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Born: Aug 18, 1944

Date of Passing: Jan 08, 2020

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Don passed away peacefully, on January 8, 2020, at Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. He was born on August 18, 1944, in Steinbach, Manitoba.
Predeceased by his brother Alan, and
parents, Wilfrid (Jiggs) and Jessie Blanchette.
Lovingly remembered by his daughter Laela (Matthew), sister Gail and brother Bill. He leaves behind two grandchildren, Jesse and Tyler Bowles. He will be greatly missed by many other relatives and friends.
His greatest pleasure was spending
summers with his family in Traverse Bay at the cottage and Victoria Beach.
He will be interred at Victoria Beach
cemetery, and a celebration of Don's life will be held in August, 2020 (exact date will be
announced closer to the time).

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 25, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • My sincere condolences. I lost touch with Don over the last number of years but have tried to track him down which led me to discover this. I'm very sorry to read this and even sorrier that I did not catch up with him sooner, much sooner. I will always remember Don for his excellent meals and the excellent host that he was. Backyard barbecues and relaxing soaks in the hot tub were always a lot of fun. Don was a good friend, always eager to offer advice, a shoulder to cry on, and never hesitated to help out. I know he will be greatly missed by Laela and her family, as well as friends. - Posted by: Tom Peart (Friend) on: Feb 05, 2020

  • Last time I spoke with Don was approximately 2 years ago Condolences to all his Family Rest in Peace and give my regards to Alan Your Cousin Leon Blanchette Grimsby ON - Posted by: Leon Blanchette (Cousin) on: Jan 28, 2020

  • Sadly missing my dear old friend, whom I knew longer than anyone in our family. We were at university together and were friends before he became part of our family. He will always be remembered for his kindness and generosity and devoted his life to helping others. - Posted by: garry david (family and friend) on: Jan 26, 2020

  • My condolences to your family Bill. - Posted by: Lucille Desorcy (friend) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • My condolences to Laela, and Bill, Gail and families. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Beverley Bettens and family. - Posted by: Beverley Bettens (Cousin) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • My condolences to the family. I always enjoyed having Don as a Traverse Bay neighbour. - Posted by: Larry Phillips (Traverse Bay neighbour) on: Jan 25, 2020

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