It is with great sorrow the family of Donald Church announces his passing on November 19th, 2017 at his home in Englehart, surrounded by his family and caregiver Audrey Peddie.
Don was pre-deceased by his parents Florence and Wilfred, brother Renaldo (Nelly), sister Joan Price, wife Marjory and son Terry.
Don is survived by his sons Dean (Cindy), Lance, Perry (Patty), Dale (Deana) and Stephen.
He will be fondly missed by his grandchildren Lara (Shane Christie), Stephanie, Leesa (Daniel Weber), Joshua (Brittainy Hewitt), Zachary and Alexander.
He was a cherished brother of Arlie Smith and brother-in-law to Audrey Church and Robert Price. Mourning his loss as well is Wayne Mondville (brotherly cousin) and many nieces and nephews.
Don proudly served in the Royal Canadian navy as an able seaman gunner for D.E.M.S. “Defensively Equipped Merchant Seaman, and was employed by Ontario Northland Railway as a locomotive engineer for 43 years.
Don was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 104 and the Masonic Brotherhood.
Don was an avid fisherman who enjoyed yearly fly-in fishing trips with his family and friends. He enjoyed traveling, curling, dancing, and was a loyal supporter of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays.
The family wishes to thank Audrey Peddie, Mike Fawcett, Wayne Marshall & his staff, and Don’s nursing team and physicians.
A service will be held at the Englehart Arena Community Center on Friday, December 1st at 2:00 p.m.
In memory of Don, contributions can be made to the Englehart Curling Club. Condolences, contributions and memorial candles may be left at www.mcdonaldfuneralhome.ca.
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