Oshawa Funeral Home


Donald Whiteman McQuay

May 30, 1926December 9, 2017

MCQUAY, Donald Whiteman (May 30, 1926 - December 9, 2017) Don McQuay passed away peacefully at Fairview Lodge, Whitby on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 with his family by his side. The youngest child of the late Dr. Robert and Helen (nee McCullough) McQuay, Don was predeceased by his beloved wife Lois (nee Kidd) McQuay; brothers Jim (Nessie), Leonard (Alison), Francis, Norman (Jean), sisters Betty (Reid) and Mary (Jack); parents-in-law Stanley Kidd, Aleen Kidd, and John Kidd; sister-in-law Audrey Hanna; and brother-in-law Don Kidd. Don was the proud and beloved father of daughter Robin (Patrick) and son Kim (Muna) and dearest “Poppa” of granddaughter Lauren (Ben) and grandsons Evan, Liam, and Praccho. Sharing precious memories of Don are brother-in-law Wayne (Marg) Kidd, brother-in-law Harold Hanna; legions of adoring nieces and nephews; and a small circle of dear friends from Whitby and Chalk Lake. Don was born in Toronto and moved to Whitby at the age of two, where he joined his siblings in a remarkable shared experience of farm life that forged strong family bonds, inspired remarkable stories, and had an enduring effect on all. After graduating from Whitby High School, Don attended the University of Guelph (then Ontario Agricultural College). His Class of ’49 formed lifelong friendships that they celebrated for decades in lively reunion gatherings at five-year intervals. Don and Lois were married on August 14, 1952. They settled in Whitby where, after a brief period of farming, Don embarked on the five-decade real estate career that he practiced with distinction and professional integrity until his retirement in 2007. Don served terms as President of the Oshawa and District Real Estate Board and Town of Whitby Councillor, and for many years served on Whitby’s Committee of Adjustment and as a Trustee and Property Manager of Trafalgar Castle School. The family wishes to thank the staff of Fairview Lodge and Thornton View for their extraordinary care and affection for Don. A visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Friday, January 19th, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home on Saturday, January 20th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s name to the Alzheimer Society ( or the Canadian Cancer Society ( ) would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation

    Friday, January 19, 2018

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 20, 2018


Donald Whiteman McQuay

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January 19, 2018

Our condolences to the McQuay families. Sorry we cannot come to Don's service tomorrow. We have a family commitment in Kingston.
Len & Joan McCullough

January 19, 2018

Heartfelt condolences ... a gentleman who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Arthur & Diane McCullough

January 16, 2018

Dear Robin, Kim and all your families, Don and I became friends over 70 years ago and even though we were living in different parts of the country our friendship was steadfast and enduring. I want you all to know that you have my deepest sympathy.
Love, Harold Hanna

January 5, 2018

With our deepest sympathy. Betty and Gerry Emm

December 31, 2017

Heartfelt condolences are extended to your family at this difficult time. Seek the love and support God provides to help you cope during this time - Psalms 29:11

Julie Fisher

December 20, 2017

My sincerest condolences. Julie Fisher (Emm)

Jayne Mackey-Piper

December 20, 2017

Robin, on behalf of the Mackey family (Jayne & Phil), we are very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We have some great memories from our childhood. I fondly remember playing in the play house your dad got for you. You were lucky to have a father that got that for you as a child. All the best to you and your family.

Dale and Colin Wheeler

December 17, 2017

Life is so sad sometimes. I think, maybe, your Dad is in a better place now. Colin and I loved your Mom and Dad, Kim and Robin. They were wonderful neighbours and friends. May they both rest in peace.
We send you our deepest condolences.

Joesph Bosco

December 14, 2017

Don was a real gentleman and always great to work with. Condolences Joseph Bosco, Harold Segal and Gord Schofield.

December 13, 2017

Robin, You and I went to school together in our early years. I remember you and your mom and dad very well and I know our parents also were friends. On behalf of the Vickery Family I wish to extend to you and your family our most sincere condolences. I am very sorry for your lose Robin. Jayne Vickery-Salisbury