Reverend Donald James Noble was born on October 26, 1954 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
He was a faithful and loving husband to his wife, Carol-Anne of 41 years, a devoted father of son, Steven (Lindsay); son, Daniel (Crystal); daughter, Barbara (Shawn), his grandchildren whom he dearly loved, Serenity, Yutah, Kayden and Isla.
Prior to entering the ministry, Don was a well known hockey player in his home City of Corner Brook, and across Newfoundland and Labrador. He was recruited by the Detroit Red Wings farm team in 1971 chasing his dream to be a professional hockey player. He later accepted the call of God on his life, and used his skills in coaching, training and working with youth in many of his pastorates. Don graduated from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in 1976.
Don is predeceased by his father Clayton Noble, his grandparents Ernest and Mary Wellman, Jonas and Ida Noble, his in laws, Robert and Gladys Stanton, his three uncles, Donald, Colin, and Graham Noble, Howard Cole, and uncle Jim and aunt Sophie Fudge and his cousin Lorraine Au.
Left to cherish his memories are his mother, Margaret Noble of Corner Brook, NL, his siblings; Gloria (Fred) Stacey, Dennis (Glenda), Eugene (Barbara) and Doreen (Roy) Dawe as well as is aunt Lily Cole, aunt Jean Noble and aunt Ruby (Noble) Burden; his nephews, nieces, cousins and sisters and brothers in law.
After graduating from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in 1976 he and Carol Anne pastored in the Newfoundland communities of Millertown and Cow Head and was assistant Pastor at his home church, Westside Tabernacle in Corner Brook. While in Corner Brook he attended Memorial University and continued his studies at Ontario Bible College in Toronto after relocating to Barrie, Ontario. He joined the pastoral staff at Byng Avenue Pentecostal Church in 1985 later relocated and renamed The Embassy in Oshawa. In 1991 he accepted the position of Lead pastor to Central Pentecostal Church (now Heartland) in Mississauga. He joined the staff at Stone Church in 1996 and remained there until 2015 when he reluctantly went on long term disability due to his illness.
The Noble family would like to extend the deepest appreciation to the countless people who gave generously of their time and support during Don’s illness. Special thanks to Sally White, RN and Dr. Jason Baily for their compassionate and nurturing care and expertise, as well as all of the members of the palliative care team who made it possible for Don to remain at home.
A service of celebration of Don's life and ministry will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 5 November at Stone Church, 45 Davenport Rd, Toronto.
Visitation will be on Friday, 4 November from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Stone Church. Refreshments to be served at the church following Saturday morning service.
A time for memorial tributes will be held at 2:30 p.m. for those who wish to attend at the Brazenhead Pub in Liberty Village, Toronto, 165 East Liberty St., Fourth Floor.