CAMERON HALL McDONALD It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Cameron Hall McDonald on March 27, 2021, at the age of 91. Cam was the beloved husband of Joan (nee Lawrence) for 56 years, and a loving father to Shelagh (George) and Ian (Heather). He adored his three grandchildren: Jack, and Ayla and Owen. Survived by his nephews and nieces David (Judy), Jennifer (John), Jon (Aimee), and Joanne (Erik), and by his brother-in-law Jim. Predeceased by his parents David and Margaret (Hall) McDonald, his sister Mary Hunt, and his brother David. Cam was raised on a three-generation farm in New Dundee, Ontario. He graduated from New Dundee Continuation School and K.W. Collegiate, and in 1952 from the University of Toronto with a degree in Modern History and Modern Languages. Most of his career as a French teacher was spent at Etobicoke Collegiate Institute. He was a dedicated teacher, and like all great educators cared about those he taught as people first and students second. He loved to travel, camping all across Canada with his family when his children were young. After he retired, he and Joan travelled to Canada's north as well as to many European destinations, and even to the Antarctic. Scotland always held a special place in his heart. He was an accomplished woodworker, gardener, and expert breakfast chef. Cam will be missed for his quiet sense of humour, his wisdom, and his infinite capacity to care for those he held dear. Due to ongoing pandemic restrictions, plans for a memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Youth Without Shelter.
Published in The Globe and Mail from Apr. 7 to Apr. 11, 2021.