MacDonald, Herbert “Alex” Alexander – December 6, 2016

The death occurred at Colville Manor on December 06, 2016 of Herbert Alexander “Alex” MacDonald recently of Morell, PE, and formerly of Rugby, England and Glace Bay, NS, aged 93 years. Survived by his sons, Rod (Gwen, nee Baker) of Morell, PE and Allan (Elizabeth, nee Morris) of Thorganby, England; grandchildren, Emily and Robert; step grandchildren, Michael (Sarah), and Daniel (Sandra); sister-in-law, Margaret MacDonald of Glace Bay, NS and her children. Predeceased by his wife Nina (nee Berry); by brothers, Livingstone, Jack, and Claude. Alex served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, John Bernard Croak, V.C. Branch 3 in Glace Bay, NS. He was a scout leader for 35 years and volunteered with the Red Cross. Alex was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University. He taught school in Glace Bay and New Waterford before moving to England, where he taught at Bishop Wulstan High School in Rugby. He enriched his life with a love of literature, music, art, travel and nature. Alex said he was most proud of working as a coal miner in Cape Breton when a young man. No visitation by personal request. Funeral to be held at St. Theresa, The Little Flower Roman Catholic Church, Morell, on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11:00 am. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Alex’s memory to the Colville Manor in Souris. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to North Shore Funeral Home, Morell. Online condolences may be made to