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Brankley, Donald

“BRANKS” passed away peacefully at the age of 69 at Health Sciences North on June 16th, 2017. Son of Nan and Alan Brankley, brother to Rodney, Clarke, and Brian (all predeceased). Survived by sister Sharon Brazeau, daughter Kelly Tyler (Sam), and granddaughters Keira and Avery. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Don so loved his London Knights family and his long-time hockey career in the OHL. Don also volunteered with the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum, the Capreol Action Network, and the Capreol 100 groups. He was very proud of his home town of Capreol. A Grave Side Service will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Capreol Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the Trinity United Church were all are welcome to join the family. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Trinity United Church or any of the previously mentioned groups would be appreciated. Many thanks to all the doctors, nurses, PSW’s and the Nurse Practitioner for your wonderful care.

5 Condolences

  1. So sorry Sharon to hear of Don’s passing. David knew and admired him very much.
    We are thinking of you and sending hugs your way.

    Posted by:Diane Turner and David Bateman
    July 23, 2017
  2. Dear Sharon & Family

    We are so sorry to hear about Don.
    Don was a great guy with the best smile. He will be missed.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Eddie & Paula Serran

    Posted by:Eddie & Paula Serran
    June 21, 2017
  3. Dear Kelly and family. Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Thinking of you and your Mom and family at this difficult time. Wendy, Andy and Rob

    Posted by:Wendy Moyer
    June 20, 2017
  4. Rest in peace, Branks.
    And thank you for always looking out for us young Knights, no matter what.

    Love always

    Posted by:Gordon Ross
    June 20, 2017
  5. I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. What a Great man! Not only a scholar of the intricacies of junior hockey, but even more, he was well schooled in human relationships. I know he taught so many of the London Knights how to be like Don Brankley . . . Proud. A gifted trainer, a “waterboy” the Windsor Spitfires would dearly loved to have had on their side. That rivalry fueled Branks into a towering inferno and he loved every second of it! Don was loved and respected by so many people and justifiably so, he earned it. Don will be remembered for generations. I am so pleased to have known Don!!

    Michael J. Stevenson
    Owner of McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home, Lambeth
    (Friend)

    Posted by:Mike Stevenson
    June 19, 2017

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