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John Alastair (Al) MacGregor

UNIONVILLE, ON - It is with great sadness that the family of John Alastair (Al) MacGregor announce his passing at home in Unionville, Ontario, September 24, 2010 following a courageous battle with heart and lung disease. Al was born on September 1, 1941 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, the son of the late Allan and Sarah (Sadie) MacGregor. He attended Mount Allison University, and after his marriage to Violet (Breen) in 1964, settled in Halifax, Montreal, England and then Toronto. Al will be dearly missed by his loving wife Vi, their sons, Allan (Amanda), Vancouver; Robert (Nathania), Vancouver; Michael (Sara), Unionville, and grandchildren Mason, Taryn and Declan. He is survived by brothers Gary (Isabel), Saskatoon; Ian (Bella), New Glasgow; and Donald (Karen), Shediac, N.B. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home 166 Main Street North (Markham Rd), Markham on October 4, 2010 for visitation between 2 and 3 p.m., followed by a celebration of Al's life at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Al may be made to the Lung Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation.




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