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Jim McDonald

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Jim McDonald

Jim was born and raised in southern Saskatchewan. After a four-year stint in the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, he began a thirty-five year career with Imperial Oil. Shortly after retirement, one cigarette too many led to open heart surgery. The successful outcome of that ordeal triggered renewed enthusiasm and a lifestyle change that makes this the best time of his life. Deceased February 22,2015.

Olga McDonald

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Olga McDonald

Olga was born in Italy. At age twenty, she worked as Chef for Lord Charles Cavendish Bentick near Nottingham, England. Olga spent twenty-three years in the sales department of Ford Motor Company at their head office in Oakville. With her natural energy and love for painting, cooking, and the great outdoors, Olga is the perfect role model for anyone seeking a more active lifestyle.