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John F. MacDonald

John F. MacDonald

Saturday, January 16th, 1943 - Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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Obituary

It is with great sadness that we say ‘until we meet again’ to John, at 77 years of age, following a spirited display of strength while living with COPD. He passed away at home, surrounded by family on October 1st, 2020. He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Lise (Richer), the loving father of Natalie MacDonald (Paul Laplante) of Ingleside, Jeffrey MacDonald of Alexandria, Tammy Benson (Al) of Green Valley and Joshua (AKA Dean) MacDonald of Cornwall. Adoring “Pépère” to Vanessa, Kamryn and Blake. Caring great-grandfather of Alyza. He will be fondly missed by his siblings Maureen Bissonnette (late Donat), Inez MacDonald, Alexander “Sandy” MacDonald (Judy), Mavis MacDonald and many friends and family members. Predeceased by his parents John F. “Jack” MacDonald and Mary (née Dunovan) and his sister Margaret Henri (Robert). John will be remembered for his keen community involvement, a pillar of the community. He served actively on many boards, clubs and committees over the years, including but not limited to Les Ēlites, the Don Johnson Agency, SD&G Developmental Services, HGMH Foundation, Richelieu, Le Carrefour, Shalom House, Ēquipe Psycho-Sociale, etc. He was the proud recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and Citizen of the Year award. He was very recognizant of the fact that his ability to serve the community was due to his wife’s unwavering support. John’s commitment to Moulure Alexandria Moulding and its employees for over 51 years gained him much admiration and respect. He considered it his second home and the employees were like extended family to him. He was a devoted member of the congregation at St. Finnan’s Cathedral, Paroisse Sacré-Coeur and Ēglise Ste. Marie de l’Assomption. Until the very end, he remained a man of deep faith, strong values and high ethics. He set the bar high and we will continue to try to follow in his footsteps as we remember the mark he leaves on the world. A visitation with controlled attendance will be held at the Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 114 Main St. South, Alexandria (613-525-2772) on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Masks must be worn inside the Funeral Home during the visitation. A PRIVATE Mass of Christian Burial for relatives only will be celebrated at Église Sacré-Coeur, Alexandria on Friday, October 9, 2020. For those who wish to view the Funeral Service live online may do so on Friday, October 9, 2020 starting at 11 am at the following link www.facebook.com/kavproductions/live. Interment will follow in the Ste. Marie de l'Assomption Catholic Church Cemetery, Green Valley. John requested that casual and colourful attire be worn for visitation, in celebration of his life. For those who wish to make memorial donations, John kindly asked to please consider directing your generosity to Hopital Glengarry Memorial Hospital Foundation. In memory of John, a tree will be planted in a Memory Woods.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd. - Alexandria Branch
    Address
    114 Main Street South
    ALEXANDRIA, ON K0C 1A0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Masks must be worn inside the Funeral Home during the visitation.
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd. - Alexandria Branch
    Address
    114 Main Street South
    ALEXANDRIA, ON K0C 1A0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Masks must be worn inside the Funeral Home during the visitation.
  • Service

    Friday, October 9th, 2020 |
    When
    Friday, October 9th, 2020
    Location
    Église Sacré-Coeur
    Address
    225 Main Street South
    ALEXANDRIA, ON K0C 1A0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    A PRIVATE Mass of Christian Burial for relatives only will be celebrated at Église Sacré-Coeur, Alexandria on Friday, October 9, 2020. For those who wish to view the Funeral Service live online may do so on Friday, October 9, 2020 starting at 11 am at the following link https://www.facebook.com/kavproductions/live
  • Interment

    Location
    Ste. Marie de l'Assomption Parish Cemetery, Green Valley

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julia Beaudoin

Posted at 01:51pm
Our most sincere condolences to Lise and family. Very sorry to hear of John's passing.
Julia Beaudoin, RRN and Shannon Way ( previous of Alexandria Mouldings )
JB

Jean-Marc Boisvenue

Posted at 08:32pm
Mes sympathies Lise, Nathalie, Tammy et Joshua
 
TB

Tammy Benson Posted at 11:35pm

Thank you Jean-Marc. I know you are with us in spirit.
ML

Marcel Lamarche

Posted at 08:18pm
Nos sympathies les plus sinceres Lise, ainsi qu'a toute ta famille.

Monique et Marcel Lamarche
Pauline Ouimet
 
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Tammy Benson Posted at 11:36pm

Merci Monique, Marcel et Pauline!
SA

steve archer

Posted at 01:58pm
I didn't know John long , but I knew him as a compassionate and very intelligent man, someone who I respected greatly. To Tammy and all the family, Crystal and I send our heartful condolences.

Steve and Crystal Archer
 
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Tammy Benson Posted at 11:37pm

Steve and Crystal, that is so sweet. He enjoyed your interactions. Kind regards, Tammy
MK

Michelle van kessel

Posted at 11:23pm
I got the honor of meeting John about 10 years ago on New Years Eve. I was a complete stranger to him and too the whole family. John welcomed me and all who were there with open arms. That night John gave me his blessing. I will cherish that moment for always. John you spoke from your heart . John for the short span of time we had getting to know each other your taught me so many things you taught me forgiveness patience to love unconditionally. Thank You God speed I love you Until we meet again my dear friend
 
TB

Tammy Benson Posted at 11:38pm

Well said, Michelle
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