time of loss.
Pearls and family -So sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers,
marilyn and fred clarke
So very sorry to read of Garfield’s passing. I went to school with him and always considered him a friend. He was such a nice guy. Sorry to hear he had a long & difficult illness at the end.
Gloria and Lewis Corkum
So sorry to hear of Garfield”s passing. Whenever I think of Garfield I remember him and dad playing guitar. I will never forget the great times of his visits. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
To all of Garfields family,,
I am so saddened to see this,, my thoughts and heart go out to all of you,, I will always remember Garfield in his red mustang gt..He was a extremly nice man who loved cars and family. Again I am so sorry for your loss.
Cathleen and Paul Seamone
Hello Friends, sorry for your loss Our heartfelt sympathy to you Pearle and Hal, and the rest of the family. Kind Regards Paul and Cathleen Seamone
Jami & Paul Fay
Pearle, Hal and Family:
So sorry to learn of Garfield’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you at this very difficult time. We’ll send prayers your way.
Hello family. I just found out this morning after being able to get a hold of Jason, of dear Garfield’s passing. I am sorry I missed the funeral service. I am so glad that Garfield is at peace now and with the love of his life, dear Norma. I have fond memories of both of them. Lots of happy occasions. Lots of laughs. Lots of great meals together. I will light a candle for dear Garfield today. Angie and Rachel