Oliver Darwin MacDonald

June 2, 1930February 5, 2020

MACDONALD, Oliver Darwin - At Hospice Cornwall on Wednesday February 5, 2020. He was 89. He leaves his loving wife of 69 years, Sheila MacDonald. Loving father of Susan Forget (Marcel), David MacDonald (Suzanne), Dwayne MacDonald (Helen), Sheryl MacDonald, and Daniel MacDonald (Peggy). Cherished grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 5. Darwin is also survived by his sister Iva and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Oliver and Thelma (Robinson) MacDonald, his daughter, Sandra Forget, his grandson, Thomas Baker, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Family and friends will be received at the M. John Sullivan Funeral Home, 341 Pitt Street (across from city hall) Cornwall on Friday February 14th from 2-4 pm & 7-9pm and Saturday from 9:30 am-10:30 am. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis de Sales Church, 434 Second Street West, Cornwall, ON, on Saturday February 15, 2020 at 11am. Cremation to follow. Rite of Committal to be held at St. Lawrence Valley Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Hospice Cornwall would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be left at We would like to Thank Dr. Joanne Toop and Dr. Clara Leigh for their care and compassion. An overwhelming Thank You to all the staff at Hospice and Bayshore for their kindness, care and support.

All members of the Knights of Columbus, Council 11531 are requested to assemble at the Funeral Home on Friday February 14, 2020 at 7:30pm for prayers for our late brother, Darwin.


  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 15, 2020


Oliver Darwin MacDonald

have a memory or condolence to add?

Marilyn O'Neil

February 16, 2020

Dear Aunt Sheila & Family,
Love lasts not just for life, but for all eternity.
May you find God's comfort as your heart remembers . . .
May you find His strength as your heart looks ahead.
Marilyn & Gord
(Clinton and Peggy's daughter)

Melissa MacDonald

February 16, 2020

My condolences. My heart goes out to you and everyone great uncle Darwin was a very good man. Strength and love.

John and Gladys Provost

February 14, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Mrs MacDonaid and family, please remember that we are keeping you in our prayers and asking the Lord to give you all the strength to accept His will.

Marion Tobin

February 13, 2020

My sincere sympathies on the death of Darwin, always a gentleman and all around good fellow. He will be missed.

Debbie Kasdorff

February 12, 2020

Dear Sheryl, Sara, Dylan, Kaden and Bennett
So sorry for the loss of your father/grandfather/greatgrandfather.
We never had the honour of meeting Darwin but Sara says he was an incredible man and from reading the memories posted about him it is obvious he has left a lasting legacy. Wishing you whatever brings you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
With our sincere sympathy.
Debbie Kasdorff & Jay Foran

Joan Levy Earle

February 12, 2020

Always grateful to Darwin and Sheila who were very kind friends when I was isolated at my farm near Maxville. Also remembering their special friendship with Rita and Hank Dube. Rest in peace Darwin. Love and prayers Joan

Gilles and Shirley Brisson

February 11, 2020

To all the MacDonald Family, we offer our deepest condolences, and keep happy memories in your hearts.

Esther Prins

February 11, 2020

Dear Aunt Sheila and family,
To say goodbye to your dad is no small thing regardless of your age or the long life the dad was given. To say goodbye to your husband after so many years would be equally as difficult. There is a verse that is often quoted...."be anxious for nothing," but I have just learned the four small words that follow this verse "for God is near." May each of you feel God's presence, love, and guidance as you journey through these days. God is just a breath away and He loves you dearly.
Love Curtis & Esther Prins

LaVaun O'Shea

February 11, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Terry & LaVaun O'Shea
Meagan & Lola O'Shea
Kailyn O'Shea
Allison O'Shea

Sheila Meldrum

February 11, 2020

Our condolences and our thoughts and prayers go out to all the MacDonald
Sheila & Bryan Meldrum