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Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre

1001 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, ON

OBITUARY

John "Jack" Randall Donald

July 14, 1934February 18, 2020

On Tuesday February 18, John Randall (Jack) Donald, loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 85.

Jack was born July 14, 1934 in Conn, Ontario to Roy and Violet Donald. He was the youngest of five children. The Donald family moved to Guelph, Ontario where Jack lived until he married Laura and moved to Kitchener. Jack worked hard to earn his Chartered Accounting degree through Queen’s University and spent his career working for the Canada Revenue Service as Chief of Appeals, and later worked as a private Tax Consultant. Jack excelled in basketball, was an avid golfer and loved to compete. Most of all, Jack cared about family. He took an interest in all his children’s activities and spent many hours cheering on his grandchildren as they participated in sports.

Jack will be sadly missed by his wife Laura (nee Nowak) and his children John (Kristen), Jim, Scott (Blythe), and Shelley. Loved grandfather of Jackie (Joel), Michelle (Jordan), Ryan, Sarah, Jeff (Emma), Kailyn and Bryken. Dear brother of Irene (Donnie), and brother-in-law of Agnes. Jack was predeceased by his parents Roy and Violet, sister Lorraine, brother Warren (Joe), sister Norma, and his son, Jeffrey.

Visitation will be held Sunday February 23 from 2-4pm and from 7-9pm. A funeral service will take place on Monday February 24 at 11am. Both visitations and funeral service will be at held at the Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre, 1001 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener (519-743-8900). Interment at Woodland Cemetery following the service, with a reception to be held at the Westmount Memorial Celebration Center afterwards. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to Canadian Food For Children, St. Vincent de Paul at St. Francis, or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences at www.westmountfuneralchapel.com .

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 23, 2020
  • Visitation Sunday, February 23, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 24, 2020

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Jackie Butler (Eveleigh)

February 23, 2020

Fond memories of Jack always smiling and enjoying friends and family!!! I learned “knockout” and euchre from our family vacations together to Souble Beach and Ipperwash.....and my love of golf from Jacks fierce competitiveness!! Classy gentleman and always welcoming!! My heartfelt condolences to the family xoxo

Samantha Ball

February 23, 2020

Laura & family,

I am deeply saddened to hear of Jack's passing. He was an amazing father and family friend to us.
I have fond memories of joining your family at a summer cottage rental where we all squeezed into one cottage, sharing bedrooms with the kids and tossing pillows and whatever else we could get a hold of across the open rafters to the adjoining room. Jack was a great host and made sure that all the kids were having fun.
Jack, Laura and my parents (Norma & Barry) gathered regularly for bridge, golf and having a few laughs at each other home. I recall Jack teasing me and he always had a smile on his face. A very positive guy and always seem to enjoy life to its fullest.
May he rest in peace and be with Jeff.

Barry/Norma Eveleigh

February 23, 2020

Our sincere condolences to Laura & her family on Jacks’ passing.
We fondly remember Jack as a co- worker with Barry at the CRA. & the many social functions we enjoyed as families together.
Jack was always the competitor, whether at bridge, bowling or golf.
We cherish the memories of late night house parties after bowling & the family vacations together at Sauble & Ipperwash.
We hope Jack finds a good bridge partner wherever he may be.
Barry & Norma Eveleigh

Stephen Lyon Lyon

February 22, 2020

The most sincerest of condolences to Jack's family and friends from everyone associated with the KW Oldtimers Hockey Club.

Sandra Wick

February 22, 2020

So sorry to hear about Jack's passing. Jack and I shared a very special relationship at the CRA, circa 1956. Love always, Sandra xox

Walter and Patricia Nowak

February 21, 2020

Sorry we can't be there to express our feelings in person. When David said to us that he "liked" Jack I think that is the best thing that you say about someone. I liked those times on the golf course getting schooled by Jack. He has a distinctive quiet chuckle which was uniquely Jack. I am sure that Laura will dearly miss him who was a lifetime companion by her side. That will be tough. But I am sure that the rest of the children will rally to support her. It says something that they had one phone number in the same house for a what is more than a lifetime for others. It speaks to how durable their relationship serves as an example for the rest of us. RIP from Pat and Wally.

Lynn Stuebing

February 21, 2020

Laura and family,

My heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather.
While I didn’t work with Jack he was by far one of the nicest people I knew while working at CRA. He always had time or made time for those of us who sought out his knowledge and opinion.

I hope the love and support of family and friends help you navigate through this very sad and difficult time.

Sincerely,
Lynn Stuebing

Trevor Nowak

February 21, 2020

Hello Laura, Shelley, Jim and John,
I was really sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. Jack was always a warm and friendly uncle who took time to get to know me on each occasion we met - even when I was still pretty young. In this era of technology it’s nice to keep tabs on family back in Ontario, but it’s hard to hear about the ones we have lost. Big hugs to all of you and you will all be in our thoughts this weekend.
Love, Trev, Erin, Violet and Fox

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY