Message from bonnie
November 21, 2017 1:31 PM
Phyllis, please know my thoughts are with you. This is a hard loss to loose a precious friend and husband. When I read the paper today was thinking of Don singing the song "PIKE BAY" Lovingly Bonnie
Message from Gary and Marg Tambling
November 21, 2017 6:05 PM
Phyllis and family. We are so sorry to hear about Don. He was the nicest person any one would want to meet. he did many repairs of jewellery for us over the years. He was a great singer and put his hand to a lot of things. Please accept our sympathy at this sad time. You will all be in our thoughts. Please call us if there is anything that we might do to make things easier for all of you.
Gary and Marg Tambling
Message from Terry Penkal
November 21, 2017 9:22 PM
Don was 20 years older than me, almost to the day, and was my favourite uncle. As my mom's younger brother he always showed a special interest in my siblings and I as we grew up. He led sing-alongs at all the family gatherings. That (he) is why I wanted to play guitar. I treasure all my memories of he and Aunt Phyllis. I loved every chance at spending time with them and my cousin's Sharon, Susan and Scott. Susan, Sharon and Uncle Don are all three gone now. I still have some time with Aunt Phyllis and Scott as well as their family extensions. My wife, Nancy (who loved him like he was her own uncle too), joins me in sharing our great grief and extending condolences in the wake of his passing.
Until we sing together again...Love you.
A candle was lit by Terry and Nancy Penkal
on November 21, 2017 9:26 PM
Message from Joel Landry
November 21, 2017 10:46 PM
A letter to Don,
We met in the summer of 2002 at the cottage. I was introduced to you by my girlfriend at the time Stephanie. Although still in a new relationship I had heard about the cottage community she had grown up with and how close they remained. But when I met you and Phyllis I was introduced to a kindness that made me feel I belonged at the cottage as well. I’ve since celebrated more Hollidays and potlucks with you and the gang at pike bay then I have with most of my own blood relatives. I have come to know the comfort of your hug upon each greeting and departure. With each visit I met more and more of your family and eventually had a family of my own.
Time went on, my girlfriend became my wife, who became the mother of my child. My son Wyatt has since felt your hug and I can sincerely say that my family is better for having met and spent time with you and your family. I will forever miss your smile and your song.
Rest In Peace my friend,
A candle was lit by Dolly Yerian
on November 21, 2017 10:48 PM
A candle was lit by Margaret Howes
on November 22, 2017 6:48 AM
Dear Phyllis, Don fought a good battle and you were his strength and reason for doing so. He will always be remembered for the joy, music and entertaining moments he gave to all of us. His love for you and your family was immense and showed through, the great grandsons with their parents making their special visits this past year were a special joy to him. My profound sympathy to you, Scott, your family and Don's sisters, may he rest in peace. Love Margaret
Message from Lorne and Cecile Lockrey
November 22, 2017 9:48 AM
Condolences to Phyllis and family on the loss of Don. It was a shock to us on receiving the news of his passing.
Message from Sam Caruso
November 22, 2017 12:10 PM
I first met Don at the wedding of our daughter Paula and his grandson Spencer’s wedding in April, 2005. Although I had many visits with Don at the wedding and subsequent family gatherings throughout the years, I felt I never really got to know him. That changed last summer when I was invited (along with a Spencer, Dom, Sam and Luca) to spend 10 days at Don and Phyllis’ beautiful home on Pike Bay in Ontario, Canada. Although Don was recovering from pneumonia, he sadly could not fish with us, I was able to spend considerable time visiting with Don during my stay. We talked about how the history of the small fishing cabin became a beautiful lake home and all of his previous family members that contributed to this legacy. We talked about his love of music and how they would spend many evenings singing and playing the guitar. Now, I see where Spencer gets his musical gift. Don lived a truly remarkable and fulfilling life. Rest In Peace, my friend.
Message from Janis turner
November 22, 2017 12:24 PM
So sorry to hear about Don. He was such a good family man and so much fun to spend time with. Many memories from family get together. Love to u all
A candle was lit by Janis Seibert Turner
on November 22, 2017 12:24 PM
Message from Patricia L Howes
November 22, 2017 10:56 PM
George and I were so sad to hear of Don's passing. We will miss his funny stories /jokes, his competitive gaming spirit and his singing. I am sure he is singing with his girls and making the Angels laugh. Our condolences to you Phyllis and to your Family. Hugs.
Message from Guy and Anne Aubin
November 23, 2017 7:53 AM
So sorry to hear of Dons passing.He well always be remembered for his many jokes and all the songs he sang . He well be missed by us all. Guy and Anne
A candle was lit by Keith and Laverne Moore
on November 23, 2017 8:28 PM
We treasure the fun times dancing, camping, sing songs and just knowing you and Don. You are in our thoughts and prayers Phyllis and Scott and families.
Keith and Laverne
Message from Bill & Carolyn Pearson
November 25, 2017 5:16 PM
We are so sorry to read of Don's passing. We extend our sympathy to you, Phyllis and your family. When I to,d Bill that Don had passed away, his comment was that " Don was such a nice man". You will miss him as will so many others. God bless.
Message from Carol and Jerry Maas
November 27, 2017 2:38 PM
We were shocked to hear about Don. He was such a special guy. We meet during a special time in our lives and his influence lives on with us. Many memories of Don, Phyllis, and the kids during our time in Omaha. Christmas just cannot pass without us talking about singing Puff the Magic Dragon. Our thoughts are with you!