SGT Charles E. 'Moose' MacDonald, CD

MACDONALD, CHARLES E. 'Moose' The death of Charlie MacDonald occurred quietly at home on Thursday, February 7th, 2008 . He was born in Windsor, NS on February 24th, 1935. Charlie was a third generation firefighter, with service in the R.C.A.F in Europe and several locations in Canada. After his service in the military he joined the New Brunswick Provincial Fire Marshal's office as the Supervisor of Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention Education. He later transferred to the Department of Advanced Education and Training in the Program Coordinator and Apprenticeship Training Section where he helped develop their Fire Fighting Training programs. During his career Charlie was an active lecturer on Fire Service and Fire Investigation Techniques across Canada. He was a lecturer at the Atlantic Police Academy on Fire Investigating techniques for Arson Level I, General Police Science and Advanced Police Science. He was author and lecturer for Module 5 of the Fire Service Administration program for Dalhousie University. After his retirement Charlie formed his own private company Firestar, where he continued to lecture on investigative techniques throughout eastern Canada and the Yukon. During his trips to the Yukon Charlie was able to pursue his love of fishing and hunting with his good friends. Charlie was a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators, Canadian Association of Fire Investigation, Canadian Fire Service Educators, Atlantic Fire Fighters Awards Committee, National Fire Protection Association and was a past member of the Legion. Charlie was pre-deceased by his parents, Arthur Charles and Myrtle Melissa. Charlie is survived by his common-law wife, Patricia Fradsham; his children, Rory MacDonald and Leslie (Bentley) Hicks; Patricia's children, Derek (Diana) Fradsham, Sean Fradsham, and Dana (Kelly) Fradsham as well as one granddaughter Kelsey Hicks and his two chosen grandchildren, Liam and Erin Fradsham. Charlie is also survived by two brothers, Graham (Jane) MacDonald and Clarence MacDonald; three sisters, Ruth Carlin, Theresa (Carman) Langille and Patricia Sparks. Charlie was well known for his unique methods of instruction and training and was wholly dedicated to the fire service. He will be remembered by many for his colorful personality, quick wit and the strength of his opinions. Visitation will be held at McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home on Sunday, February 10th, 2008 from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 pm. A funeral service will be held at St. Dunstan's Roman Catholic Church on Monday, February 11th, 2008 at 12:00 noon with Rev. Gerald White as celebrant. Interment will take place in the Hermitage Cemetery at a later date. Donations made to the Burn Unit (Chalmers Foundation) at the Doctor Everett Chalmers Hospital would be appreciated by the family. (458-9170)