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William Edward McDonald
June 9, 1959 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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The death of William Edward McDonald of Point La Nim, occurred at the Campbellton Regional Hospital on Sunday, December 18, 2023 at the age of 64. Born in Dalhousie, he was the son of William Edward McDonald and Elizabeth” Tena” (Frees) McDonald. He spent his youth growing up in Saint John, but later returned to live in Point La Nim
William is survived by Wife Brynn (Cochrane) of Point La Nim, children; Christopher McDonald of Cassidy Lake, Brynn McDonald of Point La Nim, Granddaughters Miley and Makayla, Siblings; Peter of Quispamsis and Robert of St Stephen.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Bill had many jobs over the years: mechanic at Parkway Mercury, Downeys, Moosehead Breweries, Burner service technician for Irving, Teacher at the Saint John jail for young offenders, Automotive instructor at NBCC and the Industrial Shop teacher at Sugarloaf Senior High to name a few. Bill also coordinated the SSHS race team, where students worked on cars at lunch every day and took immense pride in the job his students did.
Bill was active in NB snowmobile federation, being a local president for several years, helping to sign local trails and attending provincial meetings to put forth changes.
Bill enjoyed spending time with family, loved mentoring Chris and Brynn on how to fix anything that needed fixing, loved being a “Grampy” to Miley and Makayla, along with adopted granddaughters Maddison and Mackenzie. He loved the freedom of traveling on his motorcycle, camping, and snowmobiling. Bill truly enjoyed and thrived in encountering new people, places, and loved telling stories of those adventures.
There will be no funeral service at this time. Funeral arrangements are in the care of MacMillan & Drapeau Funeral Home, Black Point.