MacDONALD, JOHN ALEXANDER - John (Jack) Alexander MacDonald, formerly Chief Warrant Officer in the Royal Canadian Armed Services died in Lahr, Germany on June 28, 2004, and was buried at the "Bergfriedhof" Cemetery in Lahr on July 2. Warrant Officer MacDonald was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, on March 7, 1925. Shortly thereafter he moved with his parents, John Alexander MacDonald and Gladys Craft MacDonald to Mac Donald's Point, New Brunswick where he grew up. He attended Hampton Consolidated School for his final year of High School in 1942-1943 and subsequently joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in the service of which he remained for the rest of his career. He retired from the Armed Services in Lahr, Germany in 1975 but continued to live in Lahr where he served as a civilian technical adviser to the Canadian Armed Services as an expert in Airframe Mechanics. He is survived by his wife Mechthildis of Lahr, Germany, a brother, Professor Russell MacDonald of New York City and Mac Donald's Point, adopted grandson, Patrick Kieninger of Lahr, Germany, two nephews: Andrew, of Boston, Mass., Erik and Carolyn of Beaverton, Oregon, a niece, Jane MacDonald, of New York City, and a grandniece Annabelle of Beaverton, Oregon. Jack was avid hunter and fisherman and an accomplished model builder. He served at various Canadian Air Force bases in Canada and in Europe, and for two years (1956-1957) with the UN expeditionary force in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt before his last assignment with the Canadian Armed Forces in Lahr and Baden-Söllingen, Germany. He was a longtime member and organizer of a unique group of displaced Canadian Air Force retirees with roots in Canada and Germany, called "The Royal International Order of Flying Bullshooters". His family and many friends in Canada and in Germany and will miss his kindness and gentle sense of humour.
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