It is with great sadness that the family of Joyce Eilene MacDonald announce her death, which occurred on December 4, 2021, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born on November 29, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Zelda (Godsoe) Ellis.
Joyce is survived by her daughters: Deborah Campbell (William) of St. Martins, NB, Heather McAulay (Brad Shaw) of Barnesville, NB and Angela MacDonald-Markwell of Tampa, FL; sons: Willard MacDonald (Cynthia) of St. Martins, NB and Eldon MacDonald (Peggy) of Rothesay, NB; grandchildren: Beth Rose (Mark), Lana Campbell, Mindy Hiebert (Brent), Ryan MacDonald, Pamela MacDonald, Dakota MacGougan, Alex MacDonald and Justin McAulay (Mandy); great grandchildren: Maxwell, Seth, mason, Kai, Jackson, Sophie and Lily; sisters: Idella Marks (Harry) of Sussex, NB, Ruby Brown of St. Martins, NB, Bernice MacDonald (John) of St. Martins, NB, Laura MacAfee of Brockville, ON and Sandra McGillivery (Earl) of Timmons, ON; brothers: Willard Ellis (Carol) of Bains Corner, NB, John Ellis (Donna) of Bains Corner, NB and Wendell Ellis (Vicki) of Woodstock; sister-in-law Irene Ellis of Mount Pearl, NF; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Joyce was predeceased by her loving husband Roy MacDonald; son Gerald MacDonald; brother Andrew Ellis; and brothers-in-law: Austin Brown and Gerald MacAfee.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB. A graveside service will take place in spring of 2022 at Mosher Hill Cemetery, St. Martins, NB. Donations in memory of Joyce may be made to the Saint John Regional Hospital – Palliative Unit, Stoneybrook Veterinary Services, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through ReidsFH.com