Dr. Stewart Archibald MacDonald was born November 27th, 1912 in Forward, Saskatchewan. His parents were Dr. Archie MacDonald and the former Jean Stewart. He was educated in local schools in Saskatchewan. He attended Regina College then obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 1936. Dr. MacDonald continued his studies at St. Thomas Medical Hospital, in London, England until 1942.
Dr. MacDonald served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Grenadier Guards of Montreal and worked as a Medical Officer in Normandy. After the war, Dr. MacDonald did post graduate studies at the University of Saskatchewan, the University of London (England) and The University of Toronto. He was board certified in otolaryngology, C.C.P. and S. on January 1st, 1953. Dr. MacDonald arrived in Chatham, Ontario in 1958. In 1968 Dr. MacDonald moved to Bathurst, New Brunswick. Dr. MacDonald and his family returned to Chatham in 1975. His office was located at 385 Wellington Street West.
Dr. MacDonald was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Dr. MacDonald was married to Phyllis Hume. They had one son and one daughter.
He died on the 16th of March, 1983. Mrs. MacDonald died in 1994. They are buried at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Chatham.