Donald McCulloch

Donald Boyd McCulloch

1946 - 2023

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Obituary of Donald Boyd McCulloch


Donald Boyd McCulloch, 76, passed away Friday, March 24, 2023 in the Aberdeen Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow of a very rare neuro degenerative disease Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy.  


Born August 2, 1946, in New Glasgow and raised in Telford, he was a son of the late Arthur L. and Aileen G. McCulloch. Donnie graduated from East Pictou Rural High, and Maritime Forest Ranger School, N.B. in 1967 and began a 38 1/2-year career in the Woodlands Division with Scott Paper.  He married his wife Debbie (Dunbar) in 1973 and in 1976 they  built a home in Pictou Landing overlooking the harbour.  Donnie was a valued member of the community and a longstanding volunteer with the Pictou Landing Fire Department where he was recognized many times for his valuable contributions. He served on the St. Andrews Presbyterian “The Kirk” Church, Board of Managers for many years, receiving a Certificate of Appreciation in February 2023 in honour of his service. Donnie enjoyed sports, played on the Woodlands Ball team, enjoyed hockey immensely, coaching on his sons’ teams.  He also enjoyed any opportunity to get to his woodlot on McCulloch Hill in Meiklefield where his family settled in the 1800’s, his place of peace. Donnie will be deeply missed by his family, friends, neighbors and past colleagues.   He possessed a kind heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Donnie will be remembered for his commitment to the task at hand, good humour, quick wit and love of family.


Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Deborah; sons, Christopher (Jane), St. John, N.B.; Rick (Isabelle) and son, Thomas, Grand Digue, N.B.; Randy (Karla), and their children, Jordan, David and Matthew, Grand Prairie, Alta.; sister, Betty (Roger) Garby, Stellarton and their children, Lisa, Andrea and Brian (Raylene) and children, Ivan and Addison; brother-in-law, Jim Dunbar, New Glasgow and his son, Jeffrey, Singapore; sister-in-law, Judy McCulloch, Halifax and her son, Stephen (Sheila), Ottawa, Ont.; aunt, Kay McCulloch, Oakville, Ont.; many cousins.


Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his older brother, Douglas.


Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2023, in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow with Rev. Dr. Joon Ki Kim officiating. A reception will follow in the Bethel Presbyterian Church Hall, Pictou Landing.


Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Donnie’s memory to the Pictou Landing Fire Department.


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Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Monday, March 27, 2023
P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel
536 Merigomish Rd, P.O. Box 215
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada
The service will be Livestreamed. Please click on the Tribute Link in the bar below the banner or on the link at the bottom of the obituary.


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday, March 27, 2023
Bethel Presbyterian Church Hall
5756 Pictou Landing Road
Pictou Landing, Nova Scotia, Canada