George (Mac) MacDonald
March 25, 1932 ~ Nov. 14, 2015
Mac passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Mac was happily married for 57 years with his wife, Betty. They had four children: Gayle (Dave) Newman, Robert (Carol), Valerie, Wendy (Don) May; grandchildren: Matthew, Kyla (Brandon) Bernstein, and Jordan and great grandchildren: Emily, Makenna and Beckett. Pre-deceased by his brother, Kenneth and sister, Lorraine King. Also loved and treasured by his sister in laws, brother in laws, nephews, nieces and many friends.
He attended John Shaw in Nanaimo and Shawnigan Lake Boys School before starting his career in bulldozing/logging – his businesses included Midland Bulldozing, Ro-Mac Contracting and Waycotray Logging. He did a lot of business deals with just a handshake, he took pride in his work and had a strong work ethic, he loved operating his bulldozer and building roads. His work took him to different areas on Vancouver Island and at times the whole family went to camp.
Betty was the love of his life and they made a loving and welcoming home for their family and friends. They loved their life from dances at the Pleasant Valley Hall to camping and travelling together. Into their retirement they spent many winters in Palm Springs meeting dear friends that became their extended family.
Dad will always be remembered for his sense of humour, easy smiles, and willingness to beat you at a game of cribbage.
We would like to extend our gratitude to the many caretakers and nurses at Malaspina Garden. Thank you for caring for our Mac Daddy. Also thank you to Dr. Oberholster for her care and compassion.
Celebration of Life will take place on Friday November 20th, 2015 at Trinity United on Spartan Road, Nanaimo at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
charity of your choice.