Robert Osborne MacDonald
August 23, 1965- December 21, 2014
It is with deep sadness that the family of Robert Osborne MacDonald announce his passing at the Grey Nuns Hospital on December 21, 2014 surrounded by his family.
Robert was the second youngest of 15 children born to the late Daniel MacDonald and the late Pearl MacDonald (Bouchie) both of Mulgrave, Nova Scotia. Robert was a huge baseball fan being given the knickname "Heater" as he was well known for his fast pitching growing up. Robert became a Power Engineer and married his then wife Debra Cameron and moved to Alberta in 1994 where he later had two boys. Robert was a loving father to his two sons Cameron and Calder who were both his pride and joy. Over the years Robert was an employee of the Hotel MacDonald, Black & MacDonald and also worked for the City of Fort Saskatchewan. Since taking a stroke earlier this year Robert had spent the last several months in Ponoka at the Brain and Injury rehabilitation centre where he was quickly nicknamed "Hollywood" for the love of his shoes and skin care products.
Robert was a loving brother to Lloyd (Penney) Kingston, ON; Leonard (Anne) Antigonish, NS; Howard (Susan) Toronto, ON; Earle (Dora) Bathurst, NB; Ralph (Carolyn) Athabasca, AB; Elaine MacInnis (William) Richmond Hill, ON; Hilda Toronto, ON; Kenneth (Melanie) Dartmouth, NS; Patricia ( Lloyd) Guysborough, NS; Donna Davis (Dave) Toronto, ON and Daniel (Carol) Halifax, NS. Robert is also survived by brother-in-law Errol Young.
Robert was predeceased by his parents Daniel and Pearl MacDonald, brothers Lawrence and David, sister Lorna Young, nephew Claude and niece Marie. Robert will be sadly missed by his 18 nieces and nephews and his 13 great nieces and nephews. A special thank you goes out to the staff at Grey Nuns Hospital in both intensive care and stroke wards and Ponoka Rehabilitation Centre for helping care for him. May he rest in peace until we meet again.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Location and time to be announced at a later date
To all who played ball, had a good laugh or a drink with him over the years keep his smile in your heart. As tormenting as he could be with his comments and correcting any mistakes you made especially if he thought he was right, he will be sadly missed and never forgotten. XO
You will be forever remembered as a wonderful and loving brother. Love you. Rest in peace
Rob was my best telephone buddy over the last three years and my resident sport’s expert . iwill cherish his friendship and generosity for the rest of my life.My heart goes out to Cam and Calder for their loss.Rest in peace brother until we meet onthe rebound. Love you always
Our condolences to the family and our deepest sympathies to Cameron and Calder.
I am thinking of you all at this very difficult time. It is so hard to lose a loved one and the wonderful memories we have will keep them with us forever. Treasure these memories and love one another, this is what families do at difficult times. Prayers and love to you all.
Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. It is so hard to lose a loved one and the wonderful memories we have will keep them with us forever. Treasure these memories and love one another, this is what families do at difficult times. Prayers and love to you all.
R.I.P Rob you will be missed so very much.Try to remember….no every pitch is a strike & not all umpires are blind idiots….Love You
No distance of place. .or lapse of time. .can lessen the friendship’ of those. .who are thoroughly persuaded. .of each others worth.
A Great quote for my buddy the Heat..