Grant Gordon ‘Zeke’ Macdonald

March 25, 1933 – March 31, 2020
Born in Kenora to Leslie (Rip) and Florence Macdonald. Graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 1958. He arrived in the Comox Valley in 1960 to practice dentistry and start his family with his first wife Joan. He is survived and much loved by his wife Linda, sons Scott (Christine) and Rob, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild, brother Bruce and sister Trudi Aldrich and their families.
Zeke contributed greatly to his community through Beecher Developments Ltd. The Courtenay Rotary Club, The Comox Valley Curling Club, The Comox Bay Sailing Club, and the Comox Valley Community Foundation.
With astounding woodworking skill, he build a home and shop where for more than 50 years wonderful projects from fine furniture to a totem pole and 7 boats were produced. Having an adventurous soul his 17′ whaler “Tsawkitoome” took him fishing, around Vancouver Island twice and to the Queen Charlotte Islands. Converting the 47′ “Island Maid II” from a fish packer to a pleasure boat allowed him to travel the inside passage to Glacier Bay in Alaska. He was an extraordinary fisherman and given he knew where the prawns lived, he provided many with much. The Kines family chalet on Mt. Washington allowed for connecting with Linda’s family and fun times skiing. His gregarious nature, fun loving attitude and clever mind made him a natural entertainer and provided his family and friends many memories of times with him.
Having hosted his own wake on his 70th Birthday, a celebration now is not necessary. At Zeke’s request, his ashes will be scattered at sea.
He lived a truly inspiring life.Obituary


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