Don passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on July 15, 2021 with his family by his side. Don was in his 78th year and will be dearly missed by his beloved wife Marnie of 52 years, much loved daughter Jennifer Cheesman, son-in-law Kent Cheesman, and cherished grandchildren Victoria and Spencer. Lovingly remembered by his brother Douglas (Judi), step sisters Pat (Ken) and the late Ellen (Bob), brother-in-law Richard (Gretchen) and sister-in-law Barbara (John). Proud uncle to Kevin, Heather, Amy, Sarah, Melissa, Kirk and Rebecca and their families. Don will be remembered by cousins Beverly, Gordon (Evelyn), Richard (Jackie), David (Margaret), Judy, Diane (Don) and their families.
Don spent his career working in the field of computer information technology in Toronto and Simcoe County. He proudly volunteered as a driver for the Canadian Cancer Society, as a tour guide on the Edwardian Museum Ship S.S. Keewatin, and as the leader of the Tech Team at Grace United Church. Don and Marnie loved to camp, travel, canoe, and spend time together with family and friends.
The family wishes to thank Dr Ben Burt and the team in the Integrated Stroke Unit at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, the team at the RVH dialysis clinics, and the compassionate staff and volunteers at Hospice Simcoe. Don’s family sincerely appreciates the ongoing support and love received by family, friends and the congregation of Grace United Church.
A family funeral service will take place on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 1:00pm at Grace United Church. Please check Don’s obituary on the Adams Funeral Home website for details of a Celebration of Life Reception for family and friends to be held July 26 in the afternoon.
Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe, RVH Foundation, or Ontario Provincial Parks would be appreciated by the family.