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Terry MacDonald

Obituary of Terry MacDonald

MacDonald, Terry (John Terrence Ross)

Terry MacDonald, the very dear husband of Marie (Martin), left this world on Saturday, June 19, 2021.  He was the loving father of Maureen Jablonski and her husband Jerry, Steve MacDonald and his wife Sonya of Gibsons, B.C. and Neil MacDonald of London.  Terry was a caring father and grandfather who delighted in being with his grandchildren James, Patrick, Ava, and Graeme, and also with James’s girlfriend Brittany.

Terry is survived by his brother Ralph of Rexdale, Ontario, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.  He is predeceased by his parents Edward and Elizabeth (Walke) MacDonald, his brothers Charles, Aubrey, David, Leonard and Thaddeus, and his sisters Veronica, Theresa, Frances, Edna, Alberta and Eileen and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  Terry and Marie often socialized with Terry’s many siblings.  They also enjoyed many good times with Marie’s sister Eileen Bliss, Eileen’s husband (the late Leonard Bliss) and their family.

Terry was born in the North Sydney Hospital in Nova Scotia on May 24, 1931.  After having 11 babies at home Grandma MacDonald needed a break!  He grew up in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia and was the descendent of Scottish, English and Irish settlers.  In 1951, Terry “immigrated” to London to join some siblings already in Ontario and to obtain better job opportunities.  After a brief stint at Van Raalte, Terry enjoyed 35 years at Kellogg’s, mainly in the Printing Department.  In 1958, he met Marie, “the Irish nurse from County Carlow” and love of his life and married her on June 18, 1960.

Terry liked the simple pleasures of life:  Being with family, swimming, going for walks, creating home movies / videos, staying at the trailer in Bayfield, having campfires, cooking, listening to all kinds of music including the East Coast variety, bird watching and enjoying nature.  Later in life, he and Marie had many opportunities to travel.  He enjoyed good relationships with his in-laws John Jablonski, the late Basyl and Tina Jablonski, and the late Maria and Silvano and their extended family.

Terry’s kind deeds and works will be remembered by family, friends, and former co-workers.  Thank you for working shift work all of those years, Dad!   A regular churchgoer, he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Thank you so much to the staff at St. Thomas Elgin Hospital for giving Terry such amazing care!

Visitors are welcome to John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from  6:00 to 8:00 pm.  A  Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Church on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 11am.Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a limited number of people are allowed to attend each visitation period and Mass. Please register with your first/last name, telephone number and your preferred time to Those who wish to join the family for the Funeral Mass via live stream may do so by CLICKING HERE.  Interment to follow in St Peter’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations made to your favourite charity would be appreciated. 


June 22 at 10:30am

Please note:  The funeral home email is presently not working.  Please call us at 519 434-2708 to register for the visitation or Funeral Mass.  Thank you for your understanding. 

John Donohue



Visitation at Funeral Home

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
John T. Donohue Funeral Home
362 Waterloo Street
London, Ontario, Canada
519 434-2708
Prayers will be held at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening.

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
St. Patrick's Church
377 Oakland Ave.
London, Ontario, Canada
The Mass will be live-streamed at for those wishing to join the family virtually


12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
St. Peter's Cemetery
806 Victoria Street
London, Ontario, Canada
519 451-9120