Ronald  MacDonald, Dominion

Ronald Arthur MacDonald, Dominion

1933 - 2018

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Obituary of Ronald MacDonald, Dominion

Ronald Arthur MacDonald



It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ronald A. MacDonald ‘Ron’ on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Dominion on July 29th, 1933, he was the son of the late Ernie and Christine ‘Tina’ (Campbell) MacDonald.

Ron’s career spanned a few areas, initially working with Sydney Louisburg Railway, and over 30 years with Transport Canada as a firefighter at Sydney and Charlottetown airports. He was also a volunteer firefighter for the town of Dominion for over 25 years.

He was a devoted family man, who travelled the country to spend time with his children, grandchildren and great grand children.

Ron was also a devout catholic, who volunteered many hours to St. Eugene’s parish as a choir member and director. He was also a member of other church choirs in the Glace Bay Deanery.

He and mom would be seen often at the local card games, enjoying an evening of camaraderie and friendship.

Ron is survived by his loving wife, Lorna (nee Gouthro) of 62 years. She was his best buddy and soul mate, they were always seen together.  He will also be deeply missed by his loving children, Paulette (Blake) McWilliam, Aileen (Stephen) Murphy, Kevin (Sandra), Elizabeth (Rod) Luzentales, Allan (Maria), David (Lisa). Grampie is also survived by his 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Ron was predeceased by his only sibling, Myrna Gatto

In keeping with Dad’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday. June 29, 2018 from 5 to 8pm in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 11 am in Immaculate Conception Church, with Fr. Norman MacPhee presiding. Interment will follow in St. Eugene’s cemetery, reception will be held in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ron's memory may be made to the St. Eugene's Cemetery Fund, c/o

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