Huntington, Donald Allan “Don”

Donald “Don” Allan Huntington of Garson passed away peacefully on December 12, 2020.  He was 84 years old.  Born in Sudbury May 12, 1936.  Beloved husband of Theresa “Terry” Huntington (Yaraskavitch) for over 31 years.  Predeceased by his parents Edgar and Edith (Strum) Huntington.  Loving brother of Linda Shildrick (Richard) of London.  Father to Scott Huntington and Donna (Huntington) Llewellyn (Paul).  Stepfather to Donna Boivin (Marc), Cathy Gelinas (Don), Thomas Cushing and Peter Cushing (predeceased).  Grandfather and great-grandfather to many children.  He will be sadly missed by his close family members, relatives and friends. Don lived a full life.  He worked for Bell Canada for two years and switched to Falconbridge Nickel Mines in 1956.  After 34 years (1990) working at Falconbridge, he retired from his lab technician position.  Through his life, Don enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, hobbies, reminiscing about the past, hanging out with close friends (Leona & Bud, Gladys & Reg) and spending time with his grandkids.  His biggest dream was to fly real airplanes.  Since he wasn’t able to do so, he resorted to building Remote Controlled Model airplanes and it was a great hobby that he thoroughly enjoyed.  He won 2 trophies for Northern Ontario best made planes.  He enjoyed going to the field, being a part of the flying club and spending time with his airplane friends.  Due to ill health, his hobby of building airplanes diminished.   Another hobby he enjoyed was making intricate wood carvings such as ships, bulldozers, payloaders, flatbed trucks, etc.  Although Don had hobbies, he always had time for watching and talking about basketball and cars with his grandkids.  He was a huge fan of the Toronto Raptors.  As a man of many talents, there wasn’t anything that he couldn’t figure out, build or repair. Don was very thankful that his wonderful wife, the love of his life, who with great dedication took care of him, especially during his lengthy illness.  He is also very thankful to Dr. Crichton, Dr. Pianezza, Dr. Bowen and many other doctors and nurses who gave him excellent care and compassion. We will all miss the time we’ve spent with Don and the great memories that have been created over the years.  Although his battle has ended, our memories of him will live on. Per Don’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service.  A private celebration of his life will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Toronto Sick Kid’s Hospital or Sudbury Cancer Centre would be appreciated.  


6 Condolences

  1. Going to miss My Brother-in-law Don, a great caring person with a gift of a Model remote controlled scale Airplane builder. A wonderful person I am so proud to have met. To Terry, Don’s wife a best cook my love goes out to you and your family. Love always Richard ♥♥♥

    By: Richard Shildrick
    December 15, 2020
  2. Terry and Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

    By: Andrew AND Chantal Hupalo
    December 15, 2020
  3. Terry. Very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Have many fond memories with Don both at the field and working on planes in the basement. He loved the hobby and was nothing short of a protectionist when it came to building. He also loved the camaraderie at the field. He will be missed.

    By: Brian Wright
    December 15, 2020
  4. Richard and I are deeply saddened by the passing of my brother but know he is in a better place free of any pain. I pray Mom was there to greet you with her loving arms open. I am truly thankful for the love and care given to you by your wife Terry. She is such a kind and wonderful human being. Rest in peace. Til we meet again. Forever in my heart. Love “Sis” Linda and Richard.

    By: Linda and Richard Shildrick
    December 14, 2020
  5. Terry and family , I’m sorry to hear about Don.s passing,
    He will be free of pain , and missed by manny.

    By: Bonnie Latendre
    December 14, 2020
  6. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow! Don will be greatly missed. Love you mom ❤❤❤❤

    By: Cathy & Donna
    December 14, 2020

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