obit portrait
Banwell Chapel
John Anthony MacDonald
June 18, 1952 - April 12, 2017
(519) 253 - 7234
Passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord Jesus on April 12, 2017 with his beloved wife of 33 yrs. Susan (nee Berze) by his side. Loving son of the late John and Mary Margaret "Peggy" MacDonald. John will always be remembered by his brothers and one sister, Clete (Martha), James (Linda), Barbara (the late Rick), David (Janice). Dear son-in-law of Margaret Berze and her late husband Frank. Dear brother-in-law to Robert, Frank (Martha), Earl Dugal, Anne MacDonald. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Born in Windsor on June 18, 1952. John was a dedicated teacher at UCC The Pines High School, Chatham who put his students first and led by example. Throughout his life he earned his BA, BEd and MA from the University of Windsor. John’s faith journey began with making a Cursillo and he continued to be involved with Faith based organizations and social justice committees throughout his life, the last being St. Vincent de Paul Society which was his passion. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E 519-253-7234 on Sunday, April 16, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-9pm with Parish Prayers at 8:30. Friends and Family are asked to gather directly at St. John Vianney Church (385 Dieppe St., Windsor) on Monday, April 17, 2017 for the Mass of Resurrection at 10:30am. A deep heartfelt thank you to CCAC Nurses Jessica and Brandon and to all the staff, volunteers and Dr. Sheri Bergeron at Hospice of Windsor and Essex for your care and compassion throughout John’s illness. In honouring John’s wishes, in lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to St. Vincent de Paul c/o St. John Vianney Parish. Condolences may be left at