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Born: Oct 14, 1922

Date of Passing: Jan 19, 2020

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Don Munro - aged 97 - died in Qualicum Beach, BC, January 19, 2020.
Don was born to David and Margaret Munro October 14, 1922, and grew up with brothers, Bill and Gordon in Saskatoon. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan as a mechanical engineer and served in the Second World War. He married his sweetheart Nora McEwen in 1946 and they headed for Pine Falls, MB. Don went on to manage Abitibi paper mills in Pine Falls, Iroquois Falls, ON, and Grand Falls, NL, while Nora put her home economics degree to work raising their eight children: Pat, David, Margaret, Audrey, Clark, Jean, Alex and Gail. He and Nora loved to take their clan, and the family dog, on skiing, sailing and camping expeditions. Don also served on the National Research Council of Canada and Manitoba health boards. In 1983, they retired to a hobby farm in Salmon Arm, BC, where Don kept bees, volunteered with community groups and raised money for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Don, predeceased by Nora in 2011, leaves his brother Bill of Palm Desert, CA, his children, their spouses and more than 20 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who have benefitted greatly from Don's kindness, wisdom and generosity.
Special thanks to the compassionate staff at Eagle Park Health Care Facility.
A family gathering is being planned.
In lieu of flowers, donations may made to the Englishman River Estuary restoration through The Nature Trust of BC:

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

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I only visited with Don a few times over the last many years when he and his wife Nora visited their daughter Maggie and her family in Vancouver. In my conversations with him I remember his gentle and so loving attention to his family. And I know that his children hand that tenderness to their children .. and so it goes .. His life, well lived is not just one life ...... - Posted by: Margaret Naylor (Family friend) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. I held the deepest respect for Don for one reason in particular. My Uncle Son had just had a serious heart attack. Usually Don was very businesslike when in the mill. Don approached me while I was working on the paper machine and sincerely inquired as to my Uncle’s status. That meant a lot to me. I understand Don had challenges during the last chapter of his life. I know exactly how that goes as my Dad faced the same. Don and my Father were workmates and friends for many years and I know my Dad had great respect for Don. God Bless and keep you Don. Kelly Sharpe - Posted by: Kelly Sharpe (Friend) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • Sorry to see this notice, all. I recall seeing Don and Nora at the Pine Falls reunion in 2003, and was ever so happy to say hello. Your family was significant to the Gold girls! I'll look for you, Pat, and another Highland Dance event. - Posted by: Iris Rountree (Friend) on: Jan 25, 2020

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