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Ross Edward MacDonald

Ross Edward MacDonald

August 7, 2022

Ross Edward MacDonald

MacDONALD, Ross Edward - Peacefully on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at Strathcona Long Term Care, Mount Forest, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Iva MacDonald (neé Whetham) and dear friend of the late Valerie Dickey. Loving father of Doug (Ruth) MacDonald of Mount Forest, Doris Carmount of Mount Forest, and Murray (Patti) MacDonald of Waterford. Predeceased by his son Eldon, son-in-law Dave, and four brothers: Arnold, Russell, Gladwyn and Ken. Survived by 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. 

Ross was a lifetime resident of Mount Forest whose passion was farming. He had a great love of horses, especially his team of Belgians – King and Barney. He was regularly seen pulling floats in various local parades and was in great demand for his winter sleigh rides. He had a variety of jobs throughout his lifetime – CN Express deliveryman, auxiliary police officer, arena manager, billiard hall owner, restaurant owner, farmers market manager (who made the best hot dogs ever), building inspector and by-law officer.

A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Strathcona Long Term Care for their excellent care and compassion. 

The funeral service will be held at Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen Street East, Mount Forest, on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 12 noon, with visitation from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. Due to the ongoing construction on Hwy. 89 in Mount Forest, please visit www.mountforestunitedchurch.com for instruction to access the church parking lot. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.  


sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Wayne and Sandra

— Wayne and Sandra Lytle, August 8, 2022

Doug, Ruth and family,
We are sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. Deepest condolences to you all as you navigate this sad time.

— Neil and Laurie Aitken, August 8, 2022

Condolences Doug, Doris, Murray and families. Sorry for your loss.

— Ken & Karen Thompson, August 8, 2022

My condolences to the MacDonald family you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely Mary Wenger

— Mary wenger, August 8, 2022

— Mary wenger, August 8, 2022

Doug & Ruth and family
So sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Lloyd & Donna Love

— Lloyd & Donna Love, August 8, 2022

Sincere sympathy to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We enjoyed many good conversations with Ross especially when we were talking about horses. A pleasure to have known Ross. A life well lived. Rev. Russell & Marilyn Rogers

— Russell & Marilyn Rogers, August 8, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.

— Virginia & Les Byers, August 8, 2022

Our condolences to the family .

— John and Cathie Ridgeway, August 8, 2022

Our thoughts are with the whole family. He was a true gentleman.

— Gord and Kathy Calder, August 8, 2022

Our condolences to the MacDonald family in the passing of Ross.

— Doug & Donna Darroch, August 8, 2022

Doug, Ruth, Doris, Murray and Patti , Our deepest condolences to you and your families. Ross was a well loved man in the community along with his horses.
Jim and Ruth Penwarden

— Ruth Penwarden, August 8, 2022

My condolences to Doug and Murray and family .

I knew your Dad well as I was growing up in MF and we were the first members of the Mount Forest Police Auxiliary program.

We always had great conversations and he was one of the good guys.

Sorry for your loss. Gary

— Gary Walsh, August 8, 2022
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294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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