Donald passed away peacefully at The Heights at Mt. View on August 7, 2018 with his best friend, Susanne, by his side and surrounded by love.

Donald was born in Victoria, BC on May 12, 1941 and spent most of his life here.

He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Neil MacKay.  Donald is survived by siblings, Ruth Pollard (Geo), Judy Stefan (late Jake), David (Eli), Rob (Sherri) and Holly Lawless (Robert). Donald also leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Donald, not surprisingly, was known as “Happy Donald” in the deaf community. He enjoyed spending time at IDHHC where he visited friends and played bingo.

Special thanks to Dr. MacKean, Susanne Harnden, Mary Warner, Pastor Gwen and the caring staff of McCauley Lodge, and the nursing team at The Heights at Mt. View.

Donations which are greatly appreciated may be sent to: Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre, 130-1555 McKenzie Ave., Victoria, BC  V8N 1A4.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Manny Pereira
    August 16, 2018

    My sincere condolences to you Karen and all of the McKay family,I had the opportunity to meet Donald 2 or 3 times,yes he was a nice man

  • Susanne Harnden
    August 14, 2018

    My condolences to Donald’s family on your loss. Donald’s life was a Blessing your memory a Treasure you are loved beyond words and misses beyond Measure. I will never forget you Donald you were my best friend.

  • Jean Hood
    August 12, 2018

    Dear Ruth and Judy, We are so blessed to have met you and most of your family. We were saddened to hear about Donald even though we had only heard about him all thru the years. He seems like he was a very well loved and happy man–I am sorry we didn’t get to meet him. With our love and prayers, your friends, Phil and Jean

  • Jenny Laing
    August 11, 2018

    My condolences to Donald’s family on your loss. Donald was a beloved member of the Deaf community, and his good humour and infectious laugh will be greatly missed.

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