Robert Bruce "Rob" MacDonald
Robert MacDonald, age 70, passed away peacefully in his sleep
in his home on Tuesday the 29th of March. Robert was born on October
22nd, 1951, to his mother, Edith MacDonald and his father, Wallace
MacDonald. Rob excelled at anything he put his mind to and was a jack
of all trades. He was a master fisherman whose grace with a
fly rod would have tourists stopping in their tracks to take pictures.
He was a true tinkerer at heart and could build or fix just about
anything whether it was mechanical or electrical in nature.
He was often found putting his many talents to use helping friends,
family and neighbors. He loved to cook for his family and even if it
was 20 below, he would often be seen on his deck grilling a delicious
feast of clams, lobster and steak. Rob went back to school
later in life and had a change in career where he began working for
the Prince Edward Island government in the IT field in the year 2000.
Rob had an impeccable work ethic and was loved and respected by
all. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara (Stewart)
MacDonald, devoted daughter Jennifer (Stephen) Bell, beloved
grandchildren Aidan and Gavin, his cherished sister Marie (Ralph)
Fraser, brother-in-law Carl Canning and mother-in-law Janet Stewart,
along with his many nieces and nephews and his much-loved labs Myrna
and Kiwi. He was predeceased by his mother, Edith
"Nanny" MacDonald, his father, Wallace
"Wally" MacDonald and his sister Janet Canning.
Resting at the Hennessey Cutcliffe Charlottetown Funeral Home. There will be a visitation on Saturday, April 9th from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 a.m.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the PEI Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.islandowned.ca.