Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, ELDON LLOYD “BUD ” MCDONALD passed away at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia on Saturday, November 15th, 2014, at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Carol McDonald (nee Dunn) for 59 years. Loving father of Cheryl Parsons, Stephen and Margaret McDonald, and Allan and Anna McDonald. Cherished grandfather of Drew (Emily), Justin, Kyle (Shannon), Chris, Craig, Alex (Felicia), and Ryan, and great grandfather of Alexis, Jayde, Luke, and Haley. Survived by his brother Gerald McDonald, his aunt and uncle Les and Mildred Clifford, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Predeceased by his parents David and Erma McDonald, his grandparents Elmer and Illa Clifford, and grandson Derek Parsons. At Bud’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral at this time. Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation and can be arranged by calling the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100. Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.