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It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Donald, at the age of 76 years.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Claudia of 54 years; son Grant (Kerrie) and grandchildren, Trey and Jenna; daughter Jackie (Darren) and grandchildren, Brock and Connor and his sister Irene Sellen.
He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Ruth.
Donald was born on June 6, 1945 and was raised and lived his entire life in OakBank. He served with the Canadian Infantry in Germany from 1963 until 1966. Upon his return, he married Claudia in 1967 and started their family. He worked with Sellen Brothers and Silverbirch Construction. He loved carpentry and working with his hands. He was meticulous and precise with every project he took on, including his well known Adirondack chairs, footstools, tables and puzzle boards.
Donald was a huge supporter of his children and grandchildren and loved to watch them play hockey. There will be a huge void at the corner of the rink where he stood to watch and he will be missed by so many.
At Donald's request, cremation will take place and there will be no formal service. Donations may be made in his memory to CancerCare Manitoba or a charity of your choice.
Family and friends are invited to leave condolences, share memories and view his life in photos by visiting Donald's memorial page at

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 16, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Dear Claudia Sellen - extending our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Donald Sellen. Thinking of you and your family at this very sad & difficult time. So very sorry for your loss. Lynda Ruban staff & friends at the HSC Foundation - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (staff at Health Sciences Centre Foundation) on: Nov 01, 2021

  • Very sorry for your loss Claudia. Hope you are doing well. - Posted by: bernice lucko (friend) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • Claudia.. I’m so very sorry to hear of Don's passing. My deepest condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With love Patti - Posted by: Patti MCCormick (Friend) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • We were sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a wonderful man with a great smile. We send our sincere condolences to Claudia and family. - Posted by: Suzanne and Robert (Neighbour's at Beausejour Golf course) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • Sorry for your loss Claudia. Condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Lenora and Gilbert Boucher (Friends) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • So sad to here of Don's passing. Our deepest condolences Claudia, Grant, Jackie and family. Remembering Don as a fixture at the Arena. Think he spent more time there than at home watching Grant play. Rest peacefully Don. - Posted by: Ken & Lorraine Turchen (Friends ) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • Claudia, Grant, Jackie and families. Always great to run into Don when out and about in Oakbank. Always greeted with a wave and his great smile. So sorry to read of his passing. Stop by for a chat on my patio Claudia, and keep on walking love seeing you and Buddy. - Posted by: Lorraine Hughes (Don) (Friends) on: Oct 16, 2021

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