Joseph MacDONALD

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MacDONALD, Joseph Donald
April 11, 1930 - April 28, 2012
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joe MacDonald. Joe is survived by his loving wife Jean; son Jim, wife Tara; daughter-in-law Jeanette; and brother Jim (Audrey) of Sidney, B.C. Joe was predeceased by his oldest son, Bruce; his parents; brother Claude and step-sister Eva. Joe was born in Wainwright, AB. As a young man, he joined the Canadian Navy and served during the Korean War. After leaving the Navy, Joe and Jean moved to Calgary to raise their family. He spent the next thirty years working in the oil industry as a Drilling Supervisor. Retirement found them traveling to Arizona and walking the desert to find the perfect agate. His hobby was rock collecting, polishing and talking with "Rockhounds". His little dog, Sam, was always at his side. Joe was a member of the Legion where he volunteered as a member of the Honour Guard. He was also very active in the annual Legion Poppy Drive. Joe loved his family, was a kind man and was always willing to help anyone in need. The family would like to thank the staff at the Southwood Care Centre for all their loving care. A Memorial Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Branch No. 285 (9202 Horton Road S.W.) on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Flowers gratefully declined. If you so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting . Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM (304 - 18 Avenue S.W., Calgary AB), Telephone: 403-228-4422.


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Published in The Calgary Herald from May 3 to May 4, 2012
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