Bill McDonald celebrating his birthday with clubmates at Musgrave Hills Bowls Club

Happy 97th birthday to Musgrave Hill’s Bill!

by bqmedia on March 8, 2022

By Ged Hall (On behalf of Gary Lynd)

Billy McDonald, much loved member of Musgrave Hill Bowls Club, recently celebrated his 97th birthday.

Bill was born in Brisbane in 1925 and worked as a coal miner in Ipswich. At one time, he drove the main ‘Dip’ under the Bremer River and was also a fitter and turner making mining equipment.

Joining Musgrave Hill around 2001, Bill won a flag for the club in 2005.

Betty, Bill’s 95-year-old sister, also bowls and meets up with her brother when she visits the club from Laidley.

Bill has been married to his wife Leila for 43 years and has lived on the Gold Coast for 45 years. Bill is such an important part of Thursday Afternoon Triples that recently, when the club’s courtesy bus became unavailable, our Secretary Manager, Brian Baldwin, jumped in his car to pick him up.

Happy Birthday, Billy!

Bill McDonald