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Alex Donaldson, 43, died Friday around 11 a.m. while he swam with his two grandchildren at Cotton Tree Beach on the Sunshine Coast.
Mr. Donaldson was flown from the beach to Sunshine Coast University Hospital by rescue helicopter, but died en route.
Alex Donaldson, 43, died Friday around 11 a.m. after swimming with his two grandchildren.
Mr. Donaldson was self-employed as a solar and gas plumber and was on the Sunshine Coast to help his family.
He bought a house in Western Australia a few years ago, but returned to his hometown of the Sunshine Coast to care for his daughter’s grandchildren while she studied paramedicine.
Mr. Donaldson’s brother, Anthony, said the loss of his brother was so unexpected because he had led a “very, very active” lifestyle.
“It was very sudden, he was taking the grandchildren swimming,” he told the Courier Mail.
The whole coast knows him. There are some grown men who don’t cry who are crying.
Donaldson’s brother, Anthony, said his brother’s death from a suspected heart attack was so unexpected because he had led a “very, very active” lifestyle.
Donaldson left behind his two daughters Jazmyn and Jessie, his grandchildren Spencer and Chase, ages three and five, and his mother.
His death was another blow to his family who were already grieving and preparing to turn off life support for Mr. Donaldson’s father at the time of his death.
Donaldson’s father went into cardiac arrest last week while he was attending a concert in Yandina.
Several loved ones shared tributes to Mr. Donaldson on social media.
‘Bye my friend. 27 years of crazy fun times we had. I will forever remember you and your zest for life and love for your family and friends,” one wrote.
You lit up any room with your smile and heart and made life exciting. I miss you, brother.
Mr. Donaldson’s death was another blow to his already grieving family who were preparing to disconnect Mr. Donaldson’s father from life support at the time of his death.
‘RIP Alex. I will miss our talks. Your energy and humor always made me laugh,” said another.
“On a Thursday night 27 years ago you were there on my fringe, and have stayed there ever since, being obnoxious, loud, inappropriate, doing whatever you wanted,” wrote another.
“Which, above all else, was also being kind, gentle, an amazing listener, real, honest and very, very sweet.
For me, you have always lit up the room. A day is better after a conversation with Alex, every time.
‘I miss you mate. My heart aches and I feel a little sick. I loved our goodbye, although I wish I had known what that was. Fly high darling. xxx.’
Police confirmed that Donaldson’s death was not suspicious.
Funeral preparations are underway and a coroner’s report is being prepared.