With sadness we announce the passing of Donald at the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at the age of 87. Loving father of Patty and her husband Mike Brine of St. Marys. Dear grandfather of Matt and Kim. Predeceased by his wife Ellen (Smith of Creemore, Ontario) (2008) and his son John (2013) of Mississauga and his parents, Jack (1959) & Grace (Garrett) (1960) and brother John (1934). Former longtime Credit Manager of Wm. Neilson Ltd/Cadbury in Toronto (retired in 1995). Donald was born in Toronto and grew up on Grenadier Road in the High Park area and lived in several places including Duncairn Drive (Islington), Greenhurst Avenue, Applewood Landmark Condominium and lastly in the Camilla Care Centre all in Mississauga. Don especially enjoyed spending time at the cottage on Acton Island on Lake Muskoka (1972-2003) and before that at his parent’s cottage on the Trent Waterway near Campbellford.
The visitation will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1535 South Gateway Rd., Mississauga, L4W 5J1 (Dixie Rd/Eglington Rd area) on Friday, May 26th from 6-9pm. Funeral service at All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor Street West, Toronto (Bloor St/Royal York Rd) on Saturday, May 27th at 11:00 am with the Reverend Jennifer Cameron officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to the ALS Society of Canada would be appreciated. Thank you to the Peel Paramedics and to the ER staff at Trillium Health Care Centre for their care and compassion. Special thanks to the staff, especially on the 4th floor, of the Camilla Care Centre in Mississauga for their care of Donald and for the support shown to our family during the 9 years he lived there.
The Simple Alternative - Mississauga
1535 South Gateway Road, Mississauga, ON, CANADA, L4W 5J1
Friday, 26 May 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church
2850 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, CANADA, M8X 1B2
Saturday, 27 May 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1450 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON, CANADA, M6E 1C6