Donald Donais

Obituary of Donald Richard Donais

DONAIS, Donald Richard

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Donald Donais sadly announces his passing on December 24, 2021, at the age of 78. Loving and devoted husband of Bernice for 51 years. Loving and proud father of their only child Michelle (Anthony). Donald passed to eternal rest with his daughter by his side. Cherished brother of the late Beatrice (late Clarence) St.Denis, late Armand (Marie) Donais, late Lorraine (late Henry) Marchand, Pauline (late Rene) Blain, Bertha (Alfred) Thibeault, late Wilfred (Myra) Donais, Madeline (late Eugene) Blain, late Maurice (Jackie) Donais, Rose (Dick) VanVeen, late Lorette Jackson (surviving partner Bob Filby), Margaret (Francis) Rivait, and Florence (John) VanVeen. Dear brother-in-law of Marlene (late Malcolm) MacGregor, Evelyn (late Tom) Bellamy, Jim and Lillian DeVos (late Nancy), Marion and Ken Burley, Don and Pat Roets. Predeceased by parents Alfred and Helen and in-laws Rene and Daisy Roets. Don will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great friends, and his granddog Murphy.

Don retired from Navistar Truck Plant in 1997 after 34-1/2 and enjoyed a full and rich life. His pride and joy was his workshop. He took great pride in all he built and was well known for his quality of work. Don will be greatly missed.

Funeral Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, Tilbury, on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm. followed by a private family Interment at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions you must preregister for the Funeral Mass at the following link as space is limited or call, 519-682-0110 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You must register no later then 4:30 pm on Wednesday.   Memorial donations to Chatham-Kent Hospice or Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre.


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