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252 Regent St.
Sudbury, ON P3C 4C8
Phone: (705) 673-9591
Fax: (705) 675-2998
Rufus 'Sandy' MacDonald

Rufus 'Sandy' Alexander MacDonald

Thursday, August 23rd, 1951 - Friday, April 12th, 2019
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Obituary

In
Loving Memory
of
Rufus “Sandy” A. MacDonald
67 years
Passed away from cancer on Friday, April 12th, 2019 at the Maison McCulloch Hospice with his loving family by his side.

Predeceased by his wife Lila (nee Guyatt) in 2002 and partner Susanne Allin in 2013. Survived by his loving partner Lise Larochelle. Proud and devoted father of Everest (Valerie) & Chantal. Predeceased by his parents John & Margery MacDonald (nee Purdy) and brother Shane. Brother-in-law of June Hall. Cherished Uncle Sandy of Robert (Kathy) and Laura (Darrell) and Great Uncle Sandy of Sean (predeceased), Josh (Sandra), Rachel (Jordan), Alan, James (Abby) and Amanda. He will be sadly missed by many friends and family members. He found a loving circle of friends in the 70’s club, from which he will also be greatly missed.

Sandy was an active member of All Nations Church and a devoted member of the community. He was a board member of Crime Stoppers, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Landmark, Habitat for Humanity, Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation and Greater Sudbury Housing Corporation. Sandy was an adventurous world wide traveller who enjoyed hiking, camping, and paddling. In his youth he spent months travelling through Africa and climbing Mount Everest & Annapurna, following which he became a proud RCMP officer in Saskatchewan. More recently he served on many mission trips in Belize, Haiti, and Ecuador. He and his family cherished many happy memories of adventures, time at the cottage and more recently on the many trips he took with Lise and his family. Sandy faced his illness and prognosis with grace, courage, and composure – always caring first for his family and friends.

Sandy was incredibly grateful to the many people involved in his care. His family sends their heartfelt thanks to the family & friends for their lovely visits and to the doctors, nurses and staff at Health Sciences North, Northeast Cancer Centre and Maison McCulloch Hospice for their excellent care and compassion. Foremost we thank the Lord Almighty for His everlasting grace.

Memorial Service
in the
R.J. Barnard Chapel
Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home
233 Larch Street, Sudbury
Saturday, April 27th, 2019
at 11:30 am
(Friends may gather at the funeral home after 10:30 am on Saturday)
Sandy will be entombed alongside his wife in the Civic Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

Donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Sudbury would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    When
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
    Location
    Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home
    Address
    233 Larch St.
    Sudbury, ON P3B 1M2
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 11:30am
    When
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 11:30am
    Location
    Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home
    Address
    233 Larch St.
    Sudbury, ON P3B 1M2
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    John Felsman
  • Interment

    Location
    Cremation at Park Lawn Crematorium
    Address
    379 Horobin St.
    SUDBURY, ON P3E 4S4
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    Entombment at a later date in the Civic Mausoleum.

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Marj and Weldon

Posted at 08:04am
Chantal, Everest and all of Sandy's family - Weldon and I were so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, and so very sorry that he was ill for so long. Bruce let us know how courageous, positive and what a fighter he was through it all. We had some enjoyable visits with your folks (and you). Would like to have had more. His list of charitable activities is impressive! You must be proud of him. With much love. Weldon and Marj
JB

John Bickerton

Posted at 02:53pm
Shocked to hear of Sandy's passing. I met him at Depot in Regina. Being the Right Marker of Troop Ten, I had the privilege of leading a troop of 31 other individuals from across Canada. He required no leadership as I recall. He was a very happy likeable fellow and one of the smartest dressed Mounties in our troop. Condolence to his family and friends at this time of sorrow.
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