John MacDonald, 57 John R. MacDonald, 57, died suddenly of a heart attack at his North Augusta Road home on October 11. He was born in Brockville on December 10, 1946, to William Percy MacDonald and the former Margaret Ballantyne. He was educated in Brockville schools, including Brockville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School. He lived in Brockville most of his life, except for a short time when he lived in Calgary, Alberta. From 1979 to 1980 he co-owned Star Traveller Disco and Arcade on Kensington Parkway and Mr. Munchies Restaurant on Central Avenue with his longtime friend Roger Mace. For the past 20 years he worked in the metal shop at Canarm and drove truck when the company had its own truck. He enjoyed that work very much. His interests included cooking, reading, gardening and his pet dog Sandy and cat Bud. He enjoyed car racing and co-owned the Rat Trap race car and the Star Traveller Disco funny car. Mr. MacDonald is survived by his son Vince and wife Karen of Brockville and two daughters, Lynn Chisamore and husband Gord and Jenn Conners and husband Scott, all of Brockville, as well as six grandchildren, Alex, Adam, Tara, Caitlin, Sarah and Sydney. Also surviving are his brother Bill MacDonald and wife Marg of Front of Yonge Township and two sisters, Lynn Dier and husband John and Laurie Darling and husband Larry, all of Mallorytown, as well as many nieces/nephews, great nieces/nephews and two great-great-nieces. He was predeceased by his mother Margaret and father Percy MacDonald and his brother Garry MacDonald. The funeral was held October 16 in the Irvine Funeral Home Chapel, Brockville, followed by cremation and a committal service at Roselawn Tribute Centre, Maitland. Rev. McDowell of Lyn United Church officiated. The pallbearers were Alex Peever, Brandon and David Harper, Craig MacDonald, Bill Haggart and Troy Orava. Burial took place at Oakland Cemetery, just west of Brockville, on October 21. Memorial donations were directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Published in Section b, page 7 in the Friday, November 19, 2004 edition of the Brockville Recorder & Times.