WANNAMAKER, Donald Roy

Don passed away peacefully with family at his side at Lakeridge Health, in Oshawa, at the age of 90. Don was predeceased by his cherished first wife of 47 years, Eula Johnston. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 20 years, June Brough. Dear Brother to Earl Wannamaker of Belleville and Brother-in-law to Dawn Trotter of Peterborough.  Dear father of Elaine (Allan) Sutton of Seba Beach AB, Charles (MaryJo) of Madoc, Dave (Marilyn) of Calgary and Stepfather of Ted (Laurie) of Oshawa, Heather (Dan) Skelton of Cambridge, and Brian (Kelly) of Oshawa.  Don was predeceased by his special 4 legged friend "Mr. W".   Loving Grandfather of Shannon (Jeremy), Ryan, Andrew (Chynna), Sarah (John-Paul), Tricia (Ian), Micheal (Sahanna), Kendra, Erin and Step-Grandfather to Mark (Jena), Stacy (Steve), Sara, Nicole, Brianna, Ryan, and Kristen. Great-Grandfather to Carver, Jordan, Asher, Keegan, Holden, Ronan, Griffin, and Step Great-Grandfather to Amelia, Bennett, Emileah, Owen, Kyla, Kalib, Khloe, Blake, and honourary Great-Grandfather of Benjamin. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.Don was a longtime member of Trinity United Church, Madoc and Christ Memorial Anglican Church, Oshawa. He enjoyed his time volunteering with both churches and at Lakeridge Health Auxiliary. He was a lifelong farmer, learning from his father and raising his children and grandchildren to love Madoc Twp. He operated a dairy farm with his son Charles prior to retiring at the age of 70. Don became a mechanical millwright and worked at Bethlehem Steel in Marmara for over 25 years. He was also a Madoc Twp Councillor for almost 10 years.  For the last 20 years, he has enjoyed travelling the world with June and spending many summers at their places in Bobcaygeon and Wilberforce. He loved his swims at the YMCA and his skiing adventures with his dear friends.   A special thank you to Dr. Graham and the Lakeridge Community Health Care Team. A celebration of life takes place on Wednesday, September 18th at Christ Memorial Anglican Church, 81 Hillcroft Street, Oshawa, at 12 noon. Interment to take place at a later date. Donations in Don's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Christ Memorial Anglican Church through McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E. Oshawa (905-433-5558).

 

 

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  • Sep 12, 2019

    Brian and Mary Lailey
    Dear June and family, we are sorry to hear of Don's passing, he was truly a lovely man and will be missed around the Edgewater.  Hope to see you soon.  Sincerely Mary and Brian
  • Sep 12, 2019

    Greg Taylor & Dale Taylor
    Please accept our deepest condolences. Don was a positive outgoing personality who was always a pleasure to be around. We will miss Don's smiling face.  
  • Sep 12, 2019

    Lisa Hutton
    June, Laurie, Ted and families, we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you all at this time. Don was such a true gentleman, always fun to be around with a contagious smile. Everyone has such wonderful memories of a gracious man. 
    
    Lisa, Mark, Shirley and family 
  • Sep 15, 2019

    Eva Fried
    Dear June,
    
    I was saddened to hear of Don's passing. 
    I will miss seeing him with his walking sticks on the pathways and Rufus is going to miss coming over to the patio at mealtimes and getting a little rub dub from Don.
    
    Heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
    Hope we'll see you soon.
    Eva
    
     
  • Sep 17, 2019

    Gayle and Grant Ketcheson
    Our condolences to all of Don's family.  Don was a friend to all at Madoc Trinity Church.  Don was someone that everyone in our community looked up to as a good neighbour, a loving husband and father.  We celebrate his long and productive life.  Gayle and Grant are making a donation to Madoc's Heart of Hastings Hospice in Don's memory. 
  • Sep 17, 2019

    Centre Hastings Secondary School
    We're so sorry to hear of Don's passing. What an incredible community member he was. 
    Sarah, what a terrible loss for you. We're here for you in all things. Please pass on our thoughts and prayers to your mom and dad and all of the rest of your family. 
    
    Lots of love,
    Your Centurion Family
  • Sep 18, 2019

    Barb Rivers
    So sorry got your loss ! My deepest condolences to all the family ! 
  • Sep 18, 2019

    Sherrill Fleming
    So sorry to hear of Don's passing.  I have many great memories of him from Sunday School and church as we were growing up. My condolences.
    Sherrill



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