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MACDONALD, David Alexander

October 11, 1933 – October 4, 2012

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, David A. Macdonald

Born in Toronto, Dave spent his childhood and teenage years in Ontario. After high school Dave ventured to BigOne Inn, in Lake Country, where his passion for food grew and he became a talented chef. Moving to Western Canada with Philip 66 in 1957, he met and married his loving wife Geraldine O’Connor. Treasured memories of Papa Dave involved Sunday dinners, games of gin and his kind words. He was a generous host and was renowned for his roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. Our dad loved life, always catered to others’ needs first and was a big supporter of the Royal Canadian Legion. Dad spent many years as a salesman, cook for Hospice Calgary and a shuttle driver for Silverhill Acura.

Papa Dave will be dearly missed by his children, Patricia, Heather (Len) Webber, David (Jenny) Macdonald, Teri (Brian) McKinnon and Jo-Anne (Kevin) Watson; grandchildren; and his big extended family. He also leaves his sister, Sally (Rainer) Goldsmith and her family in United Kingdom. Dave was predeceased by his wife, Gerrie in 2007, and his daughter, Heather, in 2010.

He believed ‘life was too short to live shortly’.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael Catholic Community Church (800 – 85 Street S.W.) on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations to Royal Canadian Legion #264, 1910 Kensington Road N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 3R5 will be graciously accepted.

In living memory of David Macdonald, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Donna LeBlanc :

    Macdonald Clan, I’m so, so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Of course I will remember wonderful times with all of you celebrating one occasion or another. Your Dad was my Dad and your family was mine too.
    Take special care,
    Donna LeBlanc

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  2. Shelley Longman :

    We will miss him and will cherish the fond memories. Thinking of all of you.

    Shelley

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  3. I was very saddened and shocked to read of Dave’s passing. He was usually the shuttle driver when I had my car serviced. We always had a great chat back and forth between the shop and my home.
    My most sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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  4. Karen Collins :

    Trish, Dave, Teri, Joanne,
    So sorry to hear about your dad. I have so many wonderful memories of his good humor and kindness (not to mention his excellent meals!) He was always so good to us. If Uncle Dave was there, it was sure to be a good time! God bless you all. We will keep him and all of you in our prayers.

    Karen

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  5. Karri Manning Kingscote :

    I was very young when I met him, and what I remember is laughter, warmth and love. Keeping all in my thoughts during this difficult time.

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  6. Bryan Sundberg :

    Good bye Uncle Dave, we were so glad we were able to see you last week to say goodbye. Rest in peace.

    Bryan and Jennifer

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  7. My sincere condolences to all the kids and close relatives of Dave. He definitely was a gracious host and a great family man.

    Tony Badyk

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  8. Charles and Margaret Webber :

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your fine father and grandfather. In sympathy, Charlie and Margaret Webber

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  9. I am so sad to hear the sad news about David. David was one of those larger than life characters who always made you feel so welcomed, looked after you and made you feel very special. And of course his roast meals were legendary. Even my mother envied his culinary skills! No doubt he will be missed and you are all in my thoughts.
    With love from Therona xxx

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  10. Sally, Rainer, Alexandra, Therona and Jonathan Goldsmith :

    With all our love to you, David was the much loved little brother of Sally. We will all miss his wonderful personality and zest for life. A truly wonderful man xxx

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  11. jennifer manning :

    I have very loving and fun memories of Uncle Dave and the family. May all of your memories give you strength.

    With love and prayers,
    Jennifer Manning and family

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  12. Anne (Dreher) Lang :

    Patricia and all the MacDonald family,
    May the thoughts of sympathy help to ease your pain at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Anne & Frank

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  13. Sharlene Clarke :

    My sincere condolences in the loss of Dave. I have been trying to reach him and was afraid his health had deteriorated. I have been away until today and my friend Mona who used to work with Dave at the hospice advised me of his passing. My son Jon worked with Dave at Silverhill, and Heather was my coach for dragonboating, he was my neighbor in Glamis gdns. Lots of connections. He loved his family especially his grandchildren and will surely be missed. Cheers to Dave! Dave left a great legacy in who he was.
    Sharlene Clarke

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