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Edward ( ET, Ted, Mac ) Theodore MCDONALD

November 19, 1931 - August 24, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ed, (Ted, Mac, E.T.) on August 24, 2013, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Ed leaves his wife, partner and best friend Lynda, his sons Glenn(Carol), Keith(Bonnie), his grandaughter Tara(Cody) and grandson Cole, great grandaughter Sierra, sister-in-laws Sue and Linda, numerous nieces and nephews. His extended family Graham(Jen), Lynette(Andy) and granddaughter’s Laura(Sean), Alicia, Leah, Amanda and great grandaughter Paisley. Known by all his grandchildren as “Grandpa Chicken Wing”. Ed was born November 19, 1931 in Vancouver, he lived all over the province but spent his childhood in the interior of B.C. and on the island in Port Alberni.

Ed left home at a very early age and went back to Vancouver where he got a job with two of his uncles in a Sawmill. Ed worked his whole life as a Sawfiler in the Sawmill Industry. Ed was a Volunteer Fireman for Sooke Fire Dept from 1963 to 1980 and a Scoutmaster from 1968 to 1973. He loved to play cards, especially Bridge, Crib and Euchre, which he did most every week until he got too sick. His favourite time was playing crib with Lynda every morning over a cup of coffee.

In later years Ed and Lynda travelled to Yuma, Arizona for many winters and cruised to Hawaii, Alaska, San Diego and San Francisco, while spending the last 10 years travelling to Skagit and Bellingham, Washington.

We would like to thank Dr. Tomas Vally and staff, Dr. Paul Singh, Dr. Gary Steinhoff, all the Home Care Nurses, especially our dedicated Home Care Nurse Michele, the Nurses of 4AS at VGH. To the wonderful caring staff of Ayre Manor, you have all been outstanding and the memories spent there will be treasured forever…

A very special thank you to Paul and Claudette West for your caring and compassion, it was so greatly appreciated by us.

At Ed’s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Association.

Ed’s favourite sayings:

Have A Good Day, and if you don’t, it’s your own fault. Please carry-on his saying, it’s so true and DEAL THOSE CARDS!