Heart attack victim's poignant plaque

THE family of a man who grew up in Felixstowe have placed a plaque in his memory at the golf club where he learned to play one of his favourite sports.

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FELIXSTOWE: The family of a man who grew up in Felixstowe have placed a plaque in his memory at the golf club where he learned to play one of his favourite sports.

Investment banker Gavin MacDonald, 47, died following a heart attack at work.

To mark the first anniversary of his death last month, close relatives, along with 70 of his friends and work colleagues, gathered at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club for a small ceremony and to share their memories of him.

His parents Janette and Neil MacDonald, of Felixstowe, along with his brother Russell and sister Fiona, attended the ceremony at the club house in Ferry Road.

“We had been wanting to do something to mark Gavin's life here in Felixstowe and thought the golf club, where he learned to play with his father and had many happy times as a junior, was the appropriate place,” said Mrs MacDonald.

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“It was a simple ceremony but we were thrilled to have so many people there with us for the occasion. Gavin was a very caring husband, son, brother and uncle and is greatly missed by everyone who knew him.”

Mr MacDonald, who attended Woodbridge School, was a choirboy at St John's Church, Felixstowe.

After graduating from Cambridge University, he worked for Morgan Stanley, becoming global head of mergers and acquisitions.

Mrs MacDonald thanked everyone who had helped ease the family's pain at their loss over the past year.

Collections had been held for the East Anglian Air Ambulance in his memory.

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