James “Jim” Douglas MacDonald

April 14, 1943 – November 17, 2018
Our hearts were breaking while we held Jim as he passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

In a Private Graveside Service, Jim was laid to rest surrounded by his beloved wife, Marilyn (of 46 years); children, Linette Miller and Aaron; grandsons, Matthew and Eric Miller; son-in-law, Cory; and several dear friends.

Also left to mourn are grandsons, Mason, Nixon and Ronan MacDonald (children of Aaron); and many other relatives and friends.

Jim was predeceased by his mom, Hazel Jean in 1961; dad, Angus James in 1986; and sister, Mary in 2009. Jim was born in Grande Prairie in 1943. He spent 10 years in the Lake Saskatoon district, was in Grande Prairie until graduation, then obtained his electrician’s ticket while at Canfor Plywood and Proctor & Gamble. In 1979, Jim was hired by Alberta Gas Ethylene and moved his family to Red Deer. He spent the last 5 years of his working life doing the job he loved the best, running his own company. Jim loved sports while he was in school but truly loved being involved with his children’s sports teams. He spent many years as manager of Aaron’s AAA hockey teams and several years organizing the Legion’s PeeWee tournaments, one of which involved 52 teams. After his children left home, Jim spent his time traveling around the world with Marilyn and their friends. When not traveling, Jim loved having coffee with his buddies and spending the summers at Moyie Lake, BC.

Jim survived his battle with cancer for 17 years. He will always be remembered as an honorable man whose greatest love was his family. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.

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