Surrounded by his family at Whisperwood Villa on April 6, 2010, of Mr. A. Francis (Frank) MacDonald in his 85th year.
Beloved husband of Phyllis (nee Hughes). Father of Paula (Frank Likely), Mark (Dr. Joanne MacDonald), Austin (Kathleen Andrews), Leah (Gary Kilbride) and Lorena. Grandfather of Jason, Dara, David, Charlotte, Hannah, Stephen and Zachary. Predeceased by his parents, May and Charlie MacDonald; and his brothers, Bill and Howard.
He was born at the Charlottetown Hospital on the day of its official opening, was educated at Queen Square School and St. Dunstan's College, served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War and worked for CN for 39 years.
He was an active and generous community and church volunteer, a life long member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Knights of Columbus and served as Village Commissioner and Chairman of the Parkdale Village Commission in the village's early years.
Resting at the Hennessey Funeral Home until 12:45 on Friday afternoon, then transferred to St. Pius X Church, Charlottetown, for funeral mass at 1 p.m. Interment will take place later in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In Frank's memory, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
St. Pius X Council 6917 of the Knights of Columbus will hold a prayer service at the funeral home on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Charlottetown Branch #1 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a veterans tribute service at the funeral home on Thursday at 6:45 p.m.
Online condolences may be made at www.islandowned.ca