It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and dear friend. Don passed away on May 29, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta. Don was born in Burnaby, BC and grew up in Cranbrook, BC. Don is survived by his loving wife Julie, daughters Cara and Amy of Calgary, mother, Hazel Donaldson and brother Scott (Alison) Donaldson of Cranbrook, sisters, Janice (Reg) Sawatzky of Campbell River and Judy (Warren) King of Calgary and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by father-in-law and mother in-law, Jerry and Marlene Lamont, sister in-law Heidi Lamont of Langley and many extended family members and wonderful friends.
Don was predeceased by his father, Robert John (Jack) Donaldson in 2009, his nephew, Steven Reg Sawatzky
in 1984 and his Grandparents.
Don ended his courageous battle with brain tumours that he endured for over 17 years. His strength came from the love of his family and his many great friends that helped him fight hard to survive through his 11 operations. Don was a very thoughtful, caring person who would go out of his way to help others. He had a great love for his family and friends and an appreciation for all they did for him.
The family deeply appreciates his surgeon Dr. Garnette Sutherland and his team at the Foothills Hospital and
Tom Baker Staff for all their care and support over the years. The family also appreciates the care and attention that Don received from the staff at The Salvation Army Agape Hospice in Calgary.
A Celebration of Life for Don will be held at 24223 Township Road, 242 Eden Brook Memorial Gardens 2-4 pm, Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, June, 4, 2016, from 2-4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honour of Don can be made to The Salvation Army Agape Hospice in Calgary, 1302 8th Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1B8 or a charity of your choice.
Donald William (Don)
March 4, 1963 – May 29, 2016