Tuesday, July 28, 2015

RIP Stéphane

In Memoriam
Stéphane Donaldson
Mr. International Rubber 2009

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the passing of MIR2009 Stéphane Donaldson. In addition to being MIR2009, he held the titles of Mr. Rubber Montreal 2008, and Mr. American Rubber 2008.

Stéphane's career was in the fetish world having worked for many years at Priape in Montreal, and recently having moved to Los Angeles to join the team at Oxballs.  During his title year and beyond, Stéphane worked behind the scenes to increase the visibility and acceptance of rubber gear in gay culture, hosting rubber contests and events across Canada as well as using both his personal and professional contacts to encourage studios like Titan to increase the visibility of rubber in adult films.

Stéphane was a private man who kept his professional life in the fetish world separate from aspects of his private life but speaking in general terms, we feel he would want it mentioned that he was an avid horseman and the father of three.

Although his photos and demeanor often appeared serious, once he let his guard down his glowing smile and fun loving personality radiated through everything he did.

As is our tradition, we ask that you raise a glass to celebrate his life, but as he did not care for the taste of alcohol, perhaps you will try one of his favorite drinks, a Cranberry and Coke.

We will be replacing our website for the time being with a memorial page with pictures of Stéphane proudly representing the International Rubber community and  being himself.

We extend our condolences to his family and children, his colleagues and friends around the world, his classmates from MIR2009 and to everyone whose life he touched and impacted.

Rest In Peace Brother.
You will be missed, but not forgotten

This was shocking news from friends in Los Angeles this morning. Stéphane was one of a kind; my condolences go out to his family and friends. He was instrumental in incubating the rubbermen movement in Canada through his incessant personal and professional support. He lived with passion and a sense of humour; he will be sorely missed.

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