Shawn Christopher James McDonald

It is with deep sorrow that our family announces the sudden passing of our beloved Shawn. Left to cherish his memory are his mother Mary Ellen Berget-Davidson (Warren Berget), sister Kathryn McDonald (Dylan Davis), grandmother Sheila Davidson, great-grandmother Anne Morley, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Predeceased by his father Tom McDonald, grandparents Ross and Jean McDonald, Jim Davidson and Shirley Van Veen and uncle Dave McDonald.

Born in Edmonton, AB, May 20, 1987, Shawn passed away February 2, 2013 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, BC, at the age of 25 years. Shawn was a bright, lively, fun-loving individual gifted with athletic ability and a great sense of humour. He loved nature and mountains, music and movies and extreme sports. His gentle, kind-hearted and easy going side always showed in his love for animals and their love for him.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the VJH ICU, OR, and Psychiatric departments with particular thanks to Dr. Vas, Dr. Hodelet, Justin, Julie, Beth, Ruth, Sam, Darren, Bret and Erica.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, February 7th at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road in Vernon, BC. A second service will be held in Edmonton to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Shawn’s memory to the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta, 5215 – 87th Street, NW, Edmonton, AB, T6E 5L5.

Comfort comes to the family knowing that through organ donation he was able to give the gift of life to others.

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