Leland  Donaldson

Leland Clifford Donaldson

Monday, February 4th, 1935 - Friday, October 18th, 2019
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DONALDSON Leland Clifford- age 84 of Nakile Home for Special Care passed way peacefully at Nakile on October 18,2019. Born in Cape Sable Island on February 4,1935 he was a son to the late Wallace R. and Maude D. (Ross) Donaldson. Leland had salt in his veins and was a fisherman for over 40 years. He started fishing when he was 14 years and only retired well into his 60’s. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who loved his family dearly. In his retirement he enjoyed travelling with his wife on bus tours, deer hunting, and making pot heads for local fisherman. He also made hammocks which he sold to people and donated to various community organizations. Leland was also a Deacon at two churches. Throughout his working career Leland would take other jobs such as Irish mossing, picking apples in Maine in the fall, and working on the Bluenose. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Joan (Atkinson) Donaldson; their children, Richard (Deborah), Patricia (Walter) Muise, Charlene (Anson) d’Entremont, Bonnie (Brian) Crooks; sisters, Helen Nickerson; Iona Smith; brothers, Elbern (Sylvia); Paul (Brenda); grandchildren, Tara, Adam, Joshua, Sara, Joel, Andy, Kara, Kyle, Kayla, Natasha, Cody, Devon, Victoria, Laura, Sarah; 20 great grandchildren; former daughter in law, Shelley; and many nieces and nephews and cousins. Besides his parents Leland was predeceased by his son, David Donaldson; sisters, Erma (Harold) Smith; Annis (Herman) Young; brothers, Wallace, Wellington, Eugene, Merle, John (Joan). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. A funeral service will be held Sunday, October 20,2019 at 3 P.M. from the Argyle Pubnico Baptist Church with Rev, Mitchell DeWare officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Pubnico. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Camp Peniel or Nakile Home for Special Care. Online condolences may be made to or you may sign the guestbook online at
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Argyle Pubnico Baptist Church
    4554 Highway 3
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  • Service

    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 3:00pm
    Argyle Pubnico Baptist Church
    4554 Highway 3
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Mitchell Deware
  • Interment

    Laurel Hill Cemetery
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Adam Muise

Posted at 10:11am
My Grandfather was a man of great wisdom and had great faith in God. I miss him dearly. Until we meet again at the gates of Heaven RIP.

Jim Rhyno

Posted at 08:42am
Dear Charlene and family, On behalf of the Board of Directors of Camp Peniel I extend sincere sympathy on the passing of your father. Please be assured that you and your family are in our prayers as you experience this time of grief and loss.
Rev. Dr. Jim Rhyno, Chair

Mike Dull

Posted at 07:36pm
Bonnie - we’re wishing you and your family strength, condolences and love over your loss.

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Posted at 07:21am
Dear Bonnie, I am so sorry for your loss.
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Meredith Evans

Posted at 10:46am
Sincere condolences to the family from all of us at Burnside Law Group

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