McDonald, Graeme (Notice of cancellation)
March 9, 2020


It is heartbreaking to announce the passing of Graeme on March 9, 2020 at the age of 54. He was predeceased by his parents, Ranald and Helen (Stewart) McDonald, and brother Alan. Beloved husband of Mary Jane Barnes, proud father of Noah McDonald and Joshua Ryan and brother Colin (Kim). Dear son-in law to Christine Barnes, brother-in-law to Joe (Joyce), and Johnny (Heather). He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The memorial service scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th at 2pm, at St. Columba-by-the-Lake Presbyterian Church, 11 Rodney, Pointe-Claire H9R 4L8 has been cancelled. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. We feel your presence with us during this difficult time.

In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Maison St. Raphael Palliative Care, or St. Columba-by-the-Lake Church would be appreciated.

Memorial Service

St. Columba-by-the-Lake Presbyterian Church

11 Rodney, Pointe-Claire H9R 4L8

March 18th at 2pm

13 responses

  1. Kathleen

    March 13, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    From our family to yours we are deeply saddened to hear this news and our hearts are absolutely bleeding for all those that loved Graeme.
    Sending love during this difficult time to Jane and the boys.

  2. Bev and Doug Turton

    March 14, 2020 at 6:39 am

    Our deepest sympathy Jane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Art and alexis Barr

    March 14, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Thinking of you jane may God help you and your family though this hard time

  4. Lynne Morgan

    March 14, 2020 at 10:08 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Graeme. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Connie and Tom

    March 14, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Our deepest sympathy to You Jane, Noah, Ryan and your Family. May God carry you through this difficult time.


    March 14, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Jane, I am in shock. Graeme’s love for life and his family always inspired me and warmed my heart, I am so sad for your loss. I just got back from a trip and am in self-isolation and am so sad that I cannot make it. It would have meant two much to me so see you and your family in person to give my condolences. I will continue to approach life with an appreciation for love, comedy, and family in his memory,

  7. Rev. Darryl Macdonald

    March 14, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    I am saddened, quite shaken and simply baffled by this. I never imagined that this is a service I would be attending. My heart goes out to Graeme’s family. I will hold his smile, laughter, sense of humour, compassion, dedication, intuitive prayers and spirit close to my heart. That gentle tilt of the head and smile let me know he was listening, processing and understanding me when I shared. I am a better person for having known Graeme. Thanks, Graeme, for encouraging me in my own ministry.

  8. Lynda McLoughlin

    March 14, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Very sad for your loss to you and your families.

  9. Rosemary and Michael Holm

    March 15, 2020 at 1:27 am

    Our sincere condolences in the passing of Graeme, although we didn’t know him personally, we know Jane and Josh, and we have no doubt that he was an amazing man as he was always described as such!! Our hearts break for you and your family Jane.


    March 15, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Jane I am very sorry fr yr loss, although i didnt know him personally I have known you for many years and i feel for you Jane.

  11. Linda Lehmann

    March 16, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Dear dear Jane,
    I just cannot wrap my head around this sudden news. We are so very sorry for you and your family. Please know that we are thinking of you and send you the biggest, fat, virtual group hug you can possibly imagine. Love Linda

  12. Juliana Gyura

    March 16, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Dear Mary Jane, I am so very sad for you and your family’s loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Big hug. Love Juliana

  13. Hilary, Richard and Michael Alexander (Midget B Knights)

    March 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Jane and Noah, we were all so shocked to hear the terrible news. Our deepest condolences to you both and to the rest of the family. We have enjoyed getting to know you all this hockey season. I have been struck by Graeme’s positive outlook, knowledge, sense of humour and calmness – even when the games were not going well! Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.


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