Jesse Redmond MacDonald
June 9 1990 – February 27 2022
Artist, musician, long boarder, skater, lover of nature and animals, trend setter, music influencer, promoter, executive producer, innovator and philanthropist. “My Soul remains free, With the Eagle it flies”
Predeceased by his father John, uncle Michael John MacDonald, grandmother Grace Seaman and grandparents Cleo and Elaine Lalonde. After a short illness, Jesse peacefully began his rise to our Creator on Sunday, February 27, 2022 with his mother at his side.
Beloved son of Debra, sister Andrea Lalonde-MacDonald, brother Richard Wilks, nephews Shawndre and Reign, niece Sabellah, grandparents Jack and Marg MacDonald who share Jesse’s loss with Clan Donald, the Lalonde, Carr, Seaman, Cote, Chaplinsky, Boivin, and Minialoff families and the robust brotherhood and sisterhood Jesse kept with so many who were truly dear to him. Jesse will be sorely missed by his family, countless friends, classmates, campmates and colleagues throughout North America.
Jesse continues to spread hope and change lives with his generous donation of leaving his body to Tissue Recovery, Science and Research.
The family extend sincere gratitude to the EHS attending responders, Dr. Blackadar, Dr. Fraser, the ICU team at South Shore Regional Hospital, Tissue Recovery Services and Chandlers’ Funeral Home. Your compassion and care during Jesse’s illness is deeply appreciated.
Jesse’s passions and causes were truly endless; hence in lieu of flowers please donate in MEMORY OF JESSE REDMOND MACDONALD to any one of :
Salvation Army Maritimes Division / Ontario Division www.salvationarmy.ca
Nova Scotia SPCA www.novascotiaspca.ca
Ontario SPCA www.ontariospca.ca
SHAID Tree Animal Shelter Whynott Settlement, Nova Scotia www.shaidanimalshelter.com
Astor Theatre, Liverpool NS www.astortheatre.ca
Queen’s County Food Bank Liverpool, NS (902)354-4894
Nature Conservancy of Canada www.natureconservancy.ca
Random Acts of Kindness Alliston, New Tecumseh ON (via Facebook)
A Celebration honoring Jesse’s life will be held on June 4, 2022 in Alliston, Ontario. Please contact email@example.com after March 27, 2022 for details .
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James & Tanya Grant
Debbie…we were so very saddened to hear of your sons passing. Our sincere condolances.
Words cannot express how I feel the loss of a son is devastating to deal with my prayers are with you and your family your background friend
Jason Bernard (J Bean)
Deb you became a mother figure for so many of us. My brother will be truly missed. May his memories bring us joy for a lifetime. My condolences to the family and sincerely to you. Sending my love.
My deepest condolences Deb, your son was like no other, He truly was an incredible human being I’m truly proud to call him one of my closest friends. He will be missed by hundreds. Rest in Paradise Jesse Redmond MacDonald. Love you bud
Jesse you were so loved. Forever remembered by me and my boys. I will get them skateboarding in your honor. We will miss you so much.
Corina & Willis Huphman
Debbie & Family…so sorry for your loss…hopefully you can get some comfort in knowing he is not in pain anymore….cherish his memories and they will bring you comfort in the days ahead…GOD BLESS
Such beautiful words that capture him so well. All the love in the world to you Deb, his sister and her children. He cared deeply for all of you and talked highly of his sister’s children often when we spoke. He was a true artist who loved his dog with his whole being and was never shy to tell anyone how he felt; good or bad. May his spirit thrive in all of our memories and all of the lives he touched. Until we meet again my friend. All my love, Jaime. Xo
Paula & Larry Côté & Family
Thinking of all who share in this tremendous loss… may his beautiful soul rest in peace and joy. xo
Jesse was certainly one of a kind. An amazing spirit who could always brighten the room with his energy! He will be so missed among any person that was ever lucky enough to know Jesse!
Sending my condolences to his family, friends and all those who knew and loved him!
May you be at Peace Jesse. I will always love you.
God Bless You.
Love Andrea & Family.
Jesse, admired from afar, it’s been a pleasure to watch you grow, pursue your interests and live life on your own terms. Since the news of your sudden and unexpected physical departure, I certainly for one have been in deep contemplation about how I want to live my life moving forward. Am I being true to myself? Am I creating an environment I can be proud of? How do I want to be remembered? With sadness and regret I will never again have the opportunity to “see” you again, but know, all my future inspirations and aspirations at the core will hold a little bit of your fearless spirit in them. And I wish to thank you for that gift. Rest easy cousin.
To the entire family I send my deepest condolences you are all in my thoughts and in my heart through this difficult time.
It was a privilege to care for him. I only wish we could have done more for you both. Sincerest condolences and with love.
Debra, We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Jesse. My heart is aching for you and your family, you are an amazing mom, hope you find comfort in cherishing his fond memories and know that he is in a better place with no pain, spread your wings and fly high Jesse.
Shawn and Jackie
Trend setter! Musician and musical influencer. Innovative, loving, spontaneous, adventurous and inspiring to say the least. I guess you could say Jesse rubed off on you. I’d end up talking like him for days.. high spirits around Jesse, we always had fun. Was a brother to me. Livin on the boyne with him for abit. Trecking around kelowna. I will have so many memories from this wonderfully soul you created Deb! And I’m so sorry for your loss.
We shall cherish all the times spent here together.
Take care Deb , family and Chloe
Jesse, where do I begin? You have been a presence in my life for almost half of it now. How the time flies… You were my first love, my best friend and one of my greatest teachers. So many of the things you taught me are at my core even to this day. What life am I creating for myself? Am I taking time to really sit back and take it all in? Am I taking the time to appreciate the beauty? Am I taking time to create love, peace, health and happiness for myself and those I care about? You always taught me life is for living, not just for working 24/7 – that a persons value isn’t based on how much they work. Thank you for always keeping me grounded. Thank you for being you and bringing your energy to the world. Energy never dies, it only transforms. Until our energies meet again. Rest in paradise. P.S. Give Buddy a scratch for me and don’t forget to get him riled up with the kitchen tongs – that always gave him the zoomies and us a good laugh! Love always, Vayy.
Debra, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your son Jesse. it was always a pleasure and alot of fun having Jesse coming around my home. we will all miss him and certainly remember all the great times all the kids shared. thoughts and prayers are with you Debra.
Khrissy (Wright) Ryan
To Deb and family, there are no words to describe the pain you must be feeling, you are in my thoughts and I wish you peace and love at this sad time.
Rest easy jesse you were one of a kind will miss you brother .. Debra my deepest condolences to you an the family ..one love ❤️
RIP Jesse,the ⚓, love Auntie
My heartfelt condolences go out to you Deb, Andrea and family. As a long-time friend I know how special of a son and brother Jesse was. And while the loss of a loved one is never easy, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken from us too soon. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers that knew and loved him the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many. I pray it helps you through this difficult time.
I wish you peace and love.
Take care love Gwen & Carl ♥️xo
Deb & Family, Our condolences to you all on your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Shari Wright, Churchill Wild
I did not know this young man but just by reading the condolences tells me he touched a lot lives. May his spirit live on in the people that knew him. My deepest condolences.
Rest in peace brother u will be truly missed by many I’ve had many fun times with you from staying at ur place on the boyne or when u stayed at my place on park crescent in dodge and u got me a job at the happy hog road house and thank you very much deb I send my condolences to you and the family deb …
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. As Shari said, we have walked this road and will be thinking of you in your tune if sorrow.
Our deepest condolences to you and yours Debra.
Margo and Jerry Minialoff
Debbie and Andrea We cant imagine the sorrow and pain as a mother and sister your both feeling . Jesse was like a grandchild of our own , when ever he seen us he referred to us as momma and paps and always with a big smile , we know he loved the country side and nature . Over the past year he was in constant touch by messenger . Not once did he complain or discuss his illness but shared his paintings and childhood memories of times together . He loved momma meat pies . It saddens us both deeply. That he’s gone .He will be missed love to you Deb and Andrea
Sending my heartfelt sympathy Debbie. Thinking of you at this time
I hope that drawing from precious memories, give you the strength needed to continue putting one foot forward. So sorry you’re having to go through such sorrow. Big hugs Deb!
Aunt Lorraine Uncle Marcel and Laurie
So sorry to hear about your son. Our sincere condolences.
Jesse was the first person I ever looked up to. I remember as a kid thinking he was just the coolest guy ever. Growing up he showed me a lot of music and would selflessly leave some of his band merch at our house from time to time as well. I always felt cool wearing those obscure band tees to school. I often think his uploads onto our family computers itunes is kind of the core reason my brother and I got so into music in our lives, he was the first guy to show us music other than what our parents listened to! He had a very adventurous attitude about him that inspired me to just go for it when doing things like rope swings, or cliff climbing. I’ll miss Jesse forever, and I will always think of him when remembering those early formative years. I’ll never forget the support he always showed for my family, no matter how far, and long from when we had last seen each other. Rest in peace Jess. Thanks for everything. You are still the coolest. Love you