9 June, 1935 – 3 August, 2018
KEARNEY, Donald Frances June 9, 1935 – August 3, 2018 Passed away with the love of his family surrounding him at home, where he wanted to be. He tried so hard to fight this terrible disease Alzheimer’s right to the end. Devoted loving partner and best friend of Pat Keenan Wry for 26 years. Don was the youngest of 11 children and the son of Miriam and David Kearney (predeceased). Loving father to Donna Kearney (Peter), John Kearney, Gerald Kearney, Ruth Richards (predeceased), and Mike Wry. Cherished Poppa to Kalli, Samantha and Danielle Wry, Erin, Leah, and Kaitie O’Shaughnessy. He will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. The Kearney family settled on Amherst Island Kingston ON where they had a dairy farm. Don loved to go back every year to see the old homestead and cherish the memories of his life growing up. He was a hard worker and retired after 40 years with Totten Sims Hubicki Associates. Don built many bridges, highways, and roads in Ontario. He loved a good game of cards, walking, dancing, and enjoyed life. Don was an Usher for many years at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church. His religion was very important to him. A special thank you to Mike (PSW) from St. Elizabeth, Renetta and Debbie from ParaMed, Paula from Central East (LHIN), Rebecca from GAIN Geriatric Clinic, Dr. Callow, and all our friends (you know who you are) for all the love, support, and visits throughout this difficult time. As per Don’s wishes there will be no viewing. A Mass of Christian Burial to take place Saturday August 11, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gregory’s The Great Roman Catholic Church 214 Simcoe St. N, Oshawa. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Lupus Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.oshawafuneralhome.com
“Spread Your Wings and Fly with the Angels in Heaven our Love”
Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, 11 August , 2018
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6 September 2018
My deepest condolences to the family.
Uncle Don was the Uncle who could always be counted on to tease me and to get a laugh when I was a young child. My Mother always talked fondly of her "baby brother". Also, a big hug to Pat, a very special lady.
Linda Minshall ( Brewer )
25 August 2018
Our condolences on the passing of Don who was my mother Laurine’s brother who has also passed away, she always spoke very highly of Don, I didn’t know my Uncle Don very well but what I did know was he was a very gentle and caring man who will be greatly missed by all.
9 August 2018
Sorry for your loss. My mom Edna was Donnie's only surviving sibling out of the 12 children. She will be celebrating her 93rd birthday this November and is currently living in Albany NY.
6 August 2018
Don was such a loving caring gentle man, our hearts are breaking, we will miss him so much. Rest In Peace xoxo