Obituary of David Ian MacDonald
A limb has fallen from our family tree. David passed away peacefully at home on St. Joseph Island on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Loving husband and best friend of Doreen for 62 years. Father of Denise & Brian Maguire, Patricia & Egidio Secondi and Heather & Scott Gjos. Proud grandfather of Brittany & Andrew, Nathan & Ellen, Alicia & Andrew, Jordan & Andrea, Adam & Amy, Allyson, and Spencer. Great grandfather of six. Last surviving of five siblings. Brother-in-law of nine. Survived by Norma MacDonald, Donna Chapin, Marilyn Potruff, Ron Oros and Russell Hope. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. David’s lifelong passion evolved around motor mechanics including teaching, vehicle inspector and paralegal. David was Mr. Fix It Man to many and a friend to all. He was a collector of tractors and was particularly proud of his 1970 Buick Electra convertible.
Friends and family are invited to visit at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758) on Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the chapel on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Stewart Walker officiating. Memorial donations to the North Shore Health Network Auxiliary Matthews Site would be greatly appreciated by the family. A heartfelt thank you to the Richards Landing EMS and the Thessalon OPP for the care, compassion and dignity shown to David and his family.