Michael John MacDonald

August 24, 1969 - October 08, 2021


Obituary For Michael John MacDonald

Michael John MacDonald, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, formerly of Merigomish, NS, passed away at Valleyview Hospital, on Friday, October 8, 2021, at the age of 52 years.

Michael was born on August 24, 1969, in York, ON. At the age of 2, he moved to Nova Scotia where he was raised. He graduated from East Pictou Rural High, and then he attended Nova Scotia Community College where he obtained his Welding Certificate.

For several years Michael was a Fisherman in Lismore, NS, he was also a welder working for Trenton Car Works for 19 years. In 2013 he moved to Grande Prairie for work, and since then he was employed with Wapiti Gravel Suppliers.

Michael was a husband, father, and grandfather. When he was not working, you could be sure to find him hanging out with his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed going to yard sales, taking a Sunday drive, or just spending time with his grandchildren. Anyone that knew Michael, knew he was a hard worker and had a heart of gold, no matter what you needed, all you had to do was phone and he was there, always willing to lend a helping hand.

Michael will be sadly missed by his parents Francis and Elizabeth MacDonald of Nova Scotia; wife of 15 years and the love of his life Joanne Crawford; daughter Stella (Shawn) of Grande Prairie; sons JD (Machela), and Joey (Ambyr) of Nova Scotia; step-daughters Ashley (Jason) of Nova Scotia, and Michelle (Jamie) of Grande Prairie; sister Debbie (Dave) Hogg of Nova Scotia; father in-law Cyril Vincent of Nova Scotia; twenty grandchildren; one great-grandchild; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Michael was predeceased by his grandparents, grandson Ethan, and mother in-law Brenda Vincent.

A Viewing will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 2:00–4:00pm, and 7:00-9:00pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie.

The family will be having refreshments from 4:30-6:30pm, for everyone who would like to join (11850 84 Ave, Unit 121).

Memorial Donations in memory of Michael may be made to Ronald McDonald House (1133 Tower Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 2Y7), or to STARS (10911 123 St., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 7Z3).




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  • Our deepest condolences to your families. We have so many happy memories of our families together in Bailey's Brook. Rest easy Mike.

  • May god hold each and every one of u in his loveing arms as u go through this rough time...deepest heart felt condolences wayne Lawrence and family

  • sorry to hear of Michaels passing. Condolences to all his family and friends ❤️

  • So sorry to hear of Mikes passing.My thoughts are with u Stella and the rest of the family.

  • Elizabeth, Frannie, Debbie, and all Michael's family, This is just heartbreaking My sincere condolences to you all. Dad always said the good die young, sure seems like he was again. Take care of kne another Much love Marg and family

  • Condolences to Mike's family, he was a great guy and a hard worker

  • I remember when I first came to Grande Prairie with Richard, Mike and Joanne were the ones to take us in till we got on our feet into our own place. And in the meantime I was blessed with a beautiful pregnancy. In which Mike and Joanne were there in the hospital the next day bearing gifts for their gorgeous God daughter. Mike and Joanne had taken us in and treated us like family, they did the most when it came down to unfortunate events. My daughter Chevelle loved her Grampy very much. We all did. And still do. We will never forget how far their family went for ours. Bless Michael MacDonald and may he find peace.

  • Mike. With broken hearts Larry and l say goodbye. Over the years we been there for each other out West , We were blessed to have a wonderful friend like you for the good and bad times . Condolences to Jo and the families out West and back here.

  • Rest easy Mike. So glad you and Joanne were happy. Many good memories when you stayed with me when you went to NSCC, and our Disney trip. A pretty easy going fella. 🙏💕 Aunt Lois

  • Our deepest sympathies are send to you all at this most difficult time.

  • Deepest condolences to the family/ families Hearts are broken and may God wrap his arms around each and everyone of you!! And may you keep all the happy memories of Michael close to your heart!! WARMLY Uncle Jerome & Frances

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