‘Goodbye’ to comrades
Since retiring from business and government, MacDonell has published four books:
And his ties with China have not ended.
In December 2005, MacDonell took 150 high school students from Canada to Hong Kong to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the day that the prisoners were released from Japan’s camps, and to say one last “goodbye” to his Canadian comrades who lost their lives during the Battle of Hong Kong and are buried in Sai Wan Military Cemetery on the island.
On June 18, the Chinese embassy in Canada hosted a ceremony in Ottawa marking the 70th anniversary