Michael Allen MacDonald

June 2, 1935 – June 25, 2022


Passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the age of 87 in Toronto, Ontario.  Beloved husband of Judy MacDonald for 58 years. Cherished father of Ross MacDonald, (Jacqueline Phillip), Bruce MacDonald (Rosemary Araya Chavarria) and Deborah MacDonald (Paolo Bugliari-Goggia). Dear son of the late Anna and Robert MacDonald and brother of the late John MacDonald (Janet MacDonald). His grandchildren Brandon, Farin, Brent, and Luca were the pride and joy of Mike’s life.  The legacy of Mike’s kind spirit and zest for life will live on through them.  He was a loving Uncle to many nieces and nephews.


Mike lived most of his life in Ottawa, Ontario, working for the federal government and enjoyed his time most with Export Development Corporation, developing trade on a global scale visiting numerous countries, with the most delightful anecdotes of his adventures. Mike and his wife Judy had almost 30 blissful years of retirement, travelling around the world, and they were snowbirds for 25 years with a residence in Florida. Mike will be remembered most for his heavy involvement with the community, helping others and he was a dear friend of Bill W for 55 years. He was well known for his sense of humour and loved to chat and have a good laugh with everyone who crossed his path.


A Memorial Service will take place at Cole Funeral Services and Pinecrest Remembrance Chapel, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.  A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow.


In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Michael can be made to your local Salvation Army.