Alexander Ronald MacDonald 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 student who studied mathematics, physics and engineering at UBC, McGill and Concordia. At different stages of life, Alex lived in Smithers, Montreal, Nairobi, Prince Rupert, Newmarket and Ketchikan. In Ketchikan he and Regina spent many happy times with friends. Alex had 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. Alex treated everyone he came across like a true gentleman. He was proud of his Scottish heritage and his generosity knew no boundaries. He will be forever missed by his darling wife Regina Foreman-MacDonald.
As per Alex’s wishes, there will be no funeral in Ketchikan, but a private family memorial at a later date. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Presbyterian Church or Rotaty International.
Fare thee well, my only love,
Fare thee well awhile!
And I will be with you again, my love,
If it were an endless mile.