Harry Ronald McDonald passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Norman Manor in Chilliwack, BC at the age of 96. He was born on October 19, 1916 in Ellice Municipality, Manitoba
Harry is survived by his three sons, Ron (Sue) and
Barry (Sherry) of Chilliwack and Robert (Helen) of Nanaimo; seven grandchildren: Brandon, Wyatt, Ben, Melissa, Jay, Chris and Kim: and one great-grandson, Clayton.
Harry was predeceased by his wife Zona in 1993 and his six sisters: Ruth, Edith, Viola, Dorothy, Wilma and Eva; and two brothers: Charlie and Mervin. He is survived by one brother Glen of Moosomin, Sask.
Harry grew up on a farm in Birtle, Manitoba and loved working with horses. He played baseball and hockey when farm work allowed a bit of free time. Harry service in the army for four years during WWII and told numerous stories of survival, hardship and loss as well as close camaraderie. He moved to Chilliwack in 1946 where he began an ice delivery business and later owned and operated McDonald’s Grocery and Service Station on Young Road.
After retirement, Harry worked for Valley Dairy Equipment and Meadowlands Golf course. That still left time for hunting and fishing and Harry had many “secret” fishing spots. He appreciated family gatherings and was a regular customer at Banners Restaurant.
At his request, no service will be held.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Norman Manor for their care and kind support.
Harry will be dearly missed by all who loved him as a wonderful Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle and Friend.