Woodstock Funeral Home

8855 Main Street, Woodstock, GA


John Robert Findlay MacDonald

July 9, 1943May 14, 2020

John Robert Findlay MacDonald, age 76, of Woodstock, GA, passed away on Thursday, May 14th, 2020. He was born on July 9th, 1943 to the late Jack and Eileen MacDonald.

John and his late wife Kathi were married in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada and moved to Toronto and then Burlington, Ontario in 1970. They built an incredible network of friendships there sharing support, laughter and love to this day. He also started his career in Sales Management and Finance, and after joining Caterpillar Inc, he transferred with his family to the Atlanta area, where he retired in 2002 after an enjoyable, successful and rewarding career.

John, often just “Mac” or “Johnny Mac”, was a long time and popular member of Eagle Watch Golf Club where he spent as much time as possible enjoying lunches with friends, social events and of course waxing his buddies on the golf course whenever he could. With his grandchildren, Hunter and Sebastian, Grandpa Mac was dedicated to teaching the importance of exceptional math grades, music, photography and of course his love of golf.

John was known for his warm and welcoming personality. He was able to maintain many life-long friendships. He enjoyed keeping a full house with family and friends, all of whom he held close to his heart. He loved music of all genres, enjoyed playing the guitar and dobro, and sang with Kathi for family and friends on many occasions. He loved to travel with Kathi, took many golf trips with buddies, went on family ski trips and more recently loved to go on beach trips with his family. John’s family was always his #1 priority. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

John has been reunited with Kathi. He is survived by his daughters Colleen MacDonald, Shannon Skinner and son in-law Mark Skinner; brother Rob MacDonald and sister in-law Karen MacDonald; grandchildren Sebastian Skinner and Hunter MacDonald Chard; in-law family Kathy and Paul Hayes and special life-long friends Rees Jones and Gary Brown.

He was the man. A service will be held in the fall of 2020.


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John Robert Findlay MacDonald

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Doug Jury

May 14, 2020

Well I am going to miss you John
From the day you, in your words,Saved my life, when you picked Elinor and I up in Columbia, NC after we had a boat problem to the day we were in the Canadian Racquetball championship where we beat Denson and Colangelo in London, to the so many days and nights where we as families had so much fun
So many memories of great times together
RIP my friend and say hello to Kathy from the Jury’s

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