January 25, 1945 – June 12, 2021

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, Paul MacDonald-Smith passed away at the age of 76 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Adrienne, and son, Andrew.

Born in Welwyn Garden City, UK, to parents Alex & Joy, Paul had a wide variety of interests at which he excelled, including competitive swimming, fishing with his father, field archery, and racing motorcycles and sports cars.

Working as an Account Executive in Advertising, in the UK and in Canada, Paul and Adrienne moved to Calgary in 1970. He later owned his own printing business and managed several printing companies, until his retirement in 2005. Following his retirement, Paul delved into his love of golf by working as a Marshall at Kananaskis Country Golf Course for several seasons.

Paul was extremely proud of his son’s acting career, attending all his performances starting at Cochrane High School, then across Western Canada.

Many thanks are extended to Cochrane Home Care, Dr. McLaughlin, and Dulcina Hospice for their care, compassion, and support.

In honouring his wishes, no service and a private cremation will be held.

Those who so desire may make memorial donations to a charity of their choosing or to one that Paul held close to his heart: Teatro La Quindicina Theatre Society at 

Arrangements entrusted to Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – email: – Ph: 403-932-1039

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  1. On June 18, 2021 at 7:23 am Brock and Beatrice Snider Said:

    To Adrienne and Andrew,
    We are so very sorry to learn about Paul’s passing. He was such a supporter of all the young people in the theatre. We always enjoyed meeting him at the plays and appreciated his generosity.
    Our thoughts are with you.

    Beatrice and Brock Snider

  2. On June 18, 2021 at 9:50 pm Pat & Mel Korpi Said:

    Our Deepest Condolences Adrienne and Andrew in the passing of your Paul.
    May Peace in the heart be your everlasting love.
    Pat & Mel

  3. On June 19, 2021 at 10:43 pm Dave and Bev Foy Said:

    So sorry to have lost Paul, and regretting how long it has been since we were in touch. He was a wonderful colleague when we worked together, and a consistently enjoyable old friend on the few (too few!) occasions that business brought us together in subsequent years. We still recall our overnight visit with you both when you were new to Ghost Lake. You are in our thoughts, Adrienne and Andrew.

  4. On June 23, 2021 at 2:08 pm Marlene Coates Said:

    Adrienne, my condolences to you and Andrew on the passing of Paul.
    It was such fun to connect up with you and Paul in such a surprising way on my return to Calgary a few years ago.
    Take care.

  5. On June 27, 2021 at 7:40 pm Hilary Adams Said:

    Saddened to learn of Paul’s passing but glad to hear he had such good care Words are inadequate at a time like this but sending you both my deepest sympathy Be kind to yourself It does take time to adjust when such a gap in one’s life occurs Thinking of you and recalling fond memories of Welwyn Garden City
    Love Hil

  6. On June 28, 2021 at 3:10 am Bogi Glover Said:

    So so sorry to read of Paul’s death Ade and Andrew….no doubt he will leave a big space in your hearts….let the memories fill your hearts with joy..thinking of you both and sending big hugs and much love.Bogi

  7. On June 28, 2021 at 4:21 am Patricia Faiers Said:

    Dear Ade, we are so very sorry to hear your sad news but feel sure that it is a comfort to know that Paul was well cared for and that you and Andrew were able to be there for him.
    We well remember how welcome Paul made us feel on our visit to see you all those years ago.
    Our love and sympathy to you and Andrew

    Tricia and Martin

  8. On June 29, 2021 at 12:34 am Mary Earp Said:

    Dear Ade, I was so sorry to hear of Paul’s death. I’m so glad that you and Andrew could be with him during his last few days, which must be a great comfort to both you and Andrew. Having read his obituary, I’m just sad that I never met him. Please accept my condolences. Love Mary

  9. On June 29, 2021 at 12:53 pm Juliet and Nick King Said:

    Dear Ade, We are so very sorry to hear your very sad news. We will be thinking of you and Andrew as you walk this difficult path. What a blessing that you were both able to be with Paul in the hospice and that he had such good care. Our deepest sympathy and our love to you.
    Nick and Juliet

  10. On June 30, 2021 at 11:29 am John & Lynn Thomson Said:

    Adrienne and Andrew, so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. We have many fond memories of chatting with Paul at various musical/theatre events at the high school. He was always clearly supportive and interested in Andrew’s performances! Our sincerest condolences and our thoughts are with you both at this time. John & Lynn Thomson

  11. On August 25, 2021 at 8:44 am Tristan Ziegenhagel Said:

    Adrienne we are all very sorry here at the clinic to hear of Paul’s passing. We will greatly miss seeing him and of course his warmth and smile.
    Our thoughts are with you and your family.