Tributes have been pouring in on social media for a roofer who fell to his death at a construction site in southeast Calgary. Family and friends have identified the victim of Monday’s workplace accident as Tyler Wallace MacDonald, who fell three or four storeys from a condominium construction site in the 100 block of Mahogany Mews S.E. According to an online obituary, the 33-year-old was originally from Georgetown, PEI, and is survived by his parents and a brother and sister. In social media postings, MacDonald is being remembered as fun-loving, smart and blessed with “endless energy.” A Facebook post from girlfriend Cara Butler said MacDonald was compassionate and caring, calling him her “knight in shining armour. “You are the guy that never wanted to shine over others, but you brought comfort, and happiness to everyone,” she wrote. “We will honour your life and cherish all that you have brought to us and this world.” Calgary’s Chris Pine said the news of his friend’s death is devastating, and will serve as a reminder to remain vigilant while on a job site. “My heart is heavy today with news of a fallen friend,” he wrote on Facebook “Every time I’m on a roof of a house I will think of you and take extra special caution in dangerous situations on the job site. Rest in paradise brother.” Alberta Occupational Health and Safety continues to investigate. Memorial services will be held held in Montaque, PEI though a date hasn’t been determined.
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