Dr. Donald Angus Maciver was born in Inverness, Scotland on the 13th of August, 1920. He graduated M.B. from the University of Edinburgh in 1942. Dr. Maciver had a distinguished medical career with the RNVR and the Canadian Armed Forces, serving during World War II and during the Myanmar Liberation.
Dr. Maciver received his specialty in surgery from the University of Edinburgh in 1955. From 1964 to 1978, Dr. Maciver was the Chief of Surgery at the National Defense Medical Centre in Ottawa. During that time, he was an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa Medical School.
After his military service to his country, Dr. Maciver moved to Wallaceburg where he was a General Surgeon from 1978 to 1986. Dr. Maciver moved to Cyprus, sometime after 1986.
Dr. Maciver was married to the former Monica M. Foley in Whitehaven, England during the summer of 1948. Dr. and Mrs. Maciver had 2 children, Margaret and Donald.
Dr. Maciver was living in Toronto, when he died on the 25th of October, 2013. He was buried at the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood, in Ottawa, Ontario.