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Date of Passing: Oct 06, 2020

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1935 - 2020

On October 6, 2020, after a brief illness, Don passed away peacefully at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg.
Don was predeceased by his beloved wife Leona, his birth mother Lillian Mary Edwards and adoptive parents, Frank and Catherine Haddock. He is survived by his in-laws, Larry and Doreen Klassen; and nephews, Randy, Gord and Jim Klassen.
Don spent his life in Winnipeg and attended the Accountancy (CA) faculty at University of Manitoba. After completing the course in 1961 he spent time in the CA profession and in other financial positions with National Grain, John Deere and Mackenzie Seed. After retirement Don continued in financial management until his untimely death.
Don became a member of the Masonic Order in 1967 and received his 50th year recognition in 2019. He served as Master of his lodge and as District Deputy Grand Master. He joined Khartum Shriners in 1979 and was a member of the Fife and Drum band. He served on the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries since 1986.
Cremation has taken place and at his request there was no funeral service or celebration of his life. Don was surrounded by close friends as he was laid to rest at Thomson In The Park, on October 13, 2020.
No flowers please, but donations to CancerCare Manitoba would be appreciated.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 17, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I am sorry to hear of the passing of Don. He was an amazing man and offered constant support to Canadian Goodwill, he will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Charlotte McTavish (Friend ) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • We had the privilege of meeting Don when he and Leona got together after many years apart. He said Leona was the "love of his life" and he in turn was the "love of her life". While we did not see them as much as we would have liked, we spoke regularly on the phone and through emails. Each time they came to BC we got together and had a wonderful visit and with Leona's wicked sense of humour she had us all in stitches most of the time. The world will be a sadder place but we are happy they will be reunited once again. Good-bye dear friends - you will always be wish us in thought! Love you always... - Posted by: Betty and Barry Meakins (Friends in Vancouver, BC) on: Oct 17, 2020

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