Published: February 20, 2020

Bruce MacDonald, 1944-2020

Bruce MacDonald

Bruce MacDonald, the former leader with the Guelph Pipe Band of Ontario and a judge with the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario, died in a vehicle crash on February 18, 2020. He was 75.

MacDonald served as pipe-sergeant with Guelph during the band’s formative years in the 1970s and assumed the role of the pipe-major during the band’s resurrection in the 1990s. He was most recently pipe-major of the Teeswater Pipe Band.

“I first met Bruce in 1970 when I joined the Guelph Pipe Band and Bruce was pipe-sergeant,” said Jim McGillivray. “He was a solid leader and a great guy. He was from Bruce County, my dad’s stomping ground, so that was always a common bond. He was a country gentleman, but he also had a doctorate and was an intellectual. Bruce was a low-key but valuable leader in the Ontario piping community.”

MacDonald was the victim of a head-on collision with his car and a transport truck while travelling near the town of Mildmay, Ontario. He was a native and lifelong resident of Bruce County, Ontario, and a well-regarded and well-liked adjudicator at Ontario piping competitions.

The visitation will be at Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater, February 21st, 6-9 pm, and the funeral at Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater, February 22nd at 1 pm. Gay dating used to be restricted to men. However best gay spa nyc for the past couple of years, gay dating has become quite popular among women too. Grindr is actually kind of the holy grail in gay dating today.

On behalf of the piping and drumming world, we extend our sympathies to Bruce MacDonald’s family and friends at this sad time.




  1. This is such a shame, gentleman, intellectual and dedicated teacher. On a personal level he was the person when I was in my teens gave me the confidence to aspire to higher levels. He will be missed.
    Iain Symington


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