ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Patrick McDonald 85 years old , born on January 6, 1931 and passed away on December 28, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Dick Kuntz on January 15, 2017
PAT WAS A CLOSE CLOSE FRIEND ALL DURING HIGH SCHOOL WAS THE BEST MAN AT OUR WEDDING IN ALABAMA WHEN I WAS IN THE SERVICE WITH PAT. ALTHOUGH WE BOTH WENT OUR WAY FOR MANY YEARS, WE ENJOYED THE PAST 15 YEARS TOGETHER IN SUN LAKES,AZ. PAT AND I HAD MANY MEANINGFUL DISCUSSIONS
Posted by Mary Ann Anner on January 15, 2017
We were so sorry to of Pat's passing...we will remember all of you in our prayers...
Posted by Patricia Carrousel on January 11, 2017
I will so miss my conversations with dad. He loved to talk through the details, ask questions and really get to the core of the issue. He had such insight, especially related to the current political happenings. I loved discussing investments, films, books, family and whatever he enjoyed discussing. He remained smart as a tack to the end.
Posted by Erin O'Loughlin on January 10, 2017
I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your father Jackie. I am so sorry. Peace be with you and your family.
Posted by Patricia Tracy on January 9, 2017
My deepest heartfelt condolences to Jan, Charlie, Patty, Kathleen, my dearest friend Jackie and her son Tanner on the loss of such a great man. Jackie's parents were like surrogate parents to me. Pat was a man whose presence was known when he was in a room. He loved a meaningful conversation but I also was pretty good at telling a joke. I loved the mutually supportive relationship he had with Jan that served as an example for me for how a relationship should be. Even when he was laying down the law for Jackie and I he always had a mischievous Irish twinkle in his eye. I am so glad I had a chance to sit and talk with him for quite some time at Tim's birthday party a few years ago. He was a great man who loved and looked out for his family and I look forward to the opportunity to play tennis with him when we meet once again. Your family is in my prayers
Posted by Ross Fokkens on January 8, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss to all of his family and friends. This goes out especially for his wife Jan who will miss her companion of so many years. May God bless you and keep you in your time of grief and provide you strength in the days ahead. You have always been a strong woman and he would want you to remain so now and into the future.
Posted by Jackie Fokkens on January 6, 2017
Happy Birthday Dad. 86 today.
Love,
Jackie
Posted by Deborah Casado on January 6, 2017
My heart goes out to all of you at the loss if this pillar of your family. What an incredible role model and loving man. It was an honor to have met him when he and his wife visited Patty and her family over the years. Doug and I will keep you in our hearts.
Posted by Chris Sprengel on January 5, 2017
I had the pleasure of growing up with Pat and Jan as surrogate neighbor parents. I was a bit precocious and used to call Jackie at 1:00 a.m. to see what she was doing. One evening Pat answered and I froze. He said " Chrissy I know this is you and it's a bit late" then he laughed and hung up. It became an ongoing joke for the rest of our lives. He was a good man. He raised good kids. He had a beautiful loving wife. I will miss him. My heart goes out to you all.... Jan, Kathleen, Patty, Charlie, Tanner and finally my dear friend Jackie. I love you all.
Posted by Jackie Fokkens on January 4, 2017
My dad had an indomitable spirit. I will miss him always and love him. So saddened by grief but happy he is at peace and the knowledge he is with God.
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12
Posted by Christina Thomas-Eschenbr... on January 4, 2017
I only met the man once but I have learned alot about him from his daughter Jackie. A very strong person to have overcome all the obstacles he had put in front of him. AND he raised a wonderful daughter - Jackie! So sorry for your loss. It sounds as if he lived a very full and meaningful life.
Posted by Maria Chianta on January 4, 2017
I am so sorry for this huge loss Jackie. I wish you and your family peace now and in the time to come.
Posted by Patrick Wesselmann on January 4, 2017
My first experience with Pat McDonald was a little over 26 years ago when I married his first born, my lovely Kathleen. He and Jan came into Columbia in the middle of an ice storm to attend our wedding. Pat really epitomized the men of his generation - coming into manhood in the early 50's. He certainly had lots of triumphs. He had charisma and a way of talking to people. When he talked - you listened. It was a talent and a charm he had. He was not just my father-in-law - he was my friend. Godspeed my friend.
Posted by Kim Simon on January 4, 2017
Dearest Jackie - I am so sorry for your loss. What a lovely tribute your family wrote for your dad. I wish I had the chance to meet him. Funny, charming, hard working and he and your mom raised a large loving family. What a full life he had. I am so glad your family was there to say goodbye. Much love and prayers to all of you for peace and strength during this time.

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Posted by Dick Kuntz on January 15, 2017
PAT WAS A CLOSE CLOSE FRIEND ALL DURING HIGH SCHOOL WAS THE BEST MAN AT OUR WEDDING IN ALABAMA WHEN I WAS IN THE SERVICE WITH PAT. ALTHOUGH WE BOTH WENT OUR WAY FOR MANY YEARS, WE ENJOYED THE PAST 15 YEARS TOGETHER IN SUN LAKES,AZ. PAT AND I HAD MANY MEANINGFUL DISCUSSIONS
Posted by Mary Ann Anner on January 15, 2017
We were so sorry to of Pat's passing...we will remember all of you in our prayers...
Posted by Patricia Carrousel on January 11, 2017
I will so miss my conversations with dad. He loved to talk through the details, ask questions and really get to the core of the issue. He had such insight, especially related to the current political happenings. I loved discussing investments, films, books, family and whatever he enjoyed discussing. He remained smart as a tack to the end.
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