It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Donald on October 4, 2021 in his 89th year. He is now reunited with his first wife of 45 years, Clara (nee Levy) (2000). Lovingly remembered by his wife of 18 years, Sylvia Beaulieu. Cherished father to Betty (the late Thomas Mallory), and loving grandfather to Jennifer Mallory. Dear brother to; Alida Jones (the late Joe), Nelson (the late Ruby), Isabelle (the late Malcolm Stevenson), Gertrude (Roland Labelle), Audrey (the late Louis Carrol), Shirley (the late Reginald Leduc), Melvin (Lorraine), and Eva (Albert Carter). Donald will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother, Hector (Diane).
Donald worked as a machinist for Thompson Products and retired after 31 years of service. He enjoyed the great outdoors enjoying activities such as hunting, fishing, and ice-fishing. A fan of classic country music, he enjoyed going to concerts, dancing, and travelling with Sylvia. His sense of humour and kindness towards others will live on through those who had the good fortune to meet him.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all of the staff and volunteers at Hospice Niagara for their unwavering care and support.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, October 13th from 2-4pm & 6-8pm at the George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton St., St. Catharines. Funeral service will take place in the ceremony room on Thursday, October 14th at 3pm. For those wishing to attend the service please call the funeral home to RSVP at 905-937-4444 as capacity is limited. For those wishing to attend virtually, a livestream link will be provided below. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Niagara would be great appreciated by Donald’s family.
A reception will take place following Donald's funeral service, proof of vaccination is required to attend.
Livestream Link: https://youtu.be/nvnEOgvWKgs