McDonald, Adam

A Precious, Supportive, Strong, Loving man who left his cherished family and friends on June 9, 2019 peacefully. Adam joined his creator at the age of 55 years old, with his loving family at his side. Adam was the youngest child of Jack and Lottie Mae (Scott) McDonald (both predeceased).  Adam was the proud and supportive father to Kaitlyn (Trevor) Dowdall and T.J (Alannah) McDonald. Adam was blessed to have a second chance to find true love, he leaves behind his Loving and supportive wife Angela and stepson Lawson, who was a great friend.  Adam was a loving son-in-law to Bob and Linda Hagen.  Adam adored his siblings and shared strong special bonds with all of them, John (Anita), Peter (Nancy), Paul (Christine), Sister Carey MacInnes, Penny (Milford) George and sister-in-law Mariolen Hagen. He was a proud uncle to Bonnie, Jason, Jacqueline, Sean, Jane, Casey, Scott, Lindsey, Ben, and step-uncle to Bastiaan and Olivia. Adam will be deeply missed by Aunt Margaret and Uncle Fred, along with many caring cousins and friends. Adam grew up in a farming family and took over the family farm from his mother (Lottie Mae, father Jack predeceased). This allowed Adam to appreciate so much in life and grew to have a strong work ethic. With Adam’s strong attachment to farming he said, “He was a caretaker of the land passing on the land in better condition than when he obtained it”. He worked tirelessly to make sure the land and animals had what was needed. While full time farming Adam had a passion and desire to help others, he became a volunteer for the local Ambulance Service.  Adam obtained his Paramedic Certification when the volunteer services became a full-time service.  Adam’s love for helping others grew stronger and he decided to work as an orderly at the local hospital.  Adam developed close bonds and relationships with his fellow paramedics, doctors, nurses and hospital staff. His friendly, outgoing personality contributed to his success providing patient care. Before Adam retired from the Ambulance Service he received the Governors General Award for his dedication and years served.  This was a great honor and achievement for Adam.  Adam was a conscientious community supporter, he was able to serve as town council for years, he was a board member for the Providence Bay Fair and as a member participated for many years in making the fair possible.   Adam loved to socialize, he enjoyed meeting at the coffee club, hunting with the Scott family and their camp crew, hosting and participated in many family gatherings.  Adam enjoyed the challenge of working land with his team of work horses throughout the years, and may people have enjoyed the sleigh rides he organized during the winter months. His love for Christmas was contagious and he could encourage anyone to sing alone. There was so many caring family members and friends who helped Adam during his journey.  Adam was very grateful to have this wonderful support. This showed the type of person Adam was, he appreciated having this never-ending support. Thank you for all your love and support! Adam will be sadly missed by anyone who knew him. As per Adam’s request in lieu of flowers or donation, please do an act of kindness within your community for someone who needs a helping hand. The family will honor Adam by having two bursaries’ in his memory from the Manitoulin Secondary School, one will be for someone procuring a career as a Paramedic and one will be someone pursuing a career in Agriculture.   Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday June 15-2019.  Visitation will be starting at 12:30, followed by Adam’s service at 2:30 at Mindemoya Missionary Church, 51 Younge Street, Mindemoya, Ontario, P0P 1S0.



41 Condolences

  1. Adam was a man of great passion for both the land on which he was raised and worked, and for the community in which he lived. Our sincerest condolences on his passing. Both Jo-Anne and I will miss his genuine personality and his camaraderie.

    By: Shawn Ross
    June 17, 2019
  2. My deepest condolences to Angela, Kaitlyn, T.J., Lawson and all of Adam’s family and friends. Sending love and light to all.

    By: Carole G Anderson
    June 15, 2019
  3. When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. We our most sincere condolences to you.

    By: Terry and Joanne
    June 14, 2019
  4. Our deepest sympathy to Kaitlyn, T.J., Angela, John, Peter, Carey, Penny, Paul and families. Adam fought a long hard battle with this terrible disease. Hugs to everyone and thinking of you all at this time. Bless you
    Love Susan & Carlos Mendes

    By: Susan & Carlos Mendes
    June 14, 2019
  5. Condolences to Adam’s family. He will certainly be missed in the community.

    By: Ed Love & Sandra McKay
    June 14, 2019
  6. Kaitlyn, TJ, Angela and Lawson and Families. We are so sorry for your loss of Adam. He strongly fought an unfair battle. May your happy memories of him help you all through this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies.

    By: Robert and Brenda McDermid
    June 12, 2019
  7. My condolences to the McDonald at this difficult time

    By: Sherri MacDonnell
    June 12, 2019
  8. Angela, Lawson, Bob, Linda and families,
    Very sorry for your loss, please accept our condolences.

    By: Erik + Allison Kiviaho
    June 12, 2019
  9. Our condolences to all his family
    gone to soon
    You will be missed

    By: nancy woestenenk
    June 12, 2019
  10. My condolences to all of Adam’s family. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was truly one of the kindest and most compassionate of people and always a pleasure to meet up with.

    By: Beth McQuarrie
    June 12, 2019
  11. Our sincere condolences to Adam’s family – he was a kind, caring, hard working gentleman who is gone far too soon – we will be thinking of you in the tough days ahead.

    By: Dan and Marilyn Proulx
    June 11, 2019
  12. We are sending our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Adam. He was a true gentleman. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Carol & Mel

    By: Carol Patterson and Mel Bowerman
    June 11, 2019
  13. Kait & T.J, I am so unbelievably sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Adam was an unbelievably kind man and I remember him fondly growing up. I can’t imagine the grief you are feelinhg, and no words will ease it by any.means. Just know you are in the entire community’s thoughts and prayers

    By: Courtney pitawanakwat
    June 11, 2019
  14. We are very sorry to hear the loss of Adam. Our Prayers for the family go out to everyone.
    Adam is at peace and looking down on all his family and friends smiling.

    Russ and Gloria Palmgren
    Hutto, Texas

    By: Russ & Gloria Palmgren
    June 11, 2019
  15. Sincere condolences to all his family. A very sad time for many people. RIP Adam 🙏🏼

    By: Merv & Patsy Noakes
    June 11, 2019
  16. So sorry to hear of Adam’s passing. We share your grief in this time with Deep sympathy and condolences. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    By: Wim De Leeuw.Alix De Leeuw. Yolande Gettemans
    June 11, 2019
  17. So sorry to hear of Adam’s passing! My deepest condolences to his family.

    By: Pat Dryden
    June 11, 2019
  18. My deepest sympathy to Adams family. He was a friend to all and will be missed greatly. Rest In Peace Adam.

    By: Beth McDougall
    June 11, 2019
  19. Sincere condolences to all his family. A very sad time for many people. RIP

    By: Claire & Wes Cline
    June 11, 2019
  20. We are sending our heart felt condolences to Adam’s family at this very sad time. Adam was a kind and giving man. The community will feel his absence.
    The Farmer’s Creed
    I believe a person’s greatest possession is their dignity and that no
    calling bestows this more abundantly than farming.
    I believe hard work and honest sweat are the building blocks of a person’s
    I believe that farming, despite its hardships and disappointments, is the
    most honest and honorable way a person can spend their days on this earth.
    I believe farming provides education for life and that no other occupation
    teaches so much about birth, growth and maturity in such a variety of ways.
    I believe many of the best things in life are free: the splendor of a
    sunrise; the rapture of wide-open spaces; the exhilarating sight of your
    land greening each spring.
    I believe true happiness comes from watching your crops ripen in the field
    and your children grow tall in the sun.
    I believe my life will be measured ultimately by what I have done for my
    fellow man.
    I believe in farming because it makes all this possible.
    — Author Unknown

    By: Rob and Tina Davidson
    June 11, 2019
  21. So sorry to hear of Adam’s passing. He was a kind and gentle man. Heaven has received another angel.

    By: Arlene Finlay
    June 11, 2019
  22. Our very deepest sympathy to all. Adam was a very special guy and will be so missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers with love.

    By: David & Bev McDermid
    June 10, 2019
  23. Deepest sympathies to all the family.

    By: Tara Reckahn
    June 10, 2019
  24. Our heartfelt condolences to Adam’s family. He was a wonderful caring neighbour who always stopped for a chat along the road, and generously ploughed our way through winters on Manitoulin in the early years here. We will all miss such a kind neighbour and friend!

    By: Theo Gloria Taliotis and Andrew
    June 10, 2019
  25. Heartfelt sympathy to Adam’s family. It saddens me greatly to hear of his passing. I enjoyed working with Adam on Central Manitoulin Council.

    By: Murray and Gloria Haner
    June 10, 2019
  26. My heart goes out to those who are left behind to mourn the passing of Adam.
    May your tears subside and beautiful fond memories replace them soon.
    RIP Adam.

    By: Roslyn Taylor
    June 10, 2019
  27. I am so sorry to hear of Adam’s passing…..he was such a kind man and I will always remember him fondly. We shared a love of horses. My condolences to his family and friends.

    By: Cathy Wilkin
    June 10, 2019
  28. My condolences to all of Adam’s family. He was a great person and will be missed by so many.

    By: Linda McGillis
    June 10, 2019
  29. Our deepest sympathy to Adam’s family. Wonderful gentleman gone to soon!!!

    By: Scott & Daphne Keller
    June 10, 2019
  30. So very sorry to hear. My heart goes out to you all

    By: Cathy McCutcheon
    June 10, 2019
  31. We were so sorry to hear of your loss, Sending our deepest condolences to Kaitlyn, Trevor, T.J. and all of Adams family, he will surly be missed. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you. From Aunt Anita & Uncle Borden Dowdall.

    By: Borden & Anita Dowdall
    June 10, 2019
  32. I’m so sorry to read the news of Adam’s death. He was a kind, gentle man. I enjoyed getting to know Adam when we both served on Council in Central Manitoulin. He genuinely cared about making this corner of the world a better place. My sympathy to all his family.

    By: Mary Nelder
    June 10, 2019
  33. My deepest condolences to the family

    By: Blaine
    June 10, 2019
  34. So sorry to hear of Adam’s passing. He was such a delight to work with at The Providence Bay Fair. He will be missed. Rest In Peace my dear Teamster.

    By: Carol Gilmore
    June 10, 2019
  35. We are so saddened to hear this news. Heartfelt condolences are extended to all the family.

    By: Debbie and Tom Harper
    June 10, 2019
  36. Our deepest sympathies Kait & Trevor! Sending you love and prayers during these difficult times. Xox

    By: Katelynn, Kevin & Hudson Morneau
    June 10, 2019
  37. I know the hole in your world without Adam. Condolences to the family.

    By: Fay and Mike Bell
    June 10, 2019
  38. Deepest sympathy to all the family. He will be missed.

    By: Charlie Love
    June 10, 2019
  39. Deepest condolences to his family. He will be missed by many.

    By: Erick Verboom
    June 10, 2019
  40. So sad to hear this..thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

    By: Joanna Noble
    June 10, 2019
  41. Deepest condolences to all Adams family. May he rest in peace.

    By: Sherry Anderson McFarlane
    June 10, 2019

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