Local author, owner of Andy’s Dummy Farm dies

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SACKVILLE, N.B. – Andy MacDonald, a well-known local humourist, author and the owner of Andy’s Dummy Farm outside of Port Elgin, died at the Drew Nursing Home in Sackville on Thursday, May 8, at the age of 96.

One of 11 children, MacDonald was born in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, the son of a Cape Breton coal miner.

MacDonald became popular throughout the Maritimes for his series of books on life in Cape Breton, including “Bread and Molasses”, “Don’t Slip on the Soap”, “Tell Pa I’m Dead”, ’Tis Me Again B’y!” and “Don’t be Funny, Daddy”.

MacDonald later opened Andy’s Dummy Farm at his home outside Port Elgin.

Known for his sense of humour, he was featured throughout the years in a variety of newspaper and magazine articles, and was featured on several radio and television shows.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Campbell’s Funeral Home in Sackville, N.B. and a memorial service will be held at a later date

 

Geographic location: SACKVILLE, Cape Breton, Port Elgin Sydney Mines

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  • Bgor
    May 10, 2014 - 07:36

    Awwwww. He was one if the most eccentric ol'dudes we EVER met! Sooooo kind. Kept inviting us in for tea or something to eat. Gave Elliott a construction hat that is still mounted in his office. RIP Andy you sweetheart!

  • Donna Goodwin
    May 10, 2014 - 05:33

    Donna , Will you pass this on to the other cousins in Oshawa. Thanks Ethel

  • Ethel Bollong
    May 10, 2014 - 05:20

    Andy was quite a man. He was loved by every one.He brought alot of enjoyment into their live.Now that he has gone to join Rhoda he will not be forgotten.May God be with you Dianne and get you and your family through this difficult time.