MCTAGGART, Donald - Don MCTaggart passed away at Ross Memorial Hospital on Friday, January 18, 2013 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Dorothy MCTaggart and the late Grace MCTaggart. Father of Ross (Dori) MCTaggart, Markham; Bob (Lorraine) MCTaggart, Pleasant Point; Andrew (Sonya) MCTaggart, Markham; Margot (Kevin) Sadler, Antigonish, NS; and Andrea (Jonathan) Sadler-Kruk, Cold Spring, NY. Grandfather of Doug MCTaggart, Kyle MCTaggart, Lauren MCTaggart, Liam MCTaggart, Ryleigh MCTaggart, Sydney Roberts and Dawson Roberts. Brother of Bruce (Betty) MCTaggart, Bobcaygeon; Lois (Arch) Harvey, Ottawa; and Nancy MCTaggart-Clewes, Don Mills. He will be missed by his nieces and nephews. Don was a WWII Pilot, a Flying Officer of the Halifax Bomber. He was a piper for most of his life playing in several bands. He was also a pipe maker. Don designed and built a 1/10 scale model of the Halifax Bomber which he flew during World War II. It was a five year labour of love resulting in a flying model airplane with a wingspan of 10 feet. This model now resides in the National Air Force Museum in Trenton, ON. Family and friends will be received at MONK FUNERAL HOME, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon (705-738-3222 or 866-393-0063) on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at the Monk Chapel on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to Ross Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or charity of your choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence, donations, memories and photos may be placed at www.monkfuneralhome.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 21, 2013