Dr. FRANK J. MacDONALD 1952-2022 It’s with nice unhappiness that we announce the passing of Frank on Sunday, Might 29, 2022 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, peacefully and surrounded by his household. Predeceased by his father, Frank J. MacDonald; and his mom, Marguerite “Peggy” MacDonald (nee Rogers). Frank is survived by his beloved spouse, Susan (nee Runighan); his youngsters, Patrick (Beth Knox) and Jennifer (Ben Howard); his cherished grandchildren, Maeve Margaret, Eliza Grace and Hugh Francis; his sister, Elaine (Tommy Grantham) and Invoice (Betty MacDonald); sisters-in-law, Kathy (Cletus Phelan) and Ellen (Ken Connolly), Shelley (Peter Runighan-deceased); and plenty of nieces and nephews. Born in RisePEI, Nova Scotia, Frank pursued his training at St. Mary’s College, and graduated from Dalhousie College of Drugs in 1978 and accomplished his residency in Obstetrics-Gynecology in 1985. In 1989 Frank, Sue and their youngsters, moved to Charlottetown the place he established his follow. Those who labored with Frank understood that he by no means stopped and wore many hats outdoors his Obs-Gyn follow, together with on the Board of Administrators for the Medical Society of Prince Edward Island, in addition to a committee member on quite a few committees with MSPEI all through his profession. He was extremely happy with the work he did with the Canadian Medical Affiliation, first on the Committee on Well being Coverage and Economics, which he chaired, after which with two phrases on the Board of Administrators with the CMA. He was an advocate for affected person care and healthcare reform. He by no means backed down from a problem, at all times went the additional mile, and in reality relished any alternative to shake issues up and perhaps trigger a bit of hassle alongside the best way. Indubitably, all through his life he at all times made it identified how a lot he beloved Sue, how proud he was of Patrick and Jennifer, and the way devoted he was to his work. He cared, and we at all times knew it. Our sincerest gratitude to the employees of Unit 8 on the QEH who cared for Dr. Frank with nice compassion, kindness and respect. To be cared for thus properly in a spot he devoted a lot of his life would have meant the world to him. It appears solely becoming to think about phrases written by one in every of Frank’s favourite musicians, Neil Younger: “It is higher to burn out than to fade away.” Household flowers solely; in lieu of flowers, donations will be made on-line to the Higher Room Hospitality Ministry. Resting on the Belvedere Funeral House for visitation Sunday 2-5 p.m. Funeral to be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Belvedere Funeral House Chapel. On-line condolences could also be shared on Frank’s Memorial Web page at www.belvederefh.ca.
Revealed by The Globe and Mail from Jun. 2 to Jun. 6, 2022.