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Fr George Donaldson RIP

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


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