Dr. Donald McFarlane
Donald Cecil McFarlane, M.D., FRCS, peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Llynda McFarlane, nee Hinds, and the late Frances Margaret McFarlane, nee Smith. Dear father of David McFarlane (Susan), Karen Empey (James), Donald McFarlane (Marie), and Joanne Browne (David) and dear stepfather of Amanda Nugent (Michael) and Sarah del Corral (Felipe). Loving grandfather of Sarah, Joanna, and Christopher McFarlane; Jennifer, Allison, and Gillian Empey; Donald, Victoria, and Geoffrey McFarlane; James, Cameron, Darcy and Connor Browne; and Addison Nugent. Dear brother of the late Dr. Robert M. McFarlane and his wife Patricia McFarlane. Born in London, Ontario, Don attended Ridley College and later served as Chairman of their Board. He went on to attend the University of Western Ontario from 1945 to 1951, where he was an outstanding athlete who played football for the Western Mustangs and was a member of the 1948 Olympic Track Team. As an ophthalmologist, he was a highly respected surgeon and teacher. Don was a loving husband and wonderful father who especially cherished his time with family and friends at Gull Island, Muskoka. A special thank you to Colleen MacDonell and Florie Regidor. A private family service will take place on Saturday, March 8. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. A public memorial service will be conducted on Friday, March 28 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 280 St. James Street at Wellington, London. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Ridley College, P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C3 or the CNIB, 749 Baseline Road East, London, ON N6C 2R6 would be gratefully acknowledged.
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