McDONALD, Rev. Stanley Carl - At Westmount Gardens, London, on Monday, February 8, 2016. Predeceased by his parents Carl and Hilda (Hewitt) McDonald and sisters Grace Coghlin (Norman) and Ruth Earl (Chester). Dear uncle of the late Donald Coghlin (Pat), Dennis Earl (Joan), Murray Coghlin (Barb), Gary Earl (Beth), the late Rick Earl (Susan), Elaine Bell (Kim) and Judy Hackett (Scott). Stan will also be sadly missed by many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Rev. McDonald was Canadian High Chaplain for Canadian Foresters for 19 years, Canadian Chaplain for the Canadian Games for the Physically Handicapped for 10 years. He served churches in Osage and Regina, Saskatchewan, Londesborough, Hensall and Corunna. After Stan’s retirement he was the Minister Emeritus at Siloam United Church for many years. Visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Road E., London, on Saturday, February 13 at 11 a.m. by The Rev. Dr. Sheila Macgregor and Rev. John Lougheed. Interment at a later date in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel. Memorial contributions to Londesborough, Hensall, Corunna or Siloam United Church would be appreciated.
February 10, 2016, 10:49 am
So sorry to learn about Rev. McDonald's passing. He officiated the ceremony at our marriage back in 1973. He was a very nice man. Our sincere condolences to the family.
February 10, 2016, 3:30 pm
Dear Family: Having Elaine as your friend means having met Uncle Stanley and permissions to call him that. A trip to London meant shopping, the occasional lunch with cousins Dennis and Joan and of course a visit with Uncle Stanley. He was a witty, proud, story telling "gentle" man, who touched many lives. Uncle Stanley and his favourite story of the prized orange jug will forever be in my bank of memories. Thinking of all of You. Hugs, Beth Adams
February 10, 2016, 4:53 pm
Our condolences to Stan McDonald's family.
from Ferne McClure and family
John & Jane Hoggat
February 10, 2016, 6:47 pm
To the families of Rev. Stan McDonald:
In Deepest Sympathy
Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Wishing you comfort. Wishing you peace.
John & Jane Hoggart Londesborough United
February 10, 2016, 6:56 pm
To Rev. Stan's family: I remember Rev. Stan's wonderful smile and greeting as we arrived for worship at Siloam United during our years in London.I always associate Victoria, B.C. with Stan from his winters there. I so envied him those precious weeks away from London's winter.May he now rest in peace after a life well lived.Sincerely, Dawn Cumming.
Dianne Gerstenkorn Weber
February 10, 2016, 8:35 pm
To Stan's family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. He sure touched a lot of hearts. We enjoyed having him as our minister at Hensall United Church. Food was one of his passions and he could always be found helping in the kitchen at church functions. Another rose in God's Garden.
Ray and Linda McNichol
February 10, 2016, 9:21 pm
Rev. Stan was such a gentle man and mentor to so many. Camp Menesetung and the various congregations he pastored to will always be fond in our memories. Of the last number of years that he was in London it was great to know he made friends with our Aunt Mildred Petley, as they attended the same church. He will remain as a pillar in my eyes, and it has been an honor to have met him. Ray and Linda McNichol Listowel
Ian and Debbie Hullley
February 10, 2016, 10:10 pm
To the family of Rev. Stan MacDonald. We offer our sincere condolences and deeply regret not being able to be at the funeral as we are out of the country. We are visiting Ian's mom who was close with Rev Stan for mant years . Rev Stan was a major influence on the Hulley family as Betty caretaked the church in Londesboro. Ian travelled with Rev Stan to Florida and Texas and cherishes those memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
February 10, 2016, 10:12 pm
I was saddened to hear of Stan's passing today. Rev. McDonald was my minister from my baptism until he left Londesborough United Church for a new parish. He was also a leader of my Cub Scout group, & I'll always remember how he helped make a misfit kid feel special and included. As Stan has blessed so many of us in this life, I know God is blessing him in the next!
Earl and Mrg Illman
February 10, 2016, 11:05 pm
Dear Family I have many memories of Stan as a young girl growing up in Ethel . I remember so well when he went West and we thought it was so far away. He always seemed like such a nice man.
He was fortunate to have such caring nephews and nieces .
Thinking of all of you at this time .
Earl and Marg (Smith) Illman
Doug and Wilma Rathwell
February 11, 2016, 9:07 am
To all the Nieces and Nephews Sincere sympathy from Doug and I. We will be unable to go to London but will have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Muriel (Shobbrook) Millson
February 11, 2016, 10:04 am
So happy to know you have gone to live with Jesus, you have been a blessing to so many people,
February 11, 2016, 11:30 am
I remember Stan as a gentle giant of a man when visiting my grandparents Wilmer & Ena Howatt at Londesboro. Grandma loved making plates of cookies for him. He left a warm joyous memory with those he met as with our family 35 plus years ago. Stan thankyou for those years in ministry with my grandparents.
Rev. Cheryl-Ann Stadelbauer-Sampa, Executive Secretary, London Conference
February 11, 2016, 1:29 pm
Stan was the minister at Hensall United Church when I was settled in the nearby congregation of Egmondville United Church in 1983. His warmth and welcome were deeply appreciated. I cannot say for certain but I seem to remember he was the Secretary of Presbytery at that time. Certainly throughout his life Stan took on many roles in the wider church and brought to each his love for the church and the constancy of his cheerful and caring character. He is a colleague for whom I have had both affection and respect. He made evident his love of God and his commitment to the church in all he did. London Conference will be making a donation to the Mission and Service Fund in his memory. I am sorry that a family matter takes me away this weekend and makes it impossible for me to join with Stan's family, friends and colleagues in the celebration of his life.
February 11, 2016, 7:13 pm
My deepest sympathy on Stan's passing. When he was in Londesborough,he was a good friend of my parents and we all felt close to him. He was a wonderful person and those of us who were members of his congregations were so lucky to have him as our minister.
Don and Maja Dodds.
February 12, 2016, 11:25 am
To Stan,s family,our sincere sympathy.We enjoyed many visits with Stan while he was in Hensall. An interesting bit of info._Stan as a young person,contemplating becoming an ordained minister,preached his first ever sermon in our church_Cavan United in Winthrop.Stan frequently would remind us of that.
February 12, 2016, 3:02 pm
We would like to send our condolences to the families of Stanley. I have known Stanley since We came to this Country from England in 1948. We have been to several weddings he performed while in Londesborough and when he was in Regina. We were surprised when we found he was the Minister performing the wedding of my wife's sister. We did a lot of reminiscing there catching up on old times. I am sure he will be missed by his many family and friends.
Ted & Lois Wilbee
February 12, 2016, 6:02 pm
This world has lost one of the most honourable gentleman that ever lived. We first met Stan at Siloam & has been in our lives ever since. He married our daughter 17 years ago & we all enjoyed many meals & visits with him over the years. We've lost one of the best. God bless you Stan.
John and Helen Bowman
February 12, 2016, 8:08 pm
Stan was our minister in Corunna and a friend then onward. We had trips back to Corunna together and visits in London. Stan was a model Christian who lived his beliefs.Stan officiated at our son Davids wedding and was loved by our whole family. He will never be gone as long as others remember him.
John & Lyons
February 13, 2016, 11:57 am
To the family of Stan MacDonald - He was the minister of Londesboro United when we were married in 1971 and was the officiating minister. He also baptised our two oldest children when at our church. Stan was a great man - always friendly and easy to talk to. Our prayers and condolences go out to his family in their loss - he will be greatly missed.
John & Helen Lyons - Londesboro United Church
February 15, 2016, 3:18 am
Our sincere condolences in the lose of a kind gentle man.We remember several great visits over the years. The Whitney girls, Rene, Elaine, Heather & Marilyn.
Howard Bender and Family
February 16, 2016, 6:54 am
Stan was a wonderful man. He married Barry and Mary Jane in 1985 and then married Bonnie and Dean in 1990. He was with our family at University Hospital in London when our mother Dorine Bender died . Thank you Stan