It is with sadness and regret that we advise of the death this afternoon of Fr George Donaldson, a retired priest of the Diocese, in Summerlee House in Coatbridge.
Fr Hugh Kelly and members of Fr Donaldson's family were with him when he died.
His remains will be received into St Augustine's Church in Coatbridge at 6pm on Thursday 11th May and the funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday 12th May at 12 noon. The internment afterwards will be at a family plot in Old Monklands Cemetery.
Requiescat in pace.
Biographical Information for Fr Donaldson
Born 19th August 1937
Ordained 9th April 1961, Rome
1961 – 1968 Assistant Priest, Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell
1968 – 1969 Corpus Christi College, London – Catechetics Course
1969 – 1972 Assistant Priest, St Mary’s Coatbridge
Professor of Moral Theology
1972 – 1980 St Peter’s College, Cardross
1980 – 1986 St Peter’s College, Newlands
1986 – 1993 Chesters College, Bearsden
1993 – 2000 Scotus College, Bearsden
2000 – 2011 Priest of St Bartholmew’s, Coatbridge
Retired 1st January 2011
Died 29th April 2023
May he rest in the peace of the Lord
Our Lady, Queen of Priests pray for him