Macdonald, Rev. Dr. Lloyd George

Macdonald, Rev. Dr. Lloyd George – Of Bedford, died at home on January 15, 2016. Born in New Glasgow in 1943, he was the son of the late John Harris and Lexie (MacDonald) Macdonald. George grew up on Pictou Island and in Thorburn, Pictou Co. After a brief career in banking, he felt called to become a minister of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier University, then earned a Bachelor of Theology from McGill University. He graduated from The Presbyterian College, Montreal in 1974. In June 1974, he was ordained as a minister by the Presbytery of Pictou at Union Church, Thorburn. He served as the minister in Presbyterian churches in Port Cartier, Que., and Eckville, Alta., followed by three charges in Nova Scotia: Knox, Dublin Shore and St. Matthew’s, West Dublin, together with the United churches in the area, then in First Sackville Church, Lower Sackville, and Knox Church, Halifax. Dr. Macdonald was very active in the life of the Presbytery of Halifax-Lunenburg and of the Synod of the Atlantic Provinces, and was twice elected as its moderator. He also served on the Board of The Presbyterian College, and on committees of the General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. In May 2004, The Presbyterian College conferred on him the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity.

George was a person of deep faith, a diligent pastor, a talented preacher, a compelling storyteller and a caring friend to many people.

He is survived by his aunt, Hazel MacDonald, Pictou, and by several cousins.

A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced in First Sackville Church, Lower Sackville. A burial service will take place in July in Thorburn Cemetery, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in his memory to The Presbyterian Church in Canada, 50 Wynford Dr., Toronto, ON M3C 1J7, to The Presbyterian College, 3495 University St., Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A8, or a charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.