IEEE Vancouver Section mourns the passing of Dr. John S. MacDonald in December, 2019.
Dr. MacDonald was well known as a founder and CEO of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA). In addition to his engineering entrepreneurship, Dr. MacDonald served on numerous boards, advisory committees and was active in establishing and building the high tech industry in B.C.
For a more complete biography, please view our longer tribute article.
Dr. MacDonald is survived by his wife Alfredette, two sons Neil and Jay, and three grandchildren: Lochlann, Tyne, and Tristan.
Formal memorial announcement and condolences may be found here.