In memory of

Donald Ballentyne

March 30, 1930 -  May 14, 2017

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.


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The Staff of Stratford Central Secondary School (Colleagues of Patty Brine)

Entered May 16, 2017 from Stratford, Ontario

Patty, Mike and family,
Please accept our heart felt condolences. We are thinking of you.
A donation to the ALS Society of Canada has been made on your behalf Patty, in memory of your father.

Tracy Blagdon 

Entered May 20, 2017 from Mississauga

I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was my dad's roommate at Camilla Care and I was so sadden to learn of his passing when I went to visit yesterday. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

Tracy Blagdon

Cathy Patten (cottage neighbour)

Entered May 24, 2017 from Toronto

We were very sorry to hear about Don. A wonderful and caring neighbour. Our condolences to you and your family. Cathy Patten & family

Peter and Michelle Weissman (Friends)

Entered May 24, 2017 from Toronto

We are so sorry to hear of Donald's passing. As the people that bought the Ballentyne's cottage in 2003 we know the special place it had in the hearts of all the Ballentynes. We have maintained the cottage much like it was when the Ballentyne's owned it and think of them fondly when we are there. Our deepest condolences to family and friends.

Karen Leitch (Friend)

Entered May 25, 2017 from LONDON

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. We have made a donation to the ALS Society of Canada, in memory of your grandfather.
Loes, Lauren, Kristen and Karen