OBITUARY

Alan Douglas Macdonald

March 18, 1952January 29, 2021
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After a long battle with cancer, in his 69th year, Al passed away peacefully leaving his loving wife and best friend, Bonnie Day. Father of Andrew (Michelle) and Taryn, Kim and Denny (Jay). Grandfather (Gramps) to Griffin, Nora and Aaron. Grandfather to Connor, Wyatt, Madi and Terry.

Al was a Funeral Director at Marlatt Funeral Home for 34 years. Past President of two Kiwanis Clubs, member of St. John’s Lodge #40 AF & AM, member of the Scottish Rite 32°, past member of the BEO and the Rotary Club of Hamilton.

We will always be grateful to his medical practitioners for their efforts and kindness to him. Many thanks to the doctors at the Juravinski Cancer Clinic – Dr. Shaw, Dr. Slaven, Dr. Zbuk and Dorothy. Special thanks to the VON - especially Victor Shuleman Dupré who kept his spirits up.

In accordance with the regulations of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario due to COVID-19, all visitations, funerals and interments are restricted to a specified number of attendees. A private memorial service by invitation only will take place at the MARLATT FUNERAL HOME, 615 Main Street East (east of Sanford Ave.), Hamilton, on Saturday February 6, 2021 at 3:00pm. Please visit Al's page on www.marlattfhhamitlon.com for the live stream link of the service. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to CAP (Cancer Assistance Program) would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be made at www.marlattfhhamilton.com

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 6, 2021

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Tony de Ryk

February 22, 2021

I just saw that Al passed away. I worked with him at Marlatt's years ago and he was an awesome guy. Al helped me secure my apprenticeship in Toronto too. Great fella! My sincerest condolences.
Tony de Ryk
Kennedy Funeral Home Limited

Tom Busch

February 13, 2021

Very sorry to read of Al's passing. Memories of a real gentleman during my time of working with him in the early days of my being a newly licensed funeral director.
Blessings to you Bonnie and all of your family.

Kevin & Gina Keyte

February 5, 2021

Al started out as our neighbour for almost 8 years and ended up being my Boss for several more. We had a good time and always got the job done.


Bonnie and family, we are sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts.

Kevin & Gina Keyte

Vida and the late Alfie Stanevicius

February 5, 2021

To Alan’s whole family,
We too love Alan. We thank him for looking after the whole Lithuanian committee of Hamilton. We knew him and he knew us.
we will always remember his kind comforting words. And may his love for you and his patience be an example to remember forever.

Franca Albanese

February 3, 2021

Bonnie our deepest condolences to you and Al’s kids. Joe and I will miss Al very much. We had so much fun going out for dinner and playing cards with you and Al, we will truly miss that. He was a strong person, a fighter and very down to earth person. He’s with the angels now and will be taken care of.
R.I.P. Al

Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Franca and Joe

Wilf Wallace

February 3, 2021

Goodbye my friend of 40 years. I'll remember fondly our golf weekends, poker games, cribbage games (and the occasional drink and the occasional cigar) and the camaraderie we shared with "the guys". I was glad we got out for a couple of games of golf this past fall - you were a bit weak but you still got in 18 holes - didn't want to miss the 19th hole! My condolences to Bonnie and family - Al told me on more than one occasion how lucky he was to have found Bonnie, the love of his life. I'll miss you, Al!

Jim Panoff

February 3, 2021

Bonnie my deepest condolences to you and Al’s children. Al was one of the bravest men I’ve known. Every time he paid me a visit he was always positive. I will miss those visits but I will have fond memories of a very kind man. RIP my friend, Jim

Gary and Sandra Hanaka

February 3, 2021

Our deepest condolences go out to Bonnie, Andrew and Michelle, Taryn, Kim, Denny and their families.
We shared many great times over the years with Al and Bonnie.
Our New Year’s Eve dinners with the sleepovers, movies, playing cards, the Grand River Cruise and so much more.
Memories are forever.
Rest in peace Al
Gary and Sandra Hanaka

Sharon Rupp

February 3, 2021

As a BEO member, Al was sweet, funny & was always ready to answer when I called. His humour was what we all remember & smile at when I think about him. My deepest condolences to you all.

Phil and Ute Winer

February 3, 2021

So very sad to read of Al’s passing this week: Al was always the guy who would ask about you, how are doing Phil, how are the boys doing? Many many happy and warm memories with Al and Bonnie over the years going back to the early 90’s with Rotary of course and then with Al and our ice fishing days in February for several years. And Al loved to play cards but poker was his specialty and he would win more then he lost. A few barbecues along the way and visits to Hutch’s on the beach in the summer. Al loved his refurbished convertible British sports car and especially during those warm nights at the beach strip. We all miss you buddy and send prayers and condolences of course to Bonnie and the family.

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