Donaldson Family Ice Hockey Fund

The Ice Dogs hockey family is heartbroken to share the devastating news of the loss of one of our beloved hockey parents, Jason Donaldson. Jason unexpectedly passed away Friday, March 22nd, 2019. He was at the airport in Brazil ready to return home from a business trip, and suffered a “medical emergency” at the gate. Unfortunately, the family does not have any more details at this time. Jason’s son, Jake Donaldson, is a long time Bantam Ice Dogs hockey player. Jason is also dad to Hank (7), Jenna (11) and husband to Melinda. Jason and Melinda were high school sweethearts who started dating in 1988.

Jason Donaldson was the light in every room he entered. With a constant smile on his face and encouragement coming from his mouth, we are all better people just knowing him. He would do anything for you. Jason was also the proudest dad. As friends and family, we were lucky to spend time with the Donaldsons and witness the love that this family has for each other and the fun they have together.

We are setting up an ice hockey fund for Jake Donaldson in his dad’s memory. In lieu of flowers or other contributions, please donate to this hockey fund that will go to pay for ice time, clinics and Jake’s future hockey training. Hockey has always been the place that brings Jake joy. The Donaldson’s love and passion for hockey has played a big part throughout their lives. Jason was not only a huge support to Jake, but also to many of his teammates throughout the years. His presence at every practice, game and tournament will be so greatly missed.
Jason was proudly employed by Zespri Group Limited. Melinda and the kids would like to thank Zespri the entire Zespri family for their overwhelming compassion and help navigating this difficult time. Kia Kaha.

It is in these times of loss and sadness when you see people coming together to help one another make it through, to support the people we care for. We are thankful for any support you may be able to provide.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sandee Jensen 
Huntington Beach, CA
Melinda Donaldson 
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