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MacDonald; Robert Allan

Posted By Obits On April 9, 2020 @ 1:38 pm In Obituaries | 54 Comments

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MacDonald – Robert A. “Bob”, 87, of Milton, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on April 9, 2020.
Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Allie and Anne (Wilson) MacDonald.
Bob was a machinist for the former Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited in Brooklyn for 38 years until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of Prince of Wales Lodge #29, A.F. & A.M. Milton. He served as past president for the Village Commissioners of Milton. Above all, Bob enjoyed spending time with his family.
Bob is survived by his son Stephen of Labelle; grandchildren Robert of Liverpool and Holly (Jules).LeClercq of Edmonton and great grandchildren Hudson, Isaac and Winston MacDonald and Jude leClercq. His half brother Richard Carrigan of Peterborough, ON.
Bob was predeceased by his loving wife of 67 years Ruth (MacLeod), his son Jamie and his brother Douglas.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A private family graveside memorial will be held at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Queens General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Christopher Clarke on April 9th, 2020 4:04 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing I’d known since I came here in 1960. He was an ardent golfer and I used to patronize the nineteenth hole! We always had a little chat when we ran into each other. He was a fine person. My sympathy to his family

Condolence from Bernie Hatt on April 9th, 2020 4:15 pm

So sorry to hear Steve and family. Wonderful man.

Condolence from Paat Cochrane on April 9th, 2020 4:41 pm

So sorry to hear about Bob. Didn’t see him often, but always had a good chat when we met. Old school friend. My condolences.

Condolence from Peter/Debbie Anthony on April 9th, 2020 4:47 pm

please accept our prayers for your comfort. Your Dad was a wonderful soul….

Condolence from Annette White on April 9th, 2020 4:56 pm

Stephen, I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. Bob was a very nice man and will be missed. Sending you hugs and my heartfelt condolences.

Condolence from Dennis & Sherri Harrington on April 9th, 2020 5:03 pm

So very sorry for your loss❤️

Condolence from Don and Vi Mackenzie on April 9th, 2020 5:06 pm

Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing, he was a true Christian gentleman. I appreciated Bob’s friendship. Our condolences to the family at this time of your loss.

Condolence from Kathy and Tony on April 9th, 2020 5:17 pm

So sorry for your loss

Condolence from Members & Adherents of the Milton, Port Medway & Charleston Baptist Churches on April 9th, 2020 5:29 pm

Dear Stephen and family, On behalf of the Milton, Port Medway, and Charleston Baptist Churches, it saddens us to hear of the loss of our dear friend Bob. Our prayers and thoughts are extended to you, and we seek God’s grace and peace to be with you as well. Bob was a very respected and longtime member of the Milton Baptist Church family. Bob will be remembered as a very gentle soul who was a friend to all. May God be with you in your time of sorrow and in the days ahead. Love and sincere condolences to you.

Condolence from JohnLeefe on April 9th, 2020 6:00 pm

So sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. We have been friends for a long time, in more recent years as masons. Always good hearted, he will be will remembered by all who shared life’s path with him.

Condolence from David and Bonnie Hatt on April 9th, 2020 6:12 pm

Stephen ,so sorry to hear about your dad. A kind gentle soul.We always enjoyed our chats with Bob.Keep your memories close.

Condolence from Vinal Smith on April 9th, 2020 6:17 pm

Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Always had a good word for everyone. I remember him and Jack and their fishing adventures back when we all done a lot of handlining.

Condolence from Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth on April 9th, 2020 7:00 pm

Steve and family- So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I will always remember him as a great person! Please accept our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts are prayers are with you.

Condolence from Doug & Dot Winters on April 9th, 2020 7:05 pm

Sorry to read about Bob. He was a nice man who always seemed to take an interest in the community. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Doug and Dot

Condolence from MAURICE/BETTY WHYNOTT on April 9th, 2020 7:12 pm

Sorry to hear of Bob,s passing. He will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Doug and Pat Lohnes on April 9th, 2020 7:54 pm

So sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. I first met Bob when he spoke on my behalf when I joined local 141 and remained a valued friend since . Our condolences to all.

Condolence from David whynott of mersey point on April 9th, 2020 7:58 pm

I am very sad to hear of Bob’s passing , Bob was a wonderfull person who would often share his great knoledge of masonic education when ever asked.
Deepest regrets to Brother Bob’s family and friends on behalf of myself and all brothers of Prince of Wales Lodge at this sad time.

Condolence from Fran and Jim Gaskell on April 9th, 2020 8:01 pm

To Bobs entire family. We were very sorry to hear of Bobs passing. I have known him my entire life and I have not known a nicer or kinder person than Bob. I always enjoyed talking with him and to get an update on all his family. He always had a smile and a hug for me whenever we would see each other. I’m thankful that I knew him and could call him friend. He always let me know how much he loved his family

Condolence from Kathy Lohnes Dixon on April 9th, 2020 8:41 pm

Stephen and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, was so nice to see him while home in 2015, take care, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Kathy Lohnes Dixon.

Condolence from Kendell S Colp on April 9th, 2020 9:01 pm

So sorry for your loss, Please accept our sincerest condolences

Condolence from Judy Hyson on April 9th, 2020 9:11 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing My condolences to his family.May he RIP.

Condolence from Lynn Kempton-Lowe on April 9th, 2020 9:39 pm

Dear Stephen and family, I was so sorry to read that your Dad has passed away. Both your Mom & Dad were very special people. I have no doubt in my mind that they are together again, happy and well, with the Saviour that they both loved. However, I realize that this leaves a large void in your life, and my prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Lynn & Larry Lowe

Condolence from Philip& Holly Smith on April 9th, 2020 10:17 pm

Stephen and family,
Thinking of you all in the loss of your father and grandfather. He was a thoughtful man- well respected and such an asset to any group he was part of. Please accept our sincere condolences..

Holly and Philip Smith

Condolence from Tom Cameron on April 9th, 2020 10:56 pm

I saw today Tim MacDonald’s post on Facebook about the loss of your Dad. I can’t think of a single negative memory related to your Dad. He was a devoted husband, loved his kids and community. A true giver. What a great man and always treated Dad and I with great thoughtfulness and inclusion. That sentiment is also equally true of your Mum. I am so sorry. You, Robert and Holly and all your grandkids are in Lynnette’s and my thoughts and prayers. Your Dad will be truly missed.

Condolence from Enid MacKay on April 9th, 2020 10:57 pm

To Bob’s family. Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss.
I met Bob and Ruth years ago. Every time we would meet we had a great chat.
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Enid M.

Condolence from gary conrad and gloria aulenback on April 10th, 2020 6:10 am

Gloria aulenback & gary conrad,
april 10 at 6:02 am

to stepnen and family, we are sorry to hear to hear of your dads passing. our thoughts and prayers
are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Elizabeth Boland on April 10th, 2020 6:47 am

Stephen and family. So sorry to read of your dad’s passing. Bob was a wonderful kind man and always had a smile and a friendly hello. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Sincerely Nelson and Liz.

Condolence from Kim Risser on April 10th, 2020 7:43 am

Dear Steve, Ann and family,

So sorry to read of your Dad’s passing this morning. It was my pleasure to serve him at my store for 27 years. Always walked thru the door with a “smile” and ready for a small chat. Fondly remembered. Please accept my deepest condolences. “Rest in Peace” Bob.



Condolence from Jeanette ,Irving Whynot on April 10th, 2020 8:20 am

Steve and family ,Sorry for your loss

Condolence from Clark and Sandra Hebb on April 10th, 2020 8:54 am

Clark and Sandra Hebb So sorry for your loss , please accept our sincere condolences. He was always friendly and loved to stop for a chat whenever we met. R I P Bob

Condolence from Gordon Eisnor on April 10th, 2020 8:58 am

Sincere condolences to all Bob’s family.

Condolence from Gary Rawding on April 10th, 2020 9:23 am

I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Bob he was a great man a friend to all.

Condolence from Deb, Chuck taylor on April 10th, 2020 10:27 am

Dear Stephen and all of Bobs family I am heart broken for your loss.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Biggest hugs
Deb and Chuck

Condolence from Peggyand Richard Hatt on April 10th, 2020 11:05 am

Richard and I would like to express our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Dad .He was a true gentleman and always so nice .He is now with the love of his life …Sincerely Richard and Peggy Hatt

Condolence from Shelly and Derek Neilson on April 10th, 2020 11:33 am

To all of the MacDonald Family –
It was always hard to think of Ruth without Bob, and vice versa. They are together again, and will never be apart. Sincere condolences to everyone in Bob’s family. You are in our thoughts. Rest easy Bob.

Condolence from Barbara Brooks on April 10th, 2020 11:37 am

I was sadden to hear of Bob’s passing,
Bob and Ruth, lived beside me,
And were both, good neighbours and special friends.
I always knew I could rely on them if needed, and I did.
They both played a big part in the Church and Community.
Even though, we will miss him greatly, Bob and Ruth lived
For each other, and I am comforted to know, not only is he
With his Saviour, but with the love of his life, his beloved Ruth.
Rest in a well deserved Peace, my friends ….❤️…Ballymote, Milton


Condolence from Wayne & Sandra Wamboldt & Carolyn on April 10th, 2020 12:38 pm

Our most heartfelt sympathy to you Steve, and your family. Sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Becky Williams on April 10th, 2020 12:48 pm

Saddened to hear this news, Bob was a wonderful, gentle man whom I had great respect for. He will be missed by many. Sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Phyllis C Tutty on April 10th, 2020 2:31 pm

Stephen and family, so sorry to hear Bob passed. He was a true gentleman, He always had a smile
and we had great chats. He will be missed. Please accept my condolences.

Condolence from Susan and Peter Truelove on April 10th, 2020 2:38 pm

We were both saddened to learn of Bob’s passing. I have fond memories of years ago meeting and visiting with both Bob and Ruth when our daughter, Rhylee was visiting and playing there with Ally Wilson. They were both lovely people. Sincerest thoughts of sympathy to his family.

Condolence from Marie on April 10th, 2020 3:01 pm

Stephen and Family
So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.
He was a great guy and so well liked.
Will be thinking of you all
Marie ❤️

Condolence from Linda Lucier on April 10th, 2020 3:16 pm

This is such sad news. Bob was such a nice person. He and Ruth always happy, and was so nice to meet them here and there an have wonderful chats, I’ve thought about him lately and was wondering how he was doing on his own. I’m sure he missed Ruth so very much. I am thinking of them together again , and both happy. Take care Stephen and all the family . He will be missed .

Condolence from Valerie McKee Chalifoux on April 10th, 2020 3:55 pm

Steve and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, Granddad, Great Granddad. I truly loved both Ruth, Bob and of course Jamie. Sending much love, hugs and prayers to you all. ” God has another Angel sitting beside him”

Condolence from Bonnie on April 10th, 2020 5:29 pm

Dear Steve,
So very sorry to hear about your dad passing. He was a lovely man and he is now with your mom, a good thing for the both of them! Remember the good times to see you through!


Bonnie Hartlen and Norman Rafuse

Condolence from Carolyn Merrill & Tom VanHorne on April 10th, 2020 5:36 pm

Dear Steve, We are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Sending you prayers & hugs!
Love Carolyn & Tom

Condolence from Robert & Sally Fader on April 10th, 2020 8:43 pm

Steve& family:
Condolences to you on the loss of your Dad. A nicer person you wouldn’t find. Thinking of you at this very sad and difficult time.

Condolence from Murray and Donna Rolfe on April 10th, 2020 10:49 pm

Steve- Sorry to hear of your Fathers passing our Sincere Condolences.

Condolence from Billand Anna Cox on April 12th, 2020 9:31 am

Stephen and family;
We are very sorry to hear of Bob’ passing. He was a true gentleman and always thought of others. Bill will miss him in lodge where he was a true mason and a ritualist of renown. He has missed Ruth greatly and now they are together again. We extend heartfelt sympathy to you all.

Condolence from Sheila & Jerry Feakes on April 12th, 2020 11:52 am

Stephen and family
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Although I have not seen him for a long time I can still remember his beautiful smile and kind words. Take care of each other and remember the good times. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from sheila oickle on April 12th, 2020 6:03 pm

i’m so sorry to hear of bob’s passing he spoke every time he seen me he was a very friendly person he will be missed

Condolence from Darren Whynot & Lisa Tarr on April 13th, 2020 8:16 pm

To all the family we are sorry for your loss R.I.P Bob

Condolence from Anne Cameron on May 1st, 2020 9:35 pm

He was the most loyal, person :without question., at anytime in his life. I could not have asked for a more lovely father in law in all my years past.
A considerste loss of huge proportions ; he was a very rare , and kind man. For any who truely knew him , they understand. Respectfully thankful for his goodness thoughout most of my life. Sincely, Anne Cameron

Condolence from Brenda Reid ( Wentzell ) on May 9th, 2020 11:10 am

I’m so sorry for your loss. Bob and Ruth were dear friends of my mom Lorna. Please take care.

Condolence from Leslie Clarke on October 17th, 2020 5:55 pm

Stephen and family,
So sorry for the loss of your Dad and Grand dad. I know he will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with you.
Leslie Clarke

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