Paul Douglas MacDonald
Sadly after the hardest life lesson of all, we, Paul Douglas MacDonald's proud, loving children and wife say "Thank you for the love and guidance" to our courageous, adored father and husband on his passing this 14th day of June 2019. Paul was born to Maxwell Parker Cairns and Evelyn Frances (nee Singer, MacDonald) Cairns in Saint John, NB on July 21st 1965. Paul's immediate family are; (sadly estranged) loved daughter Jodi (Millan) Brown, Moncton, loved daughter Rosalie (Taylor McCready), Passekeag, loved son Lucas, Passekeag, loved wife Louise(nee Totton)and his loved pup pup HOSS. He leaves his loved brother Tony MacDonald(Kathy) and loved sister Cindy MacDonald(Jim), his nieces and nephews, numerous sisters in law and brothers in law. His extended family includes sisters Linda Bellow, Brenda Newman (Chuck),Judy Johnson(Don) and brother Don MacDonald(Diane). He was predeceased by his parents and sisters Mary Leslie, Leona Ballard and Debbie Comeau.
Paul enjoyed his life living it to the fullest. In his early years he excelled at sports, friendships and parties. Later he did his best to be a good father, husband and person. After working various jobs (Centracare) Paul enjoyed being an active stay at home father, a Safway employee and then settling at Crosby's Molasses. He was thankful for friendships formed and laughter shared. Paul spent many happy moments playing poker/crib with his buddies(even winning a time or two),enjoying family time and picking special treasures to resell. We stopped at a yard sale his last day of dialysis. Paul was an example of why a man should not be judged by his mistakes but by his actions following them.
Paul did not want to make people sad. We ask that you remember him with a smile and a funny story. He will try to attend any and all fishing trips, parties and poker games he is invited to attend.
Paul sends his sincere Thank you to his dialysis team: The 4 Doctors, Wonderful Nurses, Compassionate Nursing staff, Stunning support staff and Inspiring co-patients (friends). His thank you and appreciation gives special mention to Dr. S. Bagnell who saw the man behind the illness and treated him first. Your expertise and skill gave him extra time. Dr. Allaby (Sussex) for providing excellent care and showing compassion to the whole family, Dr. Desmond and Hazel for their prompt action when we needed it the most, Dr. R. Stevenson for fitting Paul into his busy schedule on short notice and the Extramural "Multitudes" for making this difficult journey bearable.
In keeping with Paul’s wishes arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB. There will be no visitation, a private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Donations in memory of Paul may be made to The Canadian Kidney Foundation, The Extra-mural or to a memorial of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and memorial donations may be made through ReidsFH.com