MCDONALD, Shawn Christopher
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, aunts and uncles: Carol Martin, Janet Davidson, Carol McDonald (Ray Vallee), Rob McDonald, Adele McDonald (Doug Zurbrigg), Marlene McDonald, Jamie Martin, Frank Van Veen (Evelyn) and numerous cousins.
Predeceased by his father Tom McDonald, grandparents Ross and Jean McDonald, Jim Davidson, aunt 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.
A Celebration of his life will be held Thursday, February 7th, 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 N.W., 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.

Published in The Edmonton Journal on Feb. 6, 2013