We Remember

MACDONALD, Edward Lucien “Fast Eddy”

October 13, 1942 — May 22, 2022

Lewis and Clark, Evel Knievel, explorers, visionaries, risk-takers… these were Fast Eddy’s peers! On May 22, 2022, Ed drew his last breath in the arms of his loving wife Joanne of 40 years.

Ed was a role model, mentor, and hero to many, and a complete “man’s man”. Ed often bragged that “he never worked a day in his life”, Ed lived a very exciting life and was committed to following his passions and dreams. He expressed that he had no regrets. Whether he was in charge of creating the Co-op banana display as a youth or becoming the youngest Toolpusher on a rig in Fort-St John, or creating the most elaborate neighbourhood Christmas light display, Ed was always the best at what he did. He thrived on competition. His passion for speed and racing led him to all things motorized. Ever a trailblazer, Ed was a founder of Cycle Works, Rocky Mountain Tours, and Rocky Mountain SnowCats. He was a decorated racer, adventurer, and traveller.

Ed was predeceased by both his parents Marie and Arthur MacDonald; his three brothers, Ray (Sandra), Bud (Claudia), and Dennis (Penny). He leaves behind his wife Joanne; his daughter Amber (Rob), sons Kurtis (Nancy) and Kyle; and his sister Barb (Bob). He is also the proud grandfather of Elijah, Micah, Adrienne, and Avery.

Fast Eddy can finally free himself from the restraints of his final years… and the Theberge family that followed him for much of his adult life. Ed the man, the myth, the legend, will be sorely missed and always remembered. WFO!

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A Celebration of Life will be held at Cycle Works, in Edmonton, when Ed would have turned 80 in mid-October. Details to follow at a later date.

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  • Carol Hanna-Ackerman says:

    Dear Amber, Rob and boys: So sorry to read about your dad’s passing. I know we haven’t seen each other in years but know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and hugs,
    Carol and Fred

  • Gordon & Evelyn Satermo says:

    Such Sad News hearing about Ed! Our thoughts are with you Joanne, Amber, Curtis, Kyle, and families! “Yea I walk through the Valley of Death, I shall fear no evil, because: “I AM THE FIERCEST COMPETITOR IN THE VALLEY”! Pretty well sums up Ed MacDonald! From piercing your lung with a snowmobile handlebar, to a head on collision with another Semi, Riding a PWC from Rocky Mountain House AB to Roseau Minnesota, Riding a snowmobile in the middle of the summer down major highways from Edmonton Alberta to Thief River Falls Minnesota, or how ’bout riding a PWC from Vancouver to Prince Rupert? This was all in a days work for Ed MacDonald! I miss Ed wanting to race me on the Whitemud Freeway on my way to work every morning….and of course as he’d race away…WFO Vanity Plate on his truck. The Sport of Snowmobiling would be a thing of the past if it wasn’t for Ed MacDonald. Mountain Handles/Paddle Tracks? ED MACDONALD…always remembered, never forgotten.

  • Dan Mclaughlin says:

    worked for ED @ CW from 96 till he retired and ha was one of the better people you would ever meet. They don’t make em like him anymore

  • Tony Shanks says:

    Ed was always one of my favourites in memories of motocross in the seventies. Such a free spirit and fierce competitor. Ed’s involvement In that great era helped to shape the sport in Canada. RIP Fast Eddy

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