Chester Donaldson, father of Terence Lyle Donaldson, was born in Swan River, Manitoba. He is the son of Francis Donaldson and Gudrun Danielson. He is married to the former Marion Perrott. They are 'Brethren' missionaries to the north, establishing a Christian Camp (Northlands Bible Camp) and helping to found and build up a Brethren Assembly in Timmins.
Children of Chester and Marion Donaldson are: Terence Lyle, Peter, Andrew, Janice, Stephen, David, Virginia (Ginny).