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Macdonald Regis

Macdonald Regis

Mac passed away peacefully at North York General Hospital on Sunday 10 May, at the age of 93.

Beloved husband of Grace Regis (nee Alexander) for 60 years. Devoted and proud father to Alec Regis (Sarita Diaram). Dear brother-in-law to Marie Alexander and uncle to Ian Alexander (Cynthia Arcato) and great-uncle to Kaia Alexander. Much loved uncle to Gloria Hussein and great-uncle to Tracey Baptiste and Junior Hussein. Fondly remembered by Rosalie, Gloria and Traci Melchor, Francis, Trudy and Joanne Leonce. Brother to Alfred, Veronica, Edith and Winnifred Regis.

Mac grew up in the small village of Siparia, Trinidad & Tobago. In his teens, Mac worked in the oilfields and later trained and worked as a draftsman at the Red House in Port of Spain. Searching to expand his horizons, in 1955, Mac ventured to England by boat and studied at the London School of Economics, earning a degree in Economics. Shortly after, Mac met the love of his life, Grace Alexander, and they’ve been married ever since.

Mac and Grace immigrated to Canada in the late 1960s and lived in Guelph, Chatham, Kitchener and Sudbury before retiring in Toronto. They adopted their only son Alec in 1971, showering him with love and devotion.  Mac went on to earn a second degree from the University of Guelph and spent most of his career in Commercial Banking.

In retirement, Mac was an active member and Treasurer/Vice President of the Leaside Lawn Bowling Club. Mac suffered a severe stroke at the age of 84 and struggled with aphasia for the remainder of his life.

Mac will be missed by all who were fortunate to know him.

Special thanks to the amazing doctors, nurses and staff at North York General Hospital 8th Floor SE ward who cared for Mac in his final days.

If desired, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Aphasia Institute.

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