Terence Ray McDonald, "Blue Thunderbird Man" of O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021 at the age of 37 years.
Terence was born on August 4, 1983 to Terry and Denise McDonald (nee Houle). He was raised in O-Chi-Chak-Ko-SIpi where he spent most of his life. Terence had 4 children whom he loved so dearly. One of the things Terence was good at was working with numbers. He loved to play Lottomax, Sports select and 649. He also played slot machines and had his notion machines knew who he was.
Terence also enjoyed playing pool which he was very good at and made many friends over the years as he travelled to different places. Terence worked for many years at the VLT's where he enjoyed his customers. But most of all, he loved his family and friends. He was a loving and caring man with a heart of gold and he will be forever missed but not forgotten.
Terence leaves to cherish many fond memories as we celebrate his life; his parents Terry and Denise McDonald, his children Dillian Houle, Hayden McDonald, Hailley McDonald and Haylex McDonald, his siblings Isaac Houle (Cindy Swan), Shannon Houle (Lawrence McKay), Tracy McDonald (Garry Bruyere), Tammy McDonald (Kyle Kylo), Laura Richard (Edward Desjarlais) Aurora Catagas and Mondetta McDonald (Bridgette Swampy), his special nieces and nephews Brett (Whisper), Shaylynn (Kendal), Chassidy, Bianca, Amy, Emily, Jadison, Denley and Daylena along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and many extended family members and friends.
Terence was predeceased by his sister Tania McDonald, his grandparents Walter and Alice McDonald, Raymond and Margaret Houle, his nephew Clayton Campbell Jr and numerous relatives who have gone on before him.
A wake for Terence began on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm from Terence's residence, House 4085, O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation
Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM from Terence's residence, House 4085, O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation
Interment in the Crane River Reserve Cemetery.
I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one....
I'd like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways
of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days
I'd like the tears of those who grieve
to dry before too long
and cherish those special memories
to which I belong.
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