Donald Edward Sanderson

June 17, 1930January 22, 2021

SANDERSON, Donald Edward - Age 90, formerly of Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia passed away peacefully on January 22, 2021 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Halifax. Don was born in Hamilton Ontario June 17, 1930. He left home at an early age to work on the Lake freighters on the Great Lakes. He then joined the Navy in 1949. He lived the Navy life travelling the world and served overseas during the Korean War and was awarded several medals for his service. Don retired from the Navy in his role as Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class in 1974. After this Don worked as a civilian for several years before fully retiring. Don learned the game of Bridge in his retirement and was an active member of Halifax Bridge World and Bridge Studio. He developed many long term friendships here and became a Life Master through the American Contract Bridge League. Don loved to bake and perfected both chocolate cake and rum cake which often appeared at special occasions. Don had a dry sense of humor and was quick to share a joke. He was a good husband, father and provider. Don is survived by his 3 sons, Michael (Karen), Bill (Lori) and John (Wendy). Brother Bruce (Joan), Selkirk Ontario. Grandchildren, Amy, Josh, Colin, Brittany, Stephanie and Ryan. Great grandchildren, Regan, Cooper, Cameron and Chloe and other family and friends. Don was predeceased by his parents William and Grace Sanderson and his wife Evangeline Marie Sanderson (Corbett) his wife of 47 years at the time of her passing in 1998. Cremation has taken place and the family will hold a private memorial at a later date. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. The family wishes to thank the staff of 3West at the Veteran’s Memorial Building for their care, compassion and evening chats along with peanut butter toast with Don. To leave a condolence or view the full obituary please visit


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Therese Henman Phillips

February 1, 2021

Our condolences to the Sanderson family. Thinking of you and wishing you peace as you deal with the loss of your Dad, grandfather and great grandfather 💙 Therese, Gary and Victoria Phillips

Mary & Pat Farmer

January 28, 2021

We knew Don only casually in his capacity as a good bridge player. It was always a pleasure to come to his table. Don was a quiet, unassuming gentleman with a gentle sense of humour.
Our condolences to his family.

Bernadette (Bernie) Bourque

January 28, 2021

Sorry to hear of Sandy's passing. My memories of him are a very nice and welcoming man.

Linda Russell

January 26, 2021

I met Don at the bridge table. It was a joy to compete with Don and Peter, always pleasant and welcomed you wholeheartedly to the table. RIP Don.
My sincere condolences to the Family.

Maureen OConnell

January 26, 2021

So sorry to hear about Don. I was one of many who enjoyed playing bridge with him. He loved the game and will be missed by his many friends in the bridge community.

Linda Tuff

January 26, 2021

I met Don at the bridge table and for thirty years we shared cards, stories and recipes. His chocolate cake was legendary! I am fortunate, he wrote out many of his favourite recipes and shared them with me. Safely tucked away in my cookbook.
A true gentleman. We will miss him.
Our sincere condolences,
Linda Tuff and family

Karen Corbett

January 26, 2021

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Although we weren’t close in recent years, I have happy childhood memories of your father.
Please accept our sincere condolences, the Corbett Family

Michele Levesque

January 26, 2021

John and Wendy I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and the family

Marcia and Terry Shaw

January 26, 2021

We knew Don from the bridge club. The word that best describes him is Gentleman. He knew and practiced the true meaning of the word.
Our deepest sympathies to his family. He touched many lives in a very positive manner.

Peter Ineson

January 26, 2021

Don was my precision bridge partner for 40 years. During that time we became friends and visited each other from time to time away from the bridge table. He was a great cook of those special squares which he would often share with me. Don truly loved his wife and family and was very proud of his grandchildren. He will never be forgotten.