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Mays Funeral Home
26 Church St.
Calais, ME, 04619
Phone: (207) 454-3141
Fax: (207) 454-7728

This Book of Memories memorial website is designed to be a permanent tribute paying tribute to the life and memory of John McDonald. It allows family and friends a place to re-visit, interact with each other, share and enhance this tribute for future generations. We are both pleased and proud to provide the Book of Memories to the families of our community.

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Condolence From: Maria Townsend
Condolence: Mr. McDonald, such a sweet man. One of my favorite teachers. I fondly remember his black lab laying in the back of our classroom, it was no big deal, just expected him to be there every day. Fair and kind is one of his leagacies. Thinking about you Peter my old friend
Sunday December 03, 2017
Condolence From: Dorothy Barnes
Condolence: To Mrs. McDonald and family. I will never forget my middle school years and his teachings. He was a great mediator and brought out the best in us all. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Dori - Student 1978-1979
Saturday December 02, 2017
Condolence From: Peter Miliano
Condolence: To the McDonald Family,

John was a gentle man and inspiring teacher who helped me get through not only the normal challenges of adolescence but also challenges caused by the loss of my father. He was always patient and understanding, and his example continues to inspire me in my own classrooms today. My deepest condolences.
Friday December 01, 2017
Condolence From: Janet Lovely
Condolence: Mary and family so sorry for your loss. John gave me lessons in hummingbirds, nuthatches and chipmunk, long after his teaching days. Always enjoyed my talks with him and Mary. Nice man will be missed by many
Friday December 01, 2017
Condolence From: Dan Jacques
Condolence: Our deepest sympathies go out to Mike & the entire McDonald family for your loss. Thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.

All of us at North River Company.
Friday December 01, 2017
Condolence From: Ron & Peggy Segien
Condolence: Mary and all the McDonald family, So sorry for your loss. John was such a great man. We have such great memories of him from school, the Dairy Joy etc. we have thought of him often in the past few years wondering where he was. We’re glad to know he is at peace. Prayers to all to get through this difficult time.
Thursday November 30, 2017
Condolence From: Scott Young
Condolence: So very sorry for your loss. One of the best Teachers and coaches I ever had.
Thursday November 30, 2017
Condolence From: Wendy Hall Bradford
Condolence: My heartfelt condolences to Mr. McDonald's family.
I was so fortunate to have him as a teacher, he was always one of my favorites. I will always treasure the memories I have of the fun times we had with your family. May your memories bring you comfort and help ease your pain during this difficult time.
Hugs to all of you.
Thursday November 30, 2017
Condolence From: Robert Scott
Condolence: So sorry to hear of John's passing. I have many memories of him in Grammar School and after school. He made an impression on me and many others. I always look up the drive going through to Calais or down Third Street in Eastport. A lot of memories. My sincere condolences to the family.
Thursday November 30, 2017
Condolence From: Marilyn Apt Barrell
Condolence: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope John knew the impact he had on all of us who were lucky enough to be his students. He was a wonderful teacher and incredibly kind to all. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
Thursday November 30, 2017
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