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Submitted by bryan on Fri, 12/09/2022 - 03:13:PM

It is with great sadness that the family of Allan Douglas MacDonald announces his passing after a brief but valiant battle with cancer, at the age of 90 at his home in Ottawa, on December 8, 2022.

Born on May 11, 1932 in Plaster Rock, NB, he was one of eleven children of the late John and Basheba (MacInnes) MacDonald.

Allan is survived by his wife Frances, his daughters, Terry Donegan (Andrew) of Ottawa, Michele Day (Leighton) of Ottawa, Jennifer MacDonald (John Ramsay) of Ottawa, Kimberly MacDonald (Glenn Wright), son Jeffrey MacDonald (Holly) of Russell, his nine grandchildren Jeremy, Lindsay, Shane, Ryan, Matthew, Benjamin, Jacob, Kathryn and Liam, and his many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, Arnold, Gerald, Ronald, John, James, Kenneth, Malcolm, Donald MacDonald, and his sisters Jean Haines (Albert) and Mabel Jenkins (Henry).

Allan enrolled in the RCAF in 1949, serving 34 years. In 1952, he was posted to France. Subsequently, posted to England, Edmonton, Ottawa. He completed a UN mission in El-Arish Egypt, then transferred to Halifax, and Greenwood. He finished his career with the rank of Master Warrant Officer in Ottawa. After his retirement from the Armed Forces, he went on to serve as a civilian for DND for 12 years.

He was a member of the Royal Canadian legion, volunteering his time with the Orleans Branch #632.

Dad was always there for everyone, family, neighbours, colleagues, or friends. He is fondly remembered by his children for their summer trips teaching us to fish on the Tobique River in Plaster Rock, NB, his hobby of birdwatching, and for being an enthusiastic coach of all of their sports teams.

We are forever grateful for his love and support and a beautiful example of a selfless human being.

Visitation is on December 13, 2022 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa ON K1L 8A6. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 10:00am at the Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Veterans’ House Canada ( or a charity of your choice.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 12/11/2022 - 10:23:PM


Kathy Redmond and Marc Rheaume

Lindsay, Shane, Terry and the entire MacDonald family, please accept our deepest condolences. We are keeping you in our thoughts at this great time of loss.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/12/2022 - 11:28:AM


Christine Havey

Offering my heartfelt sympathy to Michele, Leighton and sons as well as the entire MacDonald family. You are in my thoughts at this sad time. I hope you find some peace in all the good memories you shared.

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