Donald McArthur

Donald McArthur

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Obituary of Donald McArthur

Enveloped in love, Donald (Donny) McArthur, son of the late John and Keryma McArthur, departed on his final journey into the arms of God The Father on Sunday, February 27th.

Devoted husband of Claudia, loving and empowering father of Bevin (Alejandro) and Kimberley (Alejandro) and doting grandfather of Alex. Cherished brother of Carmen (Fred), John (Frances), Robert (Silvia) and brother in-law of Daniel (Janet), Delbert (Pilar), Jaqueline (John) and Zahira (Greg).

His intelligent smile, stunning blue eyes and wonderful character will be a legacy remaining forever present in the lives of those fortunate to have known him.

Born in Chile, he first arrived in Windsor as a boarding student to attend Assumption High School. Donald went on to earn two degrees from University of Windsor.  A lifelong adventurer with an appetite for great challenges, his career spanned over 35 years in International Development and a decade in the private sector, establishing opportunities and friendships across many countries of South, Central and North America.

Donald had a tremendous love for: music (playing his 12-string guitar), reading, movies, wood-working, “asados”, and spending time with family and friends. Most recently he had mastered the art of sous-vide cookery.  Yet, his real passion and talent was for restoring classic cars.  

Donald's charismatic presence, positive outlook on life and joyful - and often irreverent - sense of humor frequently helped others forget their worries in the moment. This generous, loving and dynamic man has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts and will be supremely missed.  


Cremation arrangements entrusted to Windsor Chapel (Central Chapel) 519-253-7234. In lieu of flowers, we hope you will do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for a stranger in honor of Donald's generous spirit.