Passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Saturday, April 19th, 2014. Earl Ross MacDonald, of Durham, was born on January 26, 1925 to Howard and Edith MacDonald. Beloved husband of Ruth (nee Dickson). Loving father of David MacDonald and his wife Margaret of East Garafraxa, Lynda and her husband Sandy Doyle of Mississauga, Dianne and her husband Don Mighton of RR#1 Hanover, and Lyall MacDonald and his wife Dorothy of Fort McMurray. Cherished grandfather of Janie Shepherd (Kris), Jorel (Cristy), Kevin (Rachel), Kathryn, Gregory Doyle, Michael (Brenda) Mighton, Sarah and Caitlin. Great-grandfather of Ari MacDonald and Evan Mighton. Survived by his sister Marjorie McKenna. Predeceased by his brothers Orval and Gordon and his sisters Mona Burgess and Edith Brown. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Wednesday, April 23rd from 7 – 9 p.m., where members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 308 will hold a memorial service at 6:30 p.m.   A celebration of Ross’s life will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock, with visitation 2 hours prior. Cremation to follow with interment of cremated remains at the Durham Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the CCAC, Red Cross, Rockwood Terrace Foundation or Knox United Church would be appreciated by the family.

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