Don MacAlpine

Obituary of Don MacAlpine

May 4, 1940 - Woodstock, Ontario

June 18, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


Chelsea Donald Robert Losee MacAlpine, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada passed away unexpectedly from a stroke on June 18, 2022 at 82 years old.


Donald, (Don) MacAlpine was born May 4, 1940 in Woodstock, Ontario.  He was a precocious child who was later a member of the Sea Cadets and served on a minesweeper in the 1950's.  He was a trained and talented Power Engineer who later studied psychology at McMaster University. He travelled West and settled in Calgary, Alberta.  In Calgary, Don was an accomplished Chief Engineer at the Four Seasons Hotel and convention center.  He rounded out his career working at the Foothills Hospital.


Don discovered a love of the outdoors that occupied much of his free time. He regularly hiked, cross-country skied, and climbed many a frozen waterfall.  His love of the outdoors was only eclipsed by his love of road biking and motorcycles.  Don completed both the Silver and Golden Triangles which were long-distance road bike races.  He also rode his motorcycle from Canada's West to East coast and had many adventures on his motorbike.


Don was a good-natured man who always knew how to fix everything and could crack dad-jokes on the fly. He will be truly missed by all those who loved him.


Don is survived by his children, Jared, Richard, Joseph, Joel, Joanne, Christopher, Michael, Tammy, and Annette; twenty grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


A private funeral services will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences, memories and photos can also be shared and viewed here. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, 2300 Yonge St Suite 1300, Toronto, ON M4P 1E4 Telephone: 1-888-473-4636,


In living memory of Donald MacApline, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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