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Norman H.MacDonald - Society President

A sad announcement from the Honorary Secretary.

"It is with great sadness that I give notice of the passing, on Friday 13th October, 2017, of the Society's President, Norman H. MacDonald, aged 84, in the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, after a short illness, following some years of failing health.
In 2014, Norman was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, and from the beginning of 2017, he had a series of falls, culminating in his entry to hospital on September 19th, suffering from pneumonia. Despite initial improvement, he was unable to swallow nourishment due to Parkinson's condition and in the remaining days, he could not communicate.
The funeral will be a private family occasion, at his own request.

Morag Y.MacDonald
Honorary Secretary"


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Please excuse this informal note of condolence on the passing of Norman H. MacDonald. President MacDonald was one of the giants of Clan Donald History, I treasured every piece of his writing that I could come by. He stimulated in me a higher interest Clan Donald history and Scotland in general which contributed greatly to my overall enjoyment of life. Though I am grateful to be a recipient of his work his voice will be missed. Beannachd leat.