Leslie Stewart MacDonald
After a life filled with love, laughter, friends, family, and music, Les MacDonald passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Sun., Oct. 19, 2008.
His family and friends remember a gentle man who was always ready for a new challenge to conquer or adventure to savour. He was a great leader who cared deeply for others.
He was born on Oct. 1, 1934 to the late Walter and Laura MacDonald, and was raised in Winchester. He was the dearly beloved husband of Glenyce, and loving and treasured father of Walter, and Wendy (Dwayne). He was the brother of Eileen (Lorne), and Phyllis, the uncle of many nieces and nephews, and the cherished friend to many.
Les was an entrepreneur who worked much of his career as an automobile dealer, running Chrysler and General Motors dealerships in Winchester, and Ford dealerships in Oshawa, Bowmanville, Montreal, and Toronto. He also ran a car leasing business in Oshawa, and a van conversion business in Cobourg. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa, the Nomad Investment Club, and the Canadian Antique Phonograph Society. He served on the Oshawa Harbour Commission, and the Durham Region Police Commission. He was previously a member of COPA (Canadian Owners and Pilots Association), the Oshawa Flying Club, Oshawa Toastmasters, and was a member of the Ford Dealer Council for many years.
The visitation will be held at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King St. E, in Oshawa on Wed., Oct. 22 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Thurs., Oct. 23 at 1:30 pm, followed by a reception at the Oshawa Golf Club. Interment of cremated remains will be at Ormond Cemetery at a later date. The family look forward to sharing beautiful memories with you.
Donations to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation, or the Rotary Club of Oshawa Charitable Fund would be appreciated.
For online condolences please visit www.armstrongfuneralhome.net.