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Danny McDonald

October 24, 1953 ~ June 12, 2022 (age 68)



The family announces the peaceful passing of Danny at home surrounded by his family and friends on June 12, 2022, at the young age of 68. Beloved father of Cory McDonald (Erin Martin). Cherished grandfather of Jaydn, Cohen, and Chloe. Danny was predeceased by his parents Albert and Marian (nee Holliday) McDonald. He is survived by his brothers Bob McDonald, Dave McDonald (Lynn), Rick McDonald (Antoinette), Doug McDonald, Tim McDonald (Kathryn), and his sister Laura McDonald. Danny was born in Manitoba but  grew up in Callander Ontario where he worked as a bagging clerk in the Red & White grocery store with his father. After finishing high school Danny landed his forever job with Eimco Jarvis Clark, spending 40+ years and moving to southern Ontario with them before retiring. During his time with EJC Danny made many friends who he considered his extended family. Everywhere Danny went he always had a smile, and he was always in a positive mood, which made anyone he met feel the energy he had. Danny always did the best he could to maintain contact with all of his friends and co-workers because they mattered to him. During his time in southern Ontario Danny joined an adult soccer league and played a few years with the Burlington Tigers. Danny enjoyed fast cars, motorcycles, and cold beer. He also enjoyed spending time with his son and his three grandchildren who were his entire world. He loved to cook with his grandkids and have bonfires with them also. Danny had a real disgust for marshmallows, but he would always allow and help his grandkids to roast them. Danny was a very proud uncle to several nieces and a nephew as well as great nieces and nephews that he loved with his whole heart. After retirement Danny moved with his son to Restoule Ontario where he started to live his retirement dream. Danny enjoyed gardening and riding his ATV. He loved to be in his barn organizing things like nuts and bolts, and just being with the animals. Danny was known around Restoule as the guy with the lawn tractor as he often would drive it to the general store for gas and beer. Danny embraced the community of Restoule and was developing  new friendships in a hurry, something that was second nature to him. It was easy for anyone to enjoy his company simply based on his positive energy and his ability to make you laugh. Danny had a sense of humour one could only envy. Danny wanted chickens, so his son built him a chicken coop and Danny made it his chore like clockwork to take care of his “girls”. He had a “little puppy” named Maverick that slept with him, followed him around and gave him something to wake up to each day, even if it was a face full of dog slobber. He didn’t care because he loved his dog. Danny also had two pet rabbits. Something Danny always had at his house was a swimming pool and he would spend hours cleaning it and making it available for his grandkids, and any of the neighbours who wanted a swim. Danny always thought of others and included everyone in his activities. Danny loved playing euchre, cribbage, holdem’ poker and horseshoes. He was also an avid golfer and spent a lot of time looking for his ball. Golfing was something he often did with his brothers and co-workers. He was a proud member of the “divot diggers”. Danny had a lot of funny things to say and many different sayings that made him who he was. I think those who knew him best could all agree that, if you were to ask Danny how he is doing his answer would be “Just Marvelous” because no matter what happened to Danny or in Danny's life, he always kept it positive and that is the way he would want to be remembered. In keeping with Danny’s wishes cremation will occur at Whispering Pines Funeral Home’s Crematorium with no public services. A celebration of life will be held at Danny's son's house in Restoule after the interment at Callander Union Cemetery on Saturday July 9, 2022 at 11am. Online condolences may be made at and donations can be made to the WISH program, helping to give those at the end of life their last wish.

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