(1934 – 2019)
Passed away surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in his 86th year. Beloved husband and soulmate for 50 years of the late Goldie McLaren (January 1, 2010) of Guelph. Loving father of Carey (Shari), Craig, Lisa (John) Brombal all of Guelph and Laura (Dan) McKenna of Richmond Hill. He was Papa to 11 grandchildren, Ryland, Chandler, Sierra (Oakley), Landon, Cole (Kayla), Autumn (Neal), Trent (Chloe), Tate, Owen, Eric and Claire who will miss him dearly. Don will also be missed by Anne and Bob Spencer and his adopted grandchildren Courtney (Phil and children Ava, Brayden and Hunter) and Kaileigh. Predeceased by his parents John McLaren and Rose and Jim Oakes. Survived by sister-in-law June McLaren (late Murray) and predeceased by sister Ruth Musselle (late George). Also missed by sisters-in-law Joan Bridgeman, Nancy (John) Aikens, Judy (Maurice) Deschamps, Debbie (Patrick) D'Arcy, brothers-in-law Conrad (Joan) George, Gary Martin (late Patricia). The family will host a celebration of Don’s life on Sunday, July 21st, 2019 at the Puslinch Community Centre, 23 Brock Rd. RR#3 Guelph, Ontario N1H 6H9 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. All are welcome to join the family in remembering our Dad. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph, (519-824-0031).