John Freeman MacDonald

July 21, 1933January 22, 2013

John Freeman MacDonald was born on July 21, 1933 in Calmar, AB and passed away on January 22, 2013 in Edmonton, AB.


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Donna Bishop

February 8, 2013

I have so many wonderful memories when we were young and lived just a few blocks away from Uncle Johnny and Auntie Shirley's house. One of my favorites, was raiding the pantry in the basement, in the middle of the night, for Auntie Shirley's home made dill pickles, giggling with Lori Sue and Kenny, and trying hard not to wake Uncle Johnny and Auntie Shirley. After we moved to the States we all looked forward to their visits. I remember going out to the cherry orchards and picking boxes of fresh ripe cherries, sitting on the patio, visiting and eatting cherries till we were all sick. I will never forget Uncle Johnny's bear hugs and funny stories. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around the family and bring comfort.

Dwight Faszer

February 1, 2013

woops, i didn't leave my name or info, message starts with "I will miss Uncle Johnny...."

February 1, 2013

I will miss Uncle Johnny. From early childhood living in the same neighborhood, to a safe haven during my winter in Three Hills, to many visits through the years back and forth over the border...I remember him showing me how to saddle a horse when I thought I knew all about it and couldn't imagine how a city uncle knew these things. He helped me fix the old Chrysler in a pinch. When Mom wanted to paint the house, well Uncle Johnny will be here next summer.. I will miss his humor, his vast repertoire of stories, and just siting down for a visit. If there is a favorite uncle division in heaven, he'll be running the show. I send my love, with warm deep I don't have words to express feeling to Aunt Shirley, Ken, Lori, and families.

January 30, 2013

John was a man who always put his wife & children first. Whether good times or bad, he was always the pillar that supported the MacDonald family.

He was more than simply a father-in-law...he was someone who you could talk to about just about anything, at any time and anywhere you wanted. He was the only man I ever knew that went into a "biker" bar, teased a hard core biker about riding his two wheeled "Massey Ferguson" and not only walked out alive but had the other bikers smiling.

His gentle way, easy manner and beaming smile will always be something to remember. Thanks for giving me a wonderful woman to proudly call my wife.

Cheers John!


Lori Vicen

January 29, 2013

It was such an honor and a privilege to be able to call you Daddy. I was the lucky one to have such a father. You are extremely special to me. Heaven is lucky to have such a rare jewel in their midst.

Your loving daughter

Camille Schuck

January 28, 2013

Our deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers to your family in this time of sorrow.
Camille & Mark Schuck, Irene Dennis, Cece Dennis

Michael and Cheryl Cherniwchan & Family ~

January 27, 2013

Always remembering John laughing, waving, smiling and his stories. Just brings a smile to us. He will truly be missed. May the Lord be with you. GOD BLESS !

Mary Cherniwchan ~

January 27, 2013

May the Lord be with you ! John will truly be missed by all who knew him. Thank you for being great neighbours and friends. God Bless !

Ken Vicen

January 27, 2013

You were like a second father to me. I'll always remember learning to drive at a very young age through the country on your knee. Complaining about snow blowing the lane until you bought a ride on mower. And the knowledge that ALMOST anything can be fixed with either binder twine, bailing wire, or duct tape.
We lost a great, caring, selfless man with a amazing desire to live life to the best of his abilities.

R.I.P Grandpa

kelly Calvert

January 27, 2013

Kelly & Doris Calvert
Heaven has another angel.