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Born: Feb 24, 1945

Date of Passing: Jan 06, 2022

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Donald George Swedish passed away suddenly in Edmonton, AB on January 6, 2022 at the age of 76. Born February 24, 1945 in Lethbridge, Alberta the only child of his now deceased parents, Steve and Bessie Swedish.
Don will be lovingly remembered by Margaret (nee Peddie) his wife of 54 years whom he married January 13, 1968, children: Jan (son-in-law Jay Rose), grandsons, Justin (Australia) and Jeremy Swedish; Meghan, (Cochrane); Stephen and granddaughter Ember Swedish, (San Francisco, California).
Also remembered by Margaret's siblings and families, Linda Scott (Jerry), (Cardston), Shelley MacDonald (Rick), Scott MacDonald (Kim), Paxton MacDonald (Tanya); Jean Doig (Allan), (Perth, Australia), Bryce Doig (Rebecca), Kendra Jones (Craig); Elaine Peddie Bolokoski (Lethbridge), Drew Bolokoski, Dee Bolokoski de Bruin (Ed); Diane Middleton (Cliff), (Lethbridge), Stacey Middleton, Clayton Middleton (Laura); Kathy Peddie Scavarda (John), (Victoria); David Peddie; Kenneth Peddie.
Also remembered by several cousins, great nieces/ nephews and other family members and friends. Don was predeceased by brothers-in-law, Allen MacDonald and Bryan Bolokoski and several relatives.
Don graduated St. Francis Boys High School in 1963. Here he was active on Student council, the football team which included position of captain; and was coordinator of the T.V. program "30 on Teens". He was well recognized as a good public speaker. He completed the Professional Data Processing program with highest honors at the Automation Institute of Seattle, Washington in 1965.
His computer/ data career began at Pan American Petroleum, Calgary, AB in 1965. In 1970, he joined Merchant's Consolidated, Winnipeg, MN. His work there included establishing the affiliate company, DaTech Ltd. In 1990 he moved to Edmonton, AB with Canada Post in Corporate Security as a Certified Fraud Examiner until his retirement in 2010.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on January 20, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., St. Thomas More Catholic Church at 210 Haddow Close NW, Edmonton, AB.
Due to Covid restrictions there is a maximum capacity of 50 people in the church. All who are attending must wear masks. Thank you for your understanding.
Memorial Donations, in Don's name, may be made to the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute care of The University of Alberta Foundation or to any charity of your choice.

Hainstock's Funeral Home & Crematorium
Edmonton, AB

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 15, 2022

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Joan and I offer our sincere condolences to Marg and family. Don was one of my first friends when I arrived in Calgary in 1966 to start work at Pan American Petroleum. He then followed me over to Data Ltd after that. We enjoyed many happy times together and shared a few pints from time to time. We visited Marg and him in Winnipeg and Edmonton after we had returned to eastern Canada. I've thought of Don many times over the years and every time it has brought some particular memory and a smile. - Posted by: John Philp (Old friend) on: Jan 22, 2022

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