Draper, David (Mac) McPherson

Mac, 77 years, beloved husband of Betty Draper, father of Chris, Craig and Jon. Mac passed away in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, July 30, 2023. In keeping with Mac’s wishes there will be no funeral service. A private interment will be held at the Elgin Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Mac, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

36 thoughts on “Draper, David (Mac) McPherson”

  1. Mac was a classmate of mine in Elgin High School. His dad was a 4-H Beef calf club leader. I remember I envied Mac getting time off school to go to Winter Fair showing cattle. Later with my husband we visited the farm to see a bull Bill was interested in. Over the years I would take note of Mac’s various involvements in the cattle industry, especially purebred cattle. My sympathy to the family, to Betty, Chris, Craig and Jon.
    Bill and Isabel Acheson, Herbourne Shorthorns

  2. Betty and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Mac’s passing. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Helen and Merlin Mcmurray

  3. Betty and family
    Sorry to learn of Mac’s passing. He will be missed by many. Thinking of you all.

  4. Betty and Family-I’m so sorry to hear of Mac’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  5. So sorry to hear of Mac’s passing. We have so many fond memories of times spent at Sis and Bob’s farm when we were kids. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Betty and family,
    Sorry to hear of the passing of Mac. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time.
    Dean and Donna Couvier

  7. Dear Betty and Family:
    We have fond memories of school days at Elgin, and teenage adventures with Mac. With sincere
    condolences to all of you on your loss.
    Gary & Audrey Ewen

  8. Betty, Chris, Craig, Jon and families,
    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  9. Betty, Chris, Craig & Jon
    Our sincere Condolences for the Loss of Mac.
    Mac was a funny guy many memories of some good laughs had
    Mac will be rounding up the cattle and chatting it up with all the other cowboys gone before him.
    You will have many fond memories of the good times

  10. Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this time.
    We have many memories of time spent on the Draper farm and in Elgin as kids growing up.

  11. With my condolences in the loss of your Mac. May you feel the comfort of our Lord’s strenth at this time.May you each hold onto the good memories that you did have with him.He is at peace now.
    Betty Ann Hossack

  12. Betty Chris Harry Jon and families sorry to hear about mac had a lot of good laughs and good stories at the old stow elevator he will be missed thinking of you

  13. Betty, Chris, Craig and Jon…so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and
    prayers are with you. Judy and Peter Hiebert

  14. Betty, Chris, Craig, & Jon – Our Sympathy in your Loss of Mac. So many really good memories of Him over the years. Jim & Pat Halliday

  15. My deepest sympathy to Betty and the entire Draper family. I went to school with Mac and have lots of fond memories of growing up in Elgin.

  16. Betty, you are in our thoughts and prayers, your old neighbors,Darrell and Erica Hardy.

  17. Betty and family, we are so sorry to hear of Mac’s passing. Larry has lots of memories from the past. Our thoughts are with you.

  18. Betty and family, we are sorry to hear of Mac’s passing. No one knew or loved cattle as much as Mac! He made a name for himself at the fairs and farm shows!! Always had a smile and a story!! You will miss him so much, gone but not forgotten. Cyril and Kate Druwe

  19. Our condolences to Betty and family from Noreen and David Maguire. I can remember many times helping each other with the cattle and the shows we went to. Dad really enjoyed with Mac. Thinking of you always.

  20. My deepest sympathy to you, Betty and the family in the passing of your husband. Thinking of you in this sad time.

  21. Our sympathy to you all Betty, Harry, Chris, Jon and families! A great neighbor and story teller! He will be missed by many near and far! Hugs to you all at this sad time!

  22. To Mrs. Draper and family,
    I got to know Mac through his connection to Bar 5 and I am saddened to learn of his passing. Mac was an excellent showman, and certainly put his talents to work, showing more class winners and champions than most people could dream of. Back in the barn Mac was just one of the guys, and always willing to share show and sale tips so we all had a chance to learn and grow.
    My condolences to all the Draper family.
    Darcy Hickson, Brandon.

  23. Ruby (law) Hladun
    Betty and family
    So sorry to learn of Mac’s passing. When I think of school in Elgin he is one of the kids I often remember. Always lots of laughs. I know a cattle breader in Alberta who speaks highly of Mac as a cattleman.
    My thoughts and prayers

  24. Betty and families; We were sorry to hear of Mac’s passing. We will remember him as being friendly & ready for a visit any time we’d see him. Our sincere sympathy to you all.

  25. Betty and family,
    Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.
    Fred and Sharon Kelesnik

  26. Betty Chris Harry John and families,
    We were so sorry to hear of Mac’s passing. He was such a knowledgeable cattlemen and a great friend. He was always a deep thinker and willing to share advice, all you had to do was ask. He was well respected by cattlemen all across Canada and the US. He loved to reminisce about days gone by . He will be missed! Thinking of you all
    Neil and Joan Moffatt

  27. Sorry to hear the passing of your husband Betty,our prayers are with you in this sad time. hang on to your memories.

  28. Thinking of you, Betty and family in your loss of Mac. Keep precious memories close.

  29. Betty,
    We are so sorry to hear of Mac’s passing. It’s such a shock, My heart aches for you and your family. I was hoping to see him on his Birthday. Please accept our condolences from everyone in Table Games at Sky Dancer . I will miss my ole buddy Mac. Every time I see a red jacket I will forever think of Mac. Deanna, Mindy, Andrea, Kaylin, Terry, Daniel, Bruce, Jordan.

  30. Betty & family! Sorry to hear the passing of Mac! Thoughts & prayers are with you! Was so nice to catch up with you a few weeks ago in Boissevain!

  31. Betty & family, I’m very sorry to see Mac passed away. Hugs & prayers too you all.

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