Charles MacDONALD
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MacDONALD, Charles "Al"
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Peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital (Civic Campus), with family by his side, on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Al was born November 28, 1922 to Charles and Adele (Cullen) MacDonald in Charlottetown, PE. He served in WWII as a radio operator air gunner with the Royal Air Force Coastal Command and later as part of the peace time Royal Canadian Air Force from 1946-1967, duties including a one year peacekeeping tour with the United Nations, in El Arish, Egypt. He later joined the Royal Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) until his retirement in 1986. Throughout this life Al was an avid and active ham radio operator, with contacts and friends around the globe. Predeceased by his loving wife (Carmen) of 68 years on September 9, 2014. Dear brother of Shirley MacDonald, June Donovan, Bernard, and deceased brother, Joseph. He will be dearly missed by his five children, Janis Lukey (Bill), Chris (Yadav Pudasaini), Phil (Nancy Henderson), all of Ottawa; Jo Diane Moxness (Ron) of Kensington, PE, and Brenda Caldwell (Stephen) of Derry, New Hampshire. Cherished grandfather of Terry (Stephanie), Jay (Tanya), Michael, Elli (Mike), Cory (Lauren), Jonathan (Sarah), and Tara. Proud great-grandfather of Ana Moxness. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Sincere thanks to his caregiver Christine March, and to The Ravine's Retirement Home. Friends are invited to visit Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Ave. (east of Vanier Parkway) Ottawa, on Friday, November 7, 2014 after 9:30 a.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Sacred Space of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment with Military Honours at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces and reception in honour of Al. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made via
Thank you dad for your constant devotion to our family, we will miss you.

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Published in Ottawa Citizen on Nov. 4, 2014.
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November 9, 2014
hi Phil - sorry about the passing of your parents. We enjoyed visiting at their home. Ruth and Mike.
November 5, 2014
My deepest sympathies, both your parents were very special to our family, your father was always so kind and gentle to all of us. He will be greatly missed.
Linda Valentine, Carp, Ontario
November 5, 2014
My deepest sympathy,
they were always so much fun when they came to visit our parents, they will surely be missed. Linda Valentine
November 4, 2014
Phil, Cory and Tara and your family:
Kevin and I extend to you our sincere condolences on the sudden loss of your father/grandfather. I only met your parents one time but they made me feel very welcome. You now have two special angles sitting at the hand of God.
Shirley and Kevin Dunne
November 4, 2014
Our sincere condolences.
Youssef Saliba
November 4, 2014
Diane, Janis and Brenda, I will dearly miss Carm and Al; as you know for the past 60 years they were family for me as well. My heart goes out to you and your brothers.
Joanne Steadman
November 4, 2014
Dear Brenda, Janis and family,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. He was very special to us.
We always enjoyed his wit and wonderful stories. He was a gentleman and a gentle man. A good friend to my parents and siblings,, we will remember him fondly.
Nancy Valentine
November 4, 2014
Phil and your family,
I am very sorry to hear about Al. He was a nice man and apparently had a full rewarding life. We will miss him and wish you and your family all the best.
Iain Macfarlane
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