MacDonald passed away after a heart attack on Wednesday night, his daughter Sandra told the Montreal Gazette’s Dave Stubbs on Thursday morning.
Even after his retirement from the paper in 1998, MacDonald kept active as a writer — and in life — by continuing to contribute freelance pieces to the Montreal Gazette for years.
MacDonald was best know for his coverage of the Expos for the Montreal Gazette.
Ian Goodridge MacDonald was born in Montreal in January 1928. His family lived first in the Côte-des-Neiges area and then downtown on Prince Arthur, east of St-Urbain. He attended Montreal High School, and spent one year at Sir George Williams University (now part of Concordia University) when it was located on Drummond St.
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Here is the 2009 article on Ian MacDonald winning the Jack Graney award. Click cliquez ici.