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David MacDonald

Obituary of David MacDonald

Age 81 of Sheet Harbour, passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of May 5, 2020 following a brief illness. Born in Sheet Harbour November 18, 1938, he was a son of the late Stanley and Dorothy (Cooper) MacDonald. Following his older brothers, David left home as a young man and joined the air force with the rank of Master Corporal as an air technician for over 25 years. He was stationed in Gimli, Man., Greenwood and Shearwater. His career took him around the world and we all loved his stories of incredible adventures, also with his career with the air force David became a master diver and was often called out on missions with search and rescue, yet he loved diving for recreation and always came back with fishtails and a big bag of scallops. Upon retirement, David, Colleen and Randy moved back home to Sheet Harbour where he and Colleen became part-time employees of the local RCMP detachment for 15 years. David will be missed in the Sheet Harbour Remembrance Day parade where he would be driving his restored 1942 Willie's Jeep, which he rebuilt over the years as a retirement project. David loved the outdoors and some of his favourite times were hunting and fishing with Randy and many friends. You could always find him outside in God's church, he always got his deer but in the later years he just liked to see them run. He also was an avid Montreal Canadiens fan. Survived by his beloved wife, the former Colleen (Crane); son, Randy (Ashley Wilson); daughters, Donna MacDonald Sharpe (Chester), Laura Bent (Buddy); grandchildren, Jason, Garrett, Ashley and Shawna; brothers, Darrell, Stanley (Betty), Patrick (Betty), and Ronald; sister, Dorothy Layden. Predeceased by brothers, Bernard and John; sisters, Virginia Kelly, Frances Duffey and Rosanne Boudreau. Cremation has taken place. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Peters Roman Catholic Cemetery. Donations in David's memory may be made to Sheet Harbour Ground Search and Rescue, PO Box 171, Sheet Harbour or Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be directed to: www.crowellsfuneralhome.ca
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