McAULAY, John Robert - (October 9, 1949 - May 8, 2021)
Retired founder-CEO of The MPSL Group, musician, race car driver, friend.
Devoted son of the late Donald Graham McAulay and Mary Elizabeth McAulay (nee Donaldson).
After an extraordinary accomplished and happy life, John McAulay died in Oshawa after a short illness.
Despite his busy life, John made time to stay in touch with people to show he cared. Among his many accomplishments, John trained as a child for classical piano performance, earning his ARCT at 15.
In the 90s, racing Ferraris and Porsches under his own banner and others, John raced on tracks all over North America: Mosport, Daytona, Willow Springs, Sebring, and many more. He served as the President of the Ferrari Club. He owned a stable of high-performance cars. He taught race driving at Watkins Glen, Mosport, Shannonville, St-Jovite. Visiting tracks with his Jaguar F-type in recent years, he was instantly surrounded by friends and memories.
Even declining health could not dampen his characteristic joie de vivre, and after John purchased a place in Parry Sound, he commuted back and forth winter and summer, to band practices and friends’ gatherings.
John McAulay will be sadly missed by hundreds of friends from business, entertainment, racing, boating and music, neighbours and friends in both Scugog and Parry Sound, and his beloved feline companion, Molly.
A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at a later date.
If desired, memorial donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation.