Don died peacefully at the Maxville Manor on Sunday evening March 18, 2018 with his loving wife of 54 years, Marjorie (née Mackinnon) by his side. Don farmed for several years at the family home at Fournier. In 1964 he and Marjorie married. He sold his cattle and machinery in 1969 and went to work in Ottawa at the RCMP Headquarters as part of the clerical staff. Don retired in 1987 and he and Marjorie lived at Fournier. Later they retired to Maxville. Don is predeceased by his parents George and Alice Kelly (née James), his siblings Dean, Ruth Harrigan and Gordon. He is survived by his wife Marjorie and his many nieces and nephews from both families.
Sincere thanks to Dr. Rossback, Christie Thompson NP and all of the staff at the Maxville Manor for their kind and compassionate care. Thanks also to Rev. Ferrier and Rev. Richards for their visits and words of comfort. Don enjoyed the many visits and phone calls from family and friends through the years. He was always interested in local events and the farming community.
As per Don’s wishes, there will be no visitation, a Private Family Burial will be held at a later date. For those who wish, a donation in Don’s memory to the Maxville Manor 80 Mechanic Street West, Maxville, Ontario, K0C 1T0 or Franklin Corner’s Cemetery 3036 Clemens Road, Fournier, Ontario, K0B 1G0 or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. To express your condolences, make a donation or plant a “Tree of Remembrance” for Don please visit www. Hillcrestfuneralhome.ca Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hillcrest Funeral Home 151 Bond Street, Vankleek Hill, Ontario K0B 1Ro (866) 678-2001.