In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
MacDONALD, John William (Jack) - Age 79, of Halifax, passed away May 30, 2018 at home surrounded by family. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late John and Hannah (Duff ) MacDonald. A proud sailor, Jack served 38 years in the Royal Canadian Navy. He served on numerous ships on both coasts as well as at CFB Cornwallis, CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Lahr, Germany, and CFS Bermuda. After retiring he dedicated his time to Nova Scotia Minor Football where he served in a number of roles including scorekeeper and statistician. He was a lifelong fan of the Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Survived by his wife, Judy (Hattie) of 47 years; sons, John (Judy) MacDonald, Andrew (Sarah) MacDonald and Jamie (Esther) MacDonald; brother, David (Bibiane); sister, Janet; grandchildren, Sophia, Shelagh, Jonah, Hannah and John. Visitation will be held Monday, June 4th, from 2-4 p.m. in Saint Benedict Parish, 45 Radcliffe Dr., Halifax. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, June 5th, at 10:30 a.m., also in Saint Benedict Parish. Funeral arrangements have taken place under the care of T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists (902-835-4212). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Metro Care and Share Society, or KidSport Nova Scotia. The family would particularly like to thank the Palliative Care Unit from the QEII Health Sciences Centre and the VON for their exemplary care and compassion.
Jack was a SUP TECH / Storesman – I believe that he spent a number of years as the CPO2 Chief Storesman / Supply Department Co-ordinator in PROTECTEUR in Halifax in the late 1970s early 1980’s and then was promoted to CPO1 . In about 1984 he was commissioned as a Lt(N). He was on my Sea Logistics 8501 Course ( 18 Jan-08 Feb 85) at CFSAL, Borden where he was a mentor to all of the other much younger Naval Logisticians who were on his course. He then served as Assistant Supply Officer and Supply Officer in two steamers in MARLANT before retiring in the early 1990’s . He may have served as a CIC officer after he left the Reg Force as I know he was involved with the RCSCC 1 NELSON based out of HMCS SCOTIAN about 1994. (submitted by Robert (Bob) Manzer)
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