Ronald "Tony " Anthony McDonald

Beloved and loving husband of Margaret.

Loved father and father-in-law of Alexander & Juliet, Mary-Anne & Nick, Anthony & Bridget, James & Annabelle, Phillip & Suzanne and 17 grandchildren


Loved son of the late Molly and Alec McDonald. Devoted brother of Margie Wallace (dec) Brian (dec.),Pat (dec.), Donald, Michael, Brendan and families.

Rest in Peace.

The Funeral Mass may be viewed via livestream at

Funeral Notice

ServiceApril 13, 2021 - 10:00 amCnr Sturt & Dawson Streets Ballarat , VIC View MapVenue: St Patrick's Cathedral

Funeral Mass for the late Mr Ronald Anthony (Tony) McDonald will be offered at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Cnr Sturt and Dawson Streets, Ballarat on Tuesday April 13, 2021 at 10.00 a.m. Burial will follow in the Waubra Cemetery. Vigil Prayers will take place at St John’s Church, Waubra on Monday evening at 6.00 p.m. Please wear some colour to celebrate Tony’s life. The Funeral Mass may be viewed via livestream at

  1. Sympathy to Margaret and family during this sad time. Tony was always a good friend of the Troy family over the years and will be missed.
    Dianne French (Troy).

    Dianne French April 14, 2021
  2. To dear Margaret, Alex, Mary-Anne, Anthony, James and Phillip and your families. And to Don, Michael and Brendan and families.
    So very sad to hear of your loss. Tony was a wonderful traveller on the Paul & Barney outback trips. Very fond memories of his fun and chats – he was always a pleasure to be with.
    With love to you all in your sorrow
    Nerene Backhouse

    Nerene Backhouse April 13, 2021
  3. My deepest sympathy on the passing of Tony. A hard working man of the land. Fond memories of working and visiting the farm at Waubra. Condolences to Margaret, Alex, Maryanne, Anthony, James, Phillip and families.
    God bless you all in this sad time.
    RIP Tony.

    Phillip, Jannett, Dianne, Robert, Alan & Mandy the Scott Family April 13, 2021
  4. Our deepest sympathy to Margaret and family.
    Fond memories of time shared supporting our sons at many games of footy over the years.
    A true gentleman.
    Nan and Patrick Liston

    Patrick Liston April 13, 2021
  5. Dear Margaret and family,

    We are saddened to hear of Tony’s passing and our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
    Tony was highly respected and a good neighbour.
    Now tending Heaven’s garden.

    Paul and Loretta Greco April 13, 2021
  6. Dear Margaret and family and the extended McDonald family,
    With our deepest sympathy on the loss of Tony. Tony’s gentle nature and commitment to his local community will be missed.
    Our prayers are with you all at this time.
    Sharon and Marty Moran

    Sharon Moran April 12, 2021
  7. We were saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Tony. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    Ian, Maureen & Genevieve Lawrence

    Ian Lawrence April 12, 2021
  8. We are saddened to learn of the passing of Tony a talented football opponent & a great community person, & proud family man. & as Coralee puts it He was a lovely dancer too.
    To Margaret & Family & tony’s brothers,Donald,Michael & Brendan
    Please accept our condolence from long time friends Coralee & Noel Nunn

    Noel Nunn April 12, 2021
  9. Dear Marg, Alex, Mary-Anne, Anthony, James, Phillip and Family,
    Our Deepest Sympathy on the passing of your beloved husband and a special Dad Tony, Our prayers and thoughts are with you all, Special memories are with you forever,Thinking of you all, big cuddles to you Marg. Xx
    Love Sharon, Gavin, Troy, Adam, Renee and Family

    Sharon, Gavin Wiseman April 12, 2021
  10. Dearest Marg and family I’m saddened to read of the passing of your beautiful husband father grandfather and great grandfather and I remember Tony as being the love of your life and the centre of the home for the children and then I remember you saying about the grandchildren and reading about the next layer .In among all the tears I know that the memories you made together will sustain and support you as I remember your face lighting up when you spoke of Tony and your family and as Sharon and Christine have spoken today we hope in time we can have a cuppa with you lv Kerrie

    Kerrie Williams April 11, 2021
  11. Sorry to hear about the loss of Tony a long time friend of the Cantwell family formerly of Waubra
    Now retired at Runaway Bay Qld
    God Bless him and all his family
    From Kathleen John Cantwell and family

    William Cantwell April 11, 2021
  12. We pass on our sincere condolences to Margaret,
    Alex, Mary-Anne, Anthony, James & Phillip and their loved ones on the sad passing of Tony.
    He was one of life’s gentlemen who will be sorely missed.

    Paul & Sharon Costigan and family April 11, 2021
  13. Thoughts & prayers on hearing of the death of Tony. Sympathy to Margaret & all the family
    Tony was a wonderful leader in the community. He & you Margaret gave wonderful support to St. Paul’s and along with the family support & friendship to me. Sorry I can’t be with you on Tuesday.
    Frank Hennessy.

    Frank Hennessy April 11, 2021
  14. McDonald Anthony (Tony)
    Deepest sympathy to Margaret Alexander Maryanne Anthony James & Phillip
    Dearly loved & respected brother Patrick (dec) brother in law Jean
    Uncle of Anne (dec) Carolyn Michael Daniel & Kathleen
    Heavens garden will be forever tended with Love

    Carolyn McDonald April 10, 2021
  15. We will always remember Tony as a most gentle soul with a warm smile. Deepest of sympathy to Phil and Suzanne and to Marg, Alex, Maryanne, Anthony and James and families. With love from Margaux, Daniel, Daisy, Heidi and Archie. XXXXX

    Margaux Chant April 10, 2021

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