Condolence: Lanark Highland Public Library staff called Don "
Our Candy Man". He & Fran were great patrons & we always enjoyed their visits. Always had a good word for us & of course candy for all.
We miss seeing their smiling faces
Condolence: Dear Fran & Family: I remember Don with great affection. I believe I was his first student as he began his instructor duties on Harvards. I think we were about the same age and recall the competition of the smoothest landing, Don from the back seat and me up front. I was most pleased to met him and Fran at our many SPAADS gathering.
Once again, my deepest sympathies. Glenn
Condolence: Dear Fran & Family;
Our condolences to all - as a high school friend and my discussion with Don on the phone some time later regarding a possible joining the Air Force (which did not happen in my case), and after his retirement and return to the Perth area, I finally also retired and also returned to Perth; and finally re-established our friendship - He will be missed by all.
We are sorry to learn of Don's passing. We have very fond memories of your family, next door in Winnipeg, almost next door in Gimli. Our children played together when we were young, we saw each other at the Sabre reunions and kept in touch by other means, through cards and friends. Visiting your farm near Perth was very special to us. Don will be missed by all who knew him and especially all your family. Sending love and deep condolences, Myrna and Russ
Condolence: My condolences to you, Fran and family. Don's contributions to the nation, his community, his family, his colleagues, his many friends and admirers were great in many respects. May the memories of that stellar human being sustain you in the future. Don did indeed have 'a life well lived'.
Condolence: Lynn and I have come to know Don and Fran through the Perth PROBUS Club. They are a couple whose world view, life experience and combined character we greatly admire.
Don, through diligence, sustained effort and skill achieved a very significant rank in the RCAF. He no doubt applied life skills and a work ethic learned and gleaned from his roots in rural Lanark County.When his career with the RCAF was complete he returned to those roots, continuing to serve his community and his country while maintaining a wonderful dry humour, humility and gentlemanly/gracious ways. He pursued a satisfying lifestyle with his horses and his hunting. His is a model for a current crop of young officers to aspire to.
Fittingly, he will remain with the land and society which made him the fine man that he was.