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HAMILTON, Donald Allan
July 1935 - November 2018
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Don passed away peacefully after a brief but well-fought battle on November 1, 2018 at the age of 83. Loving and dedicated husband to Catherine (nee King), he exemplified the vows they took nearly 60 years ago, particularly to love her in sickness and in health, often selflessly acting as her healthcare advocate and rock. Unbeatable dad to their four children, Jeff, Dave, Janie (Rick) and Susan (Richard), he instilled in them the values of unconditional love, hard work and good humour. Jackie, Dana, Bryan, Zoe, Fiona, Sean and Oscar will lovingly recall their grandfather for his warmth, curiosity, vast knowledge, and epic model trainset. Don made a positive impact on countless kids in his community as well, having coached competitive hockey (Don Mills Flyers and Hillcrest Summits) and fastball (Don Victoria) for over 30 years. Several of his players even made it to the show, a source of great pride to him. Don was an unforgettable character, and we take great comfort in the outpouring of love and touching stories received from the many people his life touched. Friends and family will be received at Paul O’Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) on Sunday, November 4, 2018 for visitation from 1 to 5 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, November 5, at 1 p.m.

Messages of Condolence

My uncle Donald was a funny guy with a quirky sense of humor and tremendous talent! It was awe inspiring to view his "epic" train "creatio... Read more Kathy (Harbinson) Weiner
South Florida November 05, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Donalds passing. My Mom Dorothy always spoke so lovingly about him. She was proud of her little brother.
Kerry (Dobbin) Beckman
Cambridge Ont November 04, 2018
Dear Mom H., Janie & Rick, Susie & Richard, Dave and all of the grandchildren, our sincere sympathy to all of you. There are no words to ... Read more Audrey & Larry
Toronto November 04, 2018
Don, from humble beginnings to a humble end, you did a wonderful job, in partnership with Cathy, but usually in your fashion. Your devotio... Read more Rick Hames
Waterdown November 04, 2018
Cathy ,our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family ,Don was an awesome guy he will be sadly missed ,,God bless,
Jayne Juffs and Frank McCallum
Huntsville,Ontario November 03, 2018
Cathy, may you and your family find comfort in your loving memories of Don. We are so sorry for your loss.
Barb and Bill Annette
Port Perry, On November 03, 2018
Janie, Thinking of you at this sad time. Hold tight to your happy memories. Warmest wishes, Pip
Ellis November 03, 2018
Cathy, our sincere condolences, our thoughts are with you, Janie, Susie & David during this sad time. Don be sadly missed by us all.
Cathie & Rick King
Lakeland Florida November 03, 2018
Janie and Rick, my sincere condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Frank Chiappetta
Thornhill, Ontario November 03, 2018
Sorry for your loss Kathy and thoughts are with you BEV
beverley rogerson
guelph November 03, 2018
Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with during this difficult time. XO J&K
Jacquie Raaphorst
Innisfil November 03, 2018
Jeff, Dave and Janie, no way to know how you feel. But you can know that your feelings are shared and felt by anyone who knew your dad. He... Read more Brad Coppin
Oshawa ON. November 03, 2018
Cathy our thoughts are with you at this sad time .Don was a great guy and will be sadly missed .
Valerie Pienne and Roy Juffs
Orono November 02, 2018
My sincere sympathy to the family. Cathy my thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Jean Azzarello
Englewood, Florida November 02, 2018
Our sincere feelings are with you all at this time. Our sympathy to you all, Cathy our heart goes out to you❤️
Murray and Karen Smith
Port Perry Ontario November 02, 2018

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