Paul Duncan McDonald
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, nephew, brother-in-law and uncle. On Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 Paul Duncan McDonald of Lurgan Beach, formerly of Brussels, passed away in his 68th year.
Left to mourn his passing are his devoted wife Jane (Krauter) of 46 years, and his beloved children Natasha and Stephen Kloostra and Erica and Mark Pocock, as well as his cherished grandchildren Gabe, Kate and Maren.
He is also survived by a special aunt, Joyce Hodgins, of Wingham, as well as his in-laws and nieces and nephews.
Paul is predeceased by his parents Jack (1997) and Dorothy (2011), his brother Neil (1992) and sister Gail (1996) as well as two infant siblings.
Paul was a gentle and kind-hearted man who enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and was always willing to give his time for others. He took great pride in the accomplishments of his two daughters and their families and cherished the Sunday suppers that brought us together. He enjoyed hockey, NASCAR, the relaxation of retirement and helping and visiting with others whenever possible.
Paul enjoyed many years at family cottages at the French River, Amberley Beach and Port Severn, and was an accomplished barefoot water-skier and chef at the barbecue. Paul loved his vehicles and spent hours upon hours caring for them. A good chamois was his most prized possession.
Paul was easy to converse with, relishing in conversations he regularly struck up with people from all walks of life. He spent many hours on shopping mall benches making new friends.
Paul worked for over 40 years at his family hardware and building supply business in Brussels. He enjoyed working alongside his father and late siblings as well as his dedicated employees and customers.
Paul left us too early and had much more to share with those who valued him for the lovely man he was; friends and family will continue to remember him that way.
Friends were received at the MacKenzie McCreath funeral home in Ripley on Thursday, Nov. 30. The funeral service was held on Friday, Dec. 1.
Cremation has taken place with interment of cremated remains in Brussels Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Kincardine Community Health Care Foundation or London Health Sciences Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
For memorial information and condolences online visit www.mackenzieandmccreath.com