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Thomas Macdonald

76, of St. John’s Newfoundland, passed peacefully away surrounded by his family on, Friday, February 8, 2019 due to Parkinson’s. Thomas (Tom) was born in Burnt Islands on July 28, 1942. Upon earning his Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts
76, of St. John’s Newfoundland, passed peacefully away surrounded by his family on, Friday, February 8, 2019 due to Parkinson’s. Thomas (Tom) was born in Burnt Islands on July 28, 1942. Upon earning his Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts Honours (in mathematics) in 1968 Tom was offered a teaching position in the Junior Division of Mathematics and Statistics Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He continued his education and earned numerous academic scholarships and a Masters of Arts in Pure Mathematics in 1972 and continued teaching at Memorial before retiring after a distinguished 36 years of sharing his knowledge and passion for mathematics. Tom was also actively involved in Vestry, the Men’s Service Club and men’s bowling club at St. Mary the Virgin Church. His greatest joy was spending time with his eight grandchildren. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Jane Elizabeth Leamon, children Andrea (Edward), Adrian (Jane), Michael (Michele) and Mark (Marie) and grandchildren Alexandra, Ryan, Victoria, Sarah, Mary-Jane, Madeline, Megan and Charlotte, brothers and sisters: Bernice Croucher, Carol Keeping, Selina Pieroway, Dorothy Rector, Sandra Leamon, Ernest Hardy and Deanna Kennedy and a large circle of close family and dear friends. Tom is predeceased by his mother and step-father Sarah Blanche and Seaward Edmunds. The funeral service will be held at St. Mary the Virgin, Anglican Church on Craigmillar Avenue at 11 am on Tuesday, February 12th the Reverend Nancy March officiating. There will be a reception following the service in the church auditorium. Burial will follow the reception at the Anglican Cemetery on Kenmount Road at 2 PM. Visitation will be held at Barrett’s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Monday, February 11th from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador. The MacDonald family is very grateful for the kindness and care provided to Tom and Jane by the staff of St. Patrick’s Mercy Home. To view the online guest book or leave a memorial tribute, please visit www.barretts.ca.

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