Robbinston and Falmouth – John E. McDonald, 85, died Tuesday, November 28, 2017 after a long battle with diabetes, heart trouble and cancer. He was born in Calais on December 1, 1931, to Edmund H. McDonald and Bertha (Ash) McDonald. After his mother died when he was 7 years old, John moved to Eastport where his aunt Dorothy (Ash) Ferris helped to raise him. She was like a mother to him. John went to schools in Eastport and graduated from Shead High School, Class of 1950.