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DONALD NORMAN MacAULAY, M.D. Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in his 76th year. He is survived by his partner of 38 years Warwick R. Butt (Rick), his brother John and his wife Carol and their children Michell (Mark Turcotte), Mark and his wife Hilary and Ian and four great- nephews. Son of the late Wilma and Laird. Donald was born on April 15, 1936 in Southampton, Ontario. He attended the University of Western Ontario and graduated from medicine in 1962. He volunteered with CARE and was posted in Afghanistan for the next two years. Dr. Don returned to Toronto where he started his private practice, which included four generations of one family, until he retired in 1998. He was involved with AIDS patients and was very supportive through all stages of their illness. Donald has been cremated and at his request there will be no service. There will be a Celebration of Don's Life at his home "Windsong" at a later date. Rick would like to thank Drs. Rogakou, Faris, Thorne and Bell, nurses Susan, Adrea, Alana and Sam and physical therapists Elaine and Cory for their compassion and care during Don's final days. Missed by his pets Maggie, Ziggy, Pip, Gilbert, Sullivan and Kate. Please consider a contribution in Dr. Don's memory to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in Toronto Star on Jan. 21, 2012.
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January 30, 2012
We were lucky enough to meet Dr.MacAulay through Confederation Life in the late 60's and followed him when he set up on his own practice. We were grateful for a caring and competent doctor and were always glad to know he was there. It has been many years since we had seen him but we always had a special place on our hearts for him. Our condolences to his family. E& H Webster Toronto
January 26, 2012
I was so sad to read of Don's passing. It was my joy to work for Don for a number of years and I have such wonderful memories. Rick please accept my deepest sympathy. Maggie Hodge
January 24, 2012
Dr. Don looked after me and my family from 1973 until he retired. He always had time to listen, he was kind and he was a great family doctor for us. I am so sad for his passing. My condolences to Rick and other family members. He will be missed by many.
Wendy Hutchinson
January 22, 2012
My husband met Don in Afghanistan and has adored him ever since. There is a hold in our heart for this loss as he was a great man with a wicked sense of humor. Our condolences to Rick and the family.
Steve & Karen Thomas
January 21, 2012
If tears were stair steps and memories were a lane, I'd climb right up to heaven and bring him home again.
Don will always remain in my heart as one of my dearest and longest lasting friends.
wayne harvie
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