Hugh C. McDonaldHugh Cameron McDonald III, 66, of Foxboro passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Oct. 23, 2013.
Hugh Cameron McDonald III, 66, of Foxboro passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Oct. 23, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospice in Duluth.
Hugh’s journey began Jan. 15, 1947, in Superior, son of Hugh C. McDonald II and Dorothy M. (McCusker) Garrity.
Hugh was baptized at Cathedral of Christ the King and later confirmed in 1959.
Hugh graduated from the old Central High School in 1965 and later attended the University of Minnesota, Duluth, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. He was a proud Bulldog and enjoyed watching hockey.
In 1969 Hugh began his career with the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation. He progressed in his career working as draftsman and retired as a utilities coordinator after 33 years. Hugh’s professional passion was being a land surveyor; for 37 years he owned his own company and had an active State of Wisconsin surveyor’s license until his death.
On Feb. 15, 1969, Hugh married his high school sweetheart, Kathleen (Kathy) Hulter, at Cathedral of Christ the King. Hugh and Kathy built their home in Chaffey, Wis., raising a family and building a lifetime of memories.
Through the years, Hugh enjoyed a variety of hobbies and activities. Hugh loved being outdoors, playing ice hockey, downhill skiing, fishing, partridge and duck hunting, and his dogs. Hugh also enjoyed doing handiwork, wood working and restoring old cars. Hugh had a passion for life long learning and spending time with his family.
Hugh received a lung transplant in November 2006 giving him six more years with his family before being diagnosed with cancer in the spring 2012 which ultimately took his life. Hugh and the family would like to give special thanks of gratitude to Dr. Jagadish Patil at the University of Minnesota, Fairview.
Hugh’s survivors include his wife, Kathleen of 44 years. Hugh’s three children, Scott McDonald (Christine) of Foxboro, Christopher McDonald (Julia) of Minneapolis, Minn. and Amy Swendsrud (Tony) of Minnetonka, Minn.; five grandchildren, Alexis, Allison, Richard, Laura, and Charlie. His sister Michelle (Donald) Nykanen of Maple; as well as his beloved yellow lab, Emily.
Hugh was preceded in death by his parents Hugh C McDonald II, Dorothy (McCusker) Garrity and Eugene Garrity.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Thursday, Oct. 31 at Cathedral of Christ the King, Superior. Rev. Father Andrew P. Ricci was the celebrant.
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