OBITUARIO

Donald Anthony Williams

13 junio , 19303 julio , 2019
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Born in Perth, Ontario, Don died peacefully at the age of 89 after precious moments with his family by his side at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre in Toronto. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas Williams and Carmel Grennon, and his brothers Ed (Elva, deceased), James (Lois, deceased), Frank (Barbara) and John (Linda). Don is survived by his beloved wife Evelyn O’Brien, his siblings Marie Pacini (Basil), Gerald (Donna, deceased), Thomas (Diane, deceased), Carmel Primeau (Robert) and Patrick (Gloria), his children Maureen (Dan), Kathleen, Daniel (Tara) and Terence (Cynthia), his grandchildren Shannon (Andrew), Kellyanne (Michael), Scott, Jake, Matthew, Hannah, Rose, Owen and Creegan and his great grandchild Brooklyn. Don will also be remembered fondly by his many nephews and nieces and their spouses. Don was a parishioner of St. John Fisher church in Bramalea, Ontario and a proud member of the Canadian Legion. Don was a Korean War veteran serving with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), 1950-1952, stationed in Korea as part of the Canadian Army Special Forces. He served on the organizing committee which established the Wall of Remembrance national monument at Meadowvale Cemetery in Brampton, Ontario in 1997 to honour the 516 Canadians lost in the Korean War. He was a long-time employee of A.V. Roe (Avro) in Malton, Ontario having worked there during the Avro Arrow years and maintaining his employment through the infamous “Black Friday” in 1959 when the Arrow jet program was cancelled. Don continued his career in the aerospace industry and eventually went on to become Purchasing Manager for Orenda Division (Hawker Siddeley). Don will be lovingly remembered for his strength, courage, honesty, kindness and generous spirit. He lived a full and good life, was devoted to his family and was always looking to offer or generate a smile. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the wonderful staff at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre L-Wing for the compassionate and warm care Don received. Don endeared himself to many of the staff during his time at Sunnybrook and the staff were always welcoming and helpful to the family. Resting at ANDREWS COMMUNITY FUNERAL CENTRE – BRAMALEA CHAPEL, 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton on Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 2-6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John Fisher Parish, 300 Balmoral Drive, Bramalea on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Assumption Cemetery, 6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga. If desired, donations may be made to Sunnybrook Veterans Comfort Fund or Prostate Cancer Canada.

Servicios

  • Visitation domingo, 7 julio , 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial lunes, 8 julio , 2019
  • Interment lunes, 8 julio , 2019

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Danielle Emon

7 julio , 2019

To the Williams family,

Here's to many childhood memories of playing at the house on Avondale and hearing your father singing Danny Boy in the background. I remember those days with fondness. He was one special man!

Wishing you well,

Danielle (Castella) and Grant Emon

Vince Kennedy

7 julio , 2019

For the Family of Don Williams -

On behalf of all Patricia's I express our condolences to the large family on the passing of another Patricia, your Donald Williams. As a Korean veteran he had not only served the Regiment of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, but also Canada and the United Nations. His efforts at ensuring that the Korean fighters were remembered properly in Meadowvale, Ontario, added to his wartime contribution. Don evidently led a rich and varied life. Thank you to all who supported and encouraged him in his endeavours and his service.

Yours regimentally,

Brigadier-General Vincent Kennedy, OMM, MSM, CD (Retired)
Colonel of the Regiment
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Barb Malec

7 julio , 2019

We are holding your family in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Saying good-bye to a great, kind, funny and loving man is so difficult but I hope you can gather peace from knowing that he now lives in your hearts forever. He will stay alive by the wonderful memories that everyone shares of him and his life. These memories will forever give you comfort, joy and strength.
Kathleen, we will think of your dad often, especially anytime you get to a function extra early (Don Williams time), when you are busy with yard projects and/or when we have a beer! (We will say Cheers to him in the heavens above!)
Your family is in our constant thoughts ❤️❤️❤️XOX Never to be forgotten❤️
Barb, John, Alicia and Eric❤️❤️❤️

Anne and Michael Tafeit

6 julio , 2019

Dear Kathleen, Mrs. Williams and the Entire Williams Family

We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Williams passing. Although we only met once, many years ago, I feel that I knew him well....through all the wonderful stories shared by our dear friend, Kathleen. May the love and memories that you shared comfort you and bring a smile to your face during these difficult days.

Anne and Mike Tafeit

Blaine Bireley

6 julio , 2019

Peace and Prayers to all of Donald William's family, and siblings and cousins alike! Think of all of you so often here in US !

Eileen Castella

6 julio , 2019

6 July, 2019

I have many fond memories of Don. Through many years, he witnessed visits between his wife, Evelyn and myself, two former New Brunswickers who ended up neighbours in Bramalea.
His comments, if any, were usually humorous. He will be missed very much by his family.

Please accept our condolences.

Eileen and Gib.

Leslie Primeau

5 julio , 2019

Dear Aunt Evie, Maureen, Kathleen, Danny, and Terry: I was very sorry to hear the very sad news of Uncle Donny's passing. I remember him so well as a loving, kind, and extremely caring man whose family meant everything to him. I know that each of you will miss him very much. Thinking of you all and hoping that the many happy memories of wonderful times spent together over the years will be of comfort to you in the days and weeks ahead.

Patricia Ross (Rathburn)

5 julio , 2019

I always remember Uncle Don as a kind, gentle man.
There are so many happy memories of him you can all hold in your hearts and in the hearts of anyone who knew him.
You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Maureen Castella

4 julio , 2019

Your father was a special man who will always hold a special spot in my memory. He was the father of an awesome friend, a gentle man, and the man who maintained the best lawn in the neighbourhood despite being the only father that continued to use the old push mower after electric ones had made their debut.

Connie & Leon Harvey

4 julio , 2019

Thinking of you all with love and prayers.

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