Obituary of Gordon Ronald MacDonald
We announce the peaceful passing of Gordon MacDonald on October 16, 2022 at Maple Park Lodge in Fort Erie at the age of 91. He was predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy (née Campbell) in 2018 , they were married 65 years. He was the devoted father to Greg (Pam) and Laurie (Charles). He was the proud grandfather to Paul and Sandra (Andrew), as well as great grandpa to Emily who called him Big Poppa. Loving brother to Malcolm and Tom and uncle to Calum (Juli) and great uncle to their children, Mac and Jack. Gord will be missed by those who knew him.
Gord spent his working life in business but he had a talent for working with his hands and creative problem solving. He built several boats over his lifetime including a 24' sloop. He was also active in the construction of his last home. Gord spent many years sailing the boat he built on Lake Ontario and was a member of the St. Catharines Boat Club. Gord also enjoyed teaching various courses for the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron. The family would like to thank Dr. Scher for his care of Dad in his final years.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905) 354-2133. A private family graveside service will be held in Gord's honour at a later date in Orillia. In lieu of flowers, please do something special with your family and think of Gord. For those who wish to make a donation on behalf of Gordon please consider Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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