Earle passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of over 62 years of Betty MacDonald. Much loved father of the late Rick MacDonald, Lynn (Gary) Kirbyson, Barb (Ric) O’Dell, James MacDonald (Susan), and Russ (Janet) MacDonald. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Tara (Jeremy), Andrew, Allison (Tyler), Shawn (Sandra), David (Val), Tayler, Morgan (Serena), Graeme (Olivia), Adrian (Cait), Hailey, Katie and great-grandchildren Daryn, and Skye. Fondly remembered by his daughter-in-law Linda (David) VanNorman. Also survived by his step-grandchildren Natalie and Christopher and their families. Predeceased by his parents James and Hazel MacDonald and his sister Jean Velcoff. Also missed by his nieces, extended family and many good friends. Earle enjoyed more than anything great family gatherings and a barbecue. To honour his life, family and friends are welcome to gather at Earle and Betty’s home at 760 Kitley Line 2, Jasper on Sunday, September 3rd, Labour Day weekend for a barbecue and sharing of memories after 3:00 p.m. For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Children’s Wish Foundation.