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Paul McDonald Obituary check_circle

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Paul McDonald on Sunday May 15, 2022 at The Moncton Hospital. Born in South Branch, he was the son of the late Fred and Hattie (Tucker) McDonald. Paul, aka Blue Crane, spent many years behind the wheel, starting as a tow truck driver and concluding with over 4 million miles over his 40 years with Armour. When he wasn’t on the highway hauling sugar, he enjoyed watching Nascar, camping, bass fishing, playing bass and working around the farm. A big kid at heart himself, he loved spending time with the kids on “Old McDonald’s Farm”. He was known by many, and was always the first one to offer a helping hand, taking very seriously his responsibilities as self-proclaimed “Mayor of Steeves Mountain”.

Paul is survived by his wife of 40 years Mareta (Blakeley), children Chris McDonald (Rose), Cindy McDonald and Tara Bachand (Jean-Guy); grandchildren Shanice McDonald (Chris), Nikki Dunn, Devin Benedict and Luca Bachand; great grandsons Emmett and Anderson Johnson; sisters Catherine Anne, Frances, Mickey, Charlotte (Euclide), Barb (Ralph) and brother Mike (Jean). Paul was also a favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Aside from his parents, Paul was predeceased by his sisters Mary, Ruth, Aggie and brother Fred.

Visitation will be held at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (506-858-1995) on Wednesday, May 18, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held from Fergusons Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Gordon Horsman officiating. A reception will be held following the service.

In memory of Paul, memorial contributions may be made to The NB Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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