A second-generation Victorian, he attended Monterey and Oak Bay High schools (1949) and Victoria College. He had an interest in rugby, playing for Oak Bay High, The Wanderers, and the Canadian Scottish Regiment.  He had a major role in the conversion of many Government operations from paper to computer systems.  Rae was a long-time member of the Canadian Scottish Cadet Old Guard and a strong supporter of all the Cadet Corps affiliated with the Regiment.  He was predeceased by his son David Rae and his partner of over 5o years, Sandra Mae Holloway.  He leaves two beautiful daughters, Cathy and Bonnie, grand and great grandchildren, and a large extended family.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Ryan Armstrong

    His personality, wit and that twinkle in his eye when he delivered one of his favourite lines. Mr. McDonald will be missed.

  • Kath Picha

    From the time that Rae became a companion to my cousin, Sandra, he became a good friend of all our family. I remember that when my mother was in her late eighties, she fretted about the state of her basement stairs. Had she been younger, she would have painted them herself. One evening, Rae and Sandra arrived, paint brushes and paint in hand, and painted the stairs. She was truly grateful, as we all were.

  • Ruth Picha

    Dear Cathy, Bonnie, and family, so sorry for your loss. Rae was such a vital person, a great storyteller and so engaged with the world. I really enjoyed seeing him especially over the last year or so despite the sad circumstances that brought us together. All the best, Ruth

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