McDonald, Daniel

March 30, 1940 ~ November 29, 2022

McDonald, Daniel Elvin

Sadly, we announce the passing of Daniel Elvin McDonald on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Trillium Villa Nursing Home. Born 82 years ago to Elvin and Elma McDonald of Sarnia, Ontario. Predeceased by his wife, Sharon Elizabeth McDonald (Waite) on June 29, 2021. They were together 61 years. Dear father of Scott McDonald (Kazuyo) of Colwood, BC, and Kim Patterson (Tim) of Corunna, Ontario. Danny was predeceased by his brothers Roy McDonald (Sharon), Richard McDonald (Jean), Dale McDonald (Rusty, Doreen), also, his sister, Linda LeBlanc (Jerry). Dan will be sadly missed by his surviving sister Sharon Waller (Jim) of Sarnia, Ontario. Survived by his grandchildren Ayla McDonald, Amber Chalcraft (Joel), Chris Patterson (Jen), Julie McLachlan (Steve), Mike Patterson, Steve Patterson (Carrie), many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Remembered fondly for his years of work at Dow chemical, Sarnia Ontario, many hours of working on his antique cars and volunteer work at Bluewater Anglers (hatchery) Sarnia, Ontario.

Dan will be remembered fondly at a later date by his family in the spring.

Special thanks to Trillium Villa Nursing Home for their excellent care and love they gave to him in sunrise.

“Fish on, Dad”, we are missing you already. Love, Kim and Scott. XOXO.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Anglers, Sarnia, Ontario (


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  1. Sorry to hear of Dan’s passing , met him at Dow especially during the strike in 88 , he always had a way of making You chuckle ! I lived in the Port franks area for many years , McPherson coffee bar always humming back then .
    Peace to All – Grant

  2. Kim & Scott:
    My condolences to you and your families Kim and Scott. My mom and dad, Janet & Lynwood Kelch were good friends with Danny & Sharon through the years. Sincerely, Robin (Kelch) & Dan Harkins

  3. Dear Scott & Kim & families
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dan McDonald on Tues. Nov. 29th/22. He was a dear friend to Lyn Kelch & me since Sharon & he were a couple in grade nine on. I have missed him & Sharon so.

  4. R.I.P my Danno
    Iam going to miss you. Iam so honored to have had the opportunity to care for you at Trillium Villa everyday. Iam going to miss your calm, loving personality and your smile.
    So sorry for your loss Kim and family