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MacLennan, Donald James

Early on Friday, May 27th, Donald James MacLennan passed away at HSN. It seems that he left us way too early but we are so thankful that he had such a full and happy life and that he was able to share it with us for so long. Dad was loved by Doris (predeceased 2014), his wife of over 60 years and he was adored by his kids … Marg and John (predeceased 2008); Cam; Donna and Chris; and Jaimy. Kera (Dave) and Ryan (Carly) and Sam (predeceased 1997) were his beloved grandkids. Dad worked at INCO for more than 40 years but his true career was sharing his zest for life and his wit with his Maslack friends and grocery store clerks over almost 25 years of retirement. He loved his camp, curling, bagpipes and tinkering on his many toys. His kids are thankful for the exemplary care that his nurses Shannon and Cathy offered to him and are grateful for the expert team associated with the Chronic Heart Failure clinic led by Dr. Costa-Vitali. There will be a family service at a later date. Donations can be made directly to HSN Foundation - Heart Failure Clinic.

7 Condolences

  1. Donna & Marg: my deepest sympathy for your loss.

    Posted by:Connie Lepage
    June 2, 2016
  2. Marg and family. My sincerest condolences to all of you. May you cherish his memory forever.
    Marg…my thoughts are with you.

    Posted by:Grace Navarro
    June 1, 2016
  3. We are very sorry for your loss. Don was a man full of love for his whole extended family and many friends. His kindness to others and his zest for life sets an example for us all to follow. May your time of grief be short and your time of remembering the happiness you shared with him last forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sheila and Don

    Posted by:Sheila and Don Smith
    June 1, 2016
  4. I’m adding some personal remembrances about Don. My family moved to Sudbury in the early sixties and that is when Don came into my life. He was a great guy. He helped us after my dad died. He was like my uncle. Full of practical wisdom coupled with the skills to fix and build anything either we or he wanted to. He was totally generous and patient. He was like the Sergeant Majors I worked with in the Army.
    I joined the Army in 1967 and seldom made it back to Sudbury and Don. Like many of us, suddenly an email announces he is gone. That “not visiting” is my loss. I know he had a great life and a wonderful family. My condolences to all of you but especially to Marg.

    Posted by:Gordon & Diane McIlwain
    May 29, 2016
  5. To Marg and your whole family, we send our deepest condolences in the loss of your dear Dad. Don was an amazing man full of life and energy. His joy in family, friends and the outdoors are an inspiration to all. We hope that precious memories will sustain you in this very sad time. Our thoughts are also with you in the loss of your mother, who passed so recently. May your parents be reunited now in the hereafter. With love and sympathy,
    Linda and Art McIlwain

    Posted by:Linda and Art McIlwain
    May 28, 2016
  6. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time. We hope that your cherished memories will help to support you in the days ahead. Don leaves a legacy of loving, laughter and strength. Our deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences to all of the family.
    Gordon & Diane McIlwain

    Posted by:Gordon & Diane McIlwain
    May 28, 2016
  7. To all the family. Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of my cousin Donald. We were fortunate to have met with both Donald and Doris and also Cam. They made us very welcome in the short time we were in Canada
    George & Barbara

    Posted by:George & Barbara MacLennan
    May 27, 2016

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