John Allan McDonald


Allan is survived by his wife of 35 yrs. Joanna McDonald and his step children and their spouses Shauna (Jim), Laureen (Maynard), Drew (Carrie), Glenda (Richard) and also by his brother Robert. Other survivors are cousins Helen Andrews, Marion Steele and Loraine Forester. He was predeceased by his father Adrian (1997) and mother Amy (2011).
John (Allan) joined Edmonton Power (now EPCOR) in 1965 after graduating from NAIT’s Industrial Electrical Technology program and spent his entire 47 year career with the company. During his working years Allan enjoyed trap shooting at the Edmonton Gun Club and curling with his fellow EPCOR workers. After his retirement in 2012 Allan’s health began to decline, most noticeably his eyesight from the lingering effects of Grave’s Disease and early signs of dementia which, after Joanna’s health also failed, required moving into long term care in December 2020. After Christmas 2021 Allan’s health took a serious turn for the worse and he became mostly bedridden from late January of this year until his passing. Much praise and thanks must be extended to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Jubilee Lodge Nursing Home for the wonderful, kind and loving care given Allan over these last difficult months.
Allan has been cremated and a service of remembrance is being planned for late spring or early summer, details to be announced when available. In lieu of flowers please donate to a Ukrainian refugee relief effort or other charity of your choice.

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Gayle Brown

Robert (Bob) Hendra McDonald, Cousin Gayle here.
So sorry to hear about Allan.
If you read this please contact. I hope this site will give you my e-mail address. If not my phone # is 416 221 8551.
We are far too old to lose touch.
Your Cousin
Gayle Brown

Gayle Brown-Hutchins

My dear Allan,
Our pasts are so entwined.
My Mum introduced her cousin Adrian to her violin teachers daughter Amy. The rest as they say is history. This was back nigh on 100 year ago.
I thought of you all last weekend as we had rhubarb tarts, which I insisted were doctored alla Amy – maple syrup & whipped cream.
I am sorry if I treated you wrongly. I was frightened.
Rest in peace, my dearest Allan. It won’t be long before we will all be together again.
Happy & not so happy memories.
Love always.
Gayle xx oo

Bob Scott

I was very saddened to learn of Allan’s passing even though I knew it was coming. I have known Allan for over 70 years and over the years have always enjoyed our many conversations and debates as he was always well informed and his enthusiasm abounded on so many topics. I remember our many hunting and fishing trips. of years ago, and our curling days at the Royal Glenora Club and in Ardrossan where we actually won. We shared so many great times and I’m left with wonderful memories of our times together. Rest in peace my friend.