Donald William Halstead

February 2, 1924April 6, 2021

It is with deep sadness that the family of Donald William Halstead announce the passing of a loving and caring gentleman on April 6, 2021 at the age of 97 years.

Beloved husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa, Don is survived by his son Mark Halstead (Gaby); stepson Hugh Norris (Joan); stepdaughter Leslie Rae (Gord); grandchildren David Norris, Michael Norris (Alanna), Colin Rae (Shelby) and Lisa Pollard (Josh) and his precious great-grandchildren Molly Pollard, Nolan Rae and Eleanor Pollard. Don was predeceased by his parents Hartley and Elsie Halstead (nee Smeaton), his three siblings, Edythe, Jeanne and Stan, his wife Jane (nee Wilson/Norris), his first wife Helen (nee Pawelek) and infant son Hartley. At Don’s request, there will be no funeral service.

A private family celebration of life will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Don’s memory to a charity of your choice.


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Erin Macmillan

April 9, 2021

I have had the pleasure of knowing Don aka "Grumpy" for the last few years. I loved chatting with Don, even when he thought he was right but wasn't LOL. I used to bring my dogs to work to visit him and I remember how excited he was to see them. I will miss seeing him and miss our little visits.