Alexander Ronald MacDonald

December 16, 2021
In loving memory ~
MacDonald, Alexander Ronald passed away at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital after a long illness on December 16, 2021, at the age of 81. Loving husband of Regina Foreman for 16 years. Beloved father of Shona (Tom Nemeth) and Shari (Peter Villeneuve). Proud grandfather of Ryan, Cameron and Gabriel. Brother of Ian and the late Robert. Dear son of the late Joseph and Jean MacDonald.
Alex was a brilliant person who studied mathematics, physics and engineering at UBC, McGill and Concordia. At different stages of life, Alex lived in Smithers, Montreal, Nairobi, Prince Rupert, Ketchikan, and Newmarket, and enjoyed a 30+ year career with Canadian National Railways. Alex believed in education, community service, especially Rotary International, volunteerism and was involved with his church throughout his life. He loved cooking and creating recipes, the Black Watch Pipes & Drums of Montreal, and photography. Alex treated everyone he came across like a true gentleman. He was proud of his Scottish heritage and his generosity knew no boundaries.
Special thanks and gratitude to the devoted and caring medical staff that supported Alex, especially Dr. Pandes and nurses Margaret and Pegah. As per Alex’s wishes, there will be no funeral, but a private family memorial at a later date. If desired, memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice, in keeping with Alex’s kind and giving spirit.


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