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"CIE" 2007 Obituary


CIENSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-05 published
MacDONALD, Donald Hugh
Died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto, on November 2nd, 2007.
son of the late Hugh MacKAY and Iernis (BRADLEY) of Oshawa, and dear brother of the late John and his wife Delphine. Born June 15, 1922 in Oshawa, Don attended North Simcoe Street Public School and Oshawa Collegiate and Vocational Institute, and earned degrees from the University of Toronto School of Engineering (B.A. Sc.), Cornell University (MRP), Imperial College of Science and Technology (DIC), University of London (PhD).
As a young engineer, Don worked for the Toronto Transit Commission on the design and construction of the Yonge Street subway. Upon his return from studies in London in 1955, he joined H.G. Acres and Co., Ltd., subsequently Acres International, where he worked in a number of different positions until 1989. He was the recipient of The Professional Engineers Gold Medal (Assoc. of Prof. Engineers of the Province of Ontario) and the R.F. Legget Award (The Cdn. Geotechnical Soc. of the Engineering Institute of Canada); and he was a member of the Hall of Distinction of the Engineering Alumni of the University of Toronto.
Don's personal commitments included meaningful affiliations with Wycliffe College, Shaw Festival Theatre, Niagara College, The Arthritis Society, and Saint Mark's Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Beloved husband of Barbara (BARRETT,) beloved father of the late Brian, and of Katy and her husband Ayad ALSINAWI, and Neil. Adored granddad of Junia and Theo. Dear brother-in-law of Jean FAYLE, the late Marjorie BARRETT, Phyllis BARRETT and Murray WHITE/WHYTE, and Norma NEUDOERFFER. Dearly loved uncle of David MacDONALD, Frances and Brennan, and Paul MacDONALD; Benjamin, Thomas (Deborah,) Jeffrey, and Daphne FAYLE; Cecelia (Jan CIENSKI,) Sarah (Christophe PEYRUSAUBES), Cynthia (Henry VENEMA) NEUDOERFFER; Dean (Gale) and Martin (Tracey) WHITE/WHYTE.
There will be cremation followed by a private family service of interment. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 13th at 2: 00 p.m. at Saint Mark's Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Mark's Historic Building Fund or The Arthritis Society and may be made through the Niagara-On-The-Lake Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes 415 Regent Street.
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