Stuart Douglas Macdonald passed away at the age of 58 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton on the 1st of December, 2015 due to complications from a spinal injury that had left him paralyzed and on life support.
Born March 24th 1957 in Red Deer. Son of Robert Macdonald (deceased 1992) and Jessie Macdonald (nee Mackay) he is survived by two children Tristina Branconnier of Blackfalds , and Dustin Macdonald of Red Deer. Two step sons: Jay Salive of Calgary and Shawn Blain of Sylvan Lake.
Known as Papa Wheelie, he leaves behind his BELOVED grandchildren Mason, Draeton, Kailey and Leia, as well as many step grandchildren. Sister Myrna Macdonald (Karl) and of Sylvan Lake. Sister Roberta Gullacher (Mitch) of Okotoks. Sister Joan Macdonald (Tyme) of Calgary, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Stuart spent most of his youth growing up in Wetaskiwin, where he played hockey and his summers in Ma-Me-O Beach and developed his love of motorcycles. Stu headed to the oil patch at the age 16 where he worked in nearly every facet of the oil field, including Tool Push.
When he wasn’t “givin ‘er” he could be seen wearing his trademark jean cut offs boating on Sylvan Lake or in his leathers enjoying his Harley.
A service will be held to honor Stuart at Eventide Funeral Home in Red Deer, 4820-45 Street on Friday January 8th at 1pm. Luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Stuart’s memory to the Potters Hands Ministries, Red Deer (Box 27093, Red Deer, AB, T4N 6X8).