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Michael (Mike) McDonald

January 4, 1966 - October 30, 2023


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michael “Mike” McDonald, who left us on October 30, 2023. Born on January 4, 1966, in Calgary, Alberta to parents Mary and Geordie McDonald. Mike’s vivacious personality and need for speed left a lasting impression on anyone who dared to take a ride with him. 

Strongly defined by his wit, animation, and volume, Mike was the most dedicated Son and  had a knack for filling his close family and friends with laughter and joy. His sentimental nature never failed to touch the hearts of those around him, and he often expressed this through his overly cheesy phrases and I love yous’, with eyes always full of tears. His lifelong lesson, was to find beauty and interest in the unusual, a sentiment that was reflected in his own personal oddities and treasures such as collector cars and fast toys.  

Mike’s proudest achievement, and the crown jewel of his life, was his beautiful daughter. His boundless love and dedication as a father remain an inspiring testament to those who knew him. As he often said, his daughter was his greatest accomplishment and a persistent source of his joy and pride. 

Part of his legacy will be the thrilling, fast-paced rides that he so loved, reflecting his vivacious spirit and love for the extraordinary. Mike had an incredible ability to find joy and excitement in the simple moments in life and his contagious laughter still echoes in the minds of his loved ones. 

Mike will be greatly missed by his daughter, siblings, those close to his heart and all those that affectionately knew him as “Uncle Mike.” His larger-than-life persona, Macgyver wisdom, and whimsical sense of humor have left an indelible mark on all who had the pleasure of sharing in his life. 

 We will celebrate Mike, his life, his love, and his unique spirit. In a celebration of his life held on Thursday November 9, 2023 at 2:00pm from the Kingdom City Christian Church (1604 Summerfield Blvd. SE, Airdire Alberta) Followed by a Farewell Bon Fire and Sunset at Mikes farm.  

All are welcome to one or both of the ceremonies held in his honor, those attending the bonfire should bring a chair, a story/memory and a beverage of your choice. 


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

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From: Scott Sanders
Relation: 40 yrs of friendship

Uncle Mike, I still can’t believe you’re gone I am in total shock. I knew the day was coming. I just didn’t think it was coming this fast. I will forever hold a piece of you in my heart. You are one of a kind and will be truly missed by all of us I’m so glad I got to see you last week. Fly high Uncle mike Lots of love always You’re nephew scotty❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😥 till we meet again

From: Amanda Dix

Uncle Mikey, you will also be a part of my childhood, you were the first one to give a fast ride in your fancy cars. The terrifying boat rides in your high horse power boat. I will always remember your laugh and your kind heart. Rest easy uncle Mike.

From: Lexia Kennedy
Relation: Uncle

Uncle Mike… you will be missed forevermore I will never forget the memories that we’ve made and the funny things you’ve done, I can’t believe your gone nothing will ever be the same without you… the farm is to quiet we miss you so very much and it’s sad to see you go. Hope your driving fast up there😭♥️

From: jayden
Relation: uncle

oh uncle mike. where do i start? you were the best to grow up with, always put a smile on my face when no one could. the world feels so quiet without you, the memories we have made, the laughs we have shared, and the nights we have spent sitting by the fire talking. I think i will always be in denial, but i’m so happy your in peace and until we meet again, i know your speeding up there❤️‍🩹

From: Tony Montefresco
Relation: Brothers

It was truly an honour to have shared these years with you. Rest easy my Pisano!!!

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 9, 2023
Beginning at 2:00pm

Kingdom City Christian Church

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