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Alasdair Macdonald

October 10, 1931 - September 21, 2020


Alasdair Macdonald


Oct 10, 1931 – Sept 21, 2020


Alasdair Macdonald, husband to Anne, father to Don (Allison), Duncan (Kimberley), and Rob (Kristen), grandfather to Gabriel and Dune, brother in-law to Margie Stephens, and great friend to Nan Bell and “the boys”, passed away peacefully on Monday Sept 21st at Mountain Lakes Senior’s Home in Nelson, BC.


Alasdair was born in Inverness, Scotland and spent much of his young life in Scourie, in the heart of the North Western Highlands. After compulsory army duty he travelled a great deal and eventually met Anne in Australia and the two travelled to Canada, finally settling down in Nelson in 1966. Soon after, he started his own travel agency, Kokanee Travel, a business he owned and managed for over 40 years. An avid hiker and skier, Alasdair had a close-knit collection of mountaineering friends from over 50 years of outdoor recreation in the Nelson area. When he wasn’t spending the day hiking any of his favorite Kootenay mountains, he still managed to hike Pulpit Rock daily and his ski season would extend long into the Spring months.


The family would like to thank all those that visited Alasdair and supported the family through his almost 4 year stay at Mountain Lakes. We would also like to thank the incredible staff at Mountain Lakes who cared for him with great kindness and compassion.


Due to COVID the family will not be having a reception but would ask those that knew and loved Alasdair to toast him (possibly with a wee dram of scotch) on the next walk into the beautiful outdoors.


In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Alasdair’s name to the Pulpit Rock Society.


A hiking trail above Nelson, BC




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From: Berdine Jonker
Relation: Family friend.

My condolences to you all. I have a lot of fond memories of Alasdair from going to Kokanee Travel with my parents as a kid, and of course from many times “hanging out” with Rob at the Macdonald home over the years. He was always such a kind person.

From: Jane Green (Mackay)
Relation: Mountain Lakes & music:)

I so enjoyed a lunch connection at Mountain Lakes with my parents, John and Nancy Mackay and Alasdair, such a gentleman with a keen wit. I loved seeing him in the hallway with the birds… A lovely man… he will be missed. Condolences to you all…

From: Jaclyn Dexter
Relation: friend

I enjoyed seeing Alasdair hiking Pulpit Rock or walking on Johnstone Road over the years. He was always such a gentleman and made a point of connecting with me and asking how I am doing or encouraging me in my running. He was such a legend and an inspiration. I missed seeing him over the past several years as I knew he had moved to Mountain Lakes, and I was sure he was dearly missing being active and out in nature. Fly free, Alasdair. Your inspiration lives on.

From: David Reith
Relation: Old friend

A wonderful friend over nearly 70 years – much of it in Scotland in Scourie in the north, and later in bachelor camping holidays in the mountains and the Lake District, as well as on an epic and uncomfortable camping trip for three all round France in a tiny car!
I shall miss my wonderful friend greatly…..

From: Jerry Sussenguth
Relation: friends

our deepest sympathy to Don, Allison and family may your dad rest in Peace

From: Bill Finley
Relation: friendship

I respect the man with his spirit of adventure and love of nature.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Alasdair’s name to the Pulpit Rock Society.


A hiking trail above Nelson, BC

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