Fr. Alex McDonald – 1927-2010

Fr. Alex Collage-3

Fr. Alex and some of his parishioners from Ichinomiya, Japan at Scarboro in 2006

Fr. Alexander Duncan McDonald SFM

– A native of Alexandria, Ontario in Glengarry County, passed away June 4, 2010 one day after his 83rd birthday. Fr. Alex was ordained at St. Finnan’s Cathedral  in Alexandria, Ont. on December 22, 1951 and gave 52 years of generous missionary service to the Church in Japan with over 40 years as pastor of Ichinomiya. Since his return to Canada he has been in an active retirement offering pastoral assistance in parishes in Scarborough, Lancaster and Williamstown (St. Mary’s Parish), and as chaplain to the Japanese Catholic community in Toronto.


30th Anniversary of Japanese Community

Toronto, Ontario

His priesthood and missionary commitment are greatly appreciated by his fellow missioners at Scarboro.


Fr. Alex is survived by his brother Wilfred McDonald (Donna) of Espanola, ON and his sister Mary Beth Thompson (Joseph) of Spokane, Washington and several nephews and nieces: Amy (Dan), Fraser (Jana), Michael (Kerrie), Anne, John (Anne), Paul (Amber), Jennifer(Vin). Visitation will be at Scarboro Missions, 2685 Kingston Rd., Scarborough (corner of Brimley and Kingston Rd.) on Monday, June 7th from 7-9 p.m. and June 8th from 9:15-10:15 a.m. followed by the Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of the Clergy Cemetery immediately after Mass. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the work of Scarboro Missions would be appreciated.

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