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MacDONALD, Alasdair R. C.

December 29, 1965 – Ottawa, Ontario
March 21, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Alasdair R. C. MacDonald of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the age of 49 years.

Alasdair was born in Ottawa, ON on December 29, 1965 and he lived there for the first fifteen years of his life. He moved to Calgary in 1981 where he attended Lord Beaverbrook High School and graduated in 1984. He later attended the University of Calgary where he earned degrees in both Psychology and Education. He went on to a very meaningful career as a high school teacher at both Earnest Manning and Centennial High Schools. He also worked for many years as a counselor at Hull Home and Wood’s Home. He will be lovingly remembered as a passionate humanitarian and a champion of the underdog.

Alasdair is survived by his father Richard MacDonald; seven siblings, Roy MacDonald, Catherine Crothers, Fraser MacDonald, Glena Fedori, Shona Brodeur, Fran Del Castilho, and Donegan MacDonald; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Janet MacDonald.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region , Suite #400, 105 – 12th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A1 Telephone: (403) 297 – 1700, www.cmha.calgary.ab.ca.

In living memory of Alasdair MacDonald, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Jennifer and Richard Spence

    Our sympathies. We wish we could be with you. Please take comfort that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

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  2. Joanne and Allan MacDonald

    We are keeping all of you in our prayers and hearts. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Alasdair, fond memories of Highland Game weekends spent together in Maxville and Greenfield. All the high jinks that cousins could get into, running the rocks at Greenfield. Always a bundle of energy was Al.

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. MacDonald taught my son for 3 years and transformed his life. You hear stories about out standing teachers who a make difference. Mr. MacDonald was one of those teachers. Through his kindness, compassion, intelligence, and sense of humor, he reached many kids, who others had given up on. My prayers are with you

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Keep his memory and spirit alive in your hearts. I hope you can find comfort and peace knowing that he made a difference in many lives, he was loved and will be dearly missed. May God’s love and blessings grace you with strength and courage through these difficult times. LOVE & HUGS ALWAYS, Cousin Nancy

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  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I have been trying to track Al down for years and now I finally did. We were best friends in college and I missed him dearly. Now I miss him even more.

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