Mr. Harold Frederick Donahee

October 30, 1923August 14, 2013
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Donahee-Harold Frederick (Fred) WWII Airforce Veteran It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Fred on Wednesday August 14, 2013, in his 90th year, peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital. Fred was born in Marysville, New Brunswick and was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary(nee Taylor) of 61 years. Loving and devoted father of Mary Elizabeth(Jim Donn), Catherine(Carl Balestreri) and Carson(Heather). Cherished Grampy of Shawna, Steven, Nicole, Carson, Connor and Michael. Fred was predeceased by 9 brothers and sisters and will be fondly remembered by his surviving sister Margaret Cole of Sypher Cove, New Brunswick. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Fred was a loving father and grandfather who devoted his life to his family. The family would like to thank the staff of the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre K Wing for their exceptional care where Fred was a resident for the past two years. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home-Vaughan Chapel, 8088 Yonge Street(south of Hwy.7) on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, 21 Leith Hill Road(Don Mills and Sheppard) followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy.


  • Visitation Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 19, 2013

Mr. Harold Frederick Donahee

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C. Donahee

August 27, 2013

God saw you were getting tired
And it was not meant to be,
So he put his arms around you
And whispered,''come to me''.
With tearful eyes we watched you
And saw you pass away,
Although we loved you dearly
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

Love you Dad,
Carson, Heather and Michael

Deirdre Pickford

August 21, 2013

Catherine and family...Mum just told me of your Dad's passing yesterday - I was so sorry to hear it and send you all my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Take care. Deirdre Pickford (Bieman)

August 21, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Luisa Barone

August 21, 2013

To the family of Fred Donahee,
We wish to express our sincere sympathy to all those who loved this
lovely man. We met Fred at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, where he
became a good friend of my father, John Eckertt. Fred and my Dad would
play Bingo in the evenings, and whichever of them won, they would share
the winnings. Fred always had a smile, and was a favourite amongst the
other residents, staff and visitors for his gentle disposition and dapper
style of clothing. He will be missed by so many, and we wish you all a
sense of peace in his passing.
Sincerely, John, Carolyn, and Gord Eckertt. (K1W35)

Janette Roach-Ramirez

August 20, 2013

Mary Elizabeth, Catherine and Carson. Your father, and for that matter all of you were all like family to me. Your fathers smile and laugh will live on in my heart forever as it will I am sure for all of you and your families.

Jennifer & Gary Elder (nee Woodard)

August 18, 2013

Catherine, Mitzi, Carson and all of your families; The grand memories of your Dad will last forever. No matter how many times a day I knocked on the side door at Silkwood to visit Catherine, as a young child, Mr. Donahee would welcome me in. Always joking around he reminded me of Santa Claus. We are here for you all through these saddened times.

August 17, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
May you have memories to turn to for comfort, friends to turn to for support...

Sue Kennedy

August 17, 2013

We were saddened to hear of Uncle Fred's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Our fond memories of Uncle Fred will stay with us forever. Love Sue and Don

Leann Turnbull

August 17, 2013

Sending loving thoughts. Uncle Fred was always a big ball of fun! xo Leann, Sarah and Heather

Kari Kennedy

August 17, 2013

We are so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you in this hard time. We pray for your strength to get through the tough days ahead. Remember he will always be with you, always in your hearts. Cherish your memories. Love Chris, Kari and Andrew Kennedy <3