Passed away peacefully at Georgian Manor, Penetanguishene, on Monday, December 13, 2021 in his 96th year. Sadly missed, but with a proud heart, by his loving wife of 74 years, Grace (nee Strath), his daughter Beverley (late Gordon) Leonard, his son Ken and daughter-in-law Mae, his Grandchildren, Darrell (late Kim), Michelle and Mark, Karla and Joel, and Great Grandchildren, Justin and Tyler Leonard, Zoe and Maddox Pinch, Lucas, Nathan, Allie and Molly Wiens. Brother of Allister (late Vi), Earl and Lorraine, the late George and Irene, Dennis and Cathy, Percy and Florence, Allan and Mary and Bobby. Lovingly remembered by sister-in-law Wreatha (late Elgin) Speers and late brother-in-law Graham (Mary) Strath. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and friends in the community area.
After 95 accomplishing years Don’s life included being a dairy farmer, Deputy-Reeve, Flos Township Councillor, Simcoe County Council Rep, bus driver, bowler/card shark extraordinaire, Year 2000 Senior of the Year, a “Don” of all trades and most importantly be blessed with his last “See ya later alligator”.
The family would like to say a big Thank You to Dr. Woods, the nursing staff on Sumac Wing for the excellent and passionate care that they provided for Don.
The family will remember and thank Don, Dad, Gramps, Popa Don for his jokes, guidance and love. They will think of him often and he will remain forever in their hearts.
Due to Covid a private family service will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Spring interment will be at Elmvale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Georgian Manor Bus Campaign www.simcoe.ca/dpt/ltc/fundraising or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Please notify firstname.lastname@example.org so that the family can be notified.
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