Donald MacAskill

Donald MacAskill

Thursday, May 27th, 1937 - Friday, December 6th, 2019
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Peacefully we announce the passing of Don on Thursday, December 6, 2019. He is survived by his daughter Cindy; Irving (Carole), Jon, Dan (Bev), Ruben (Lila) Brian (Marlene), Arlene (Aldo); Debbie (Ray), Dean (Chantal) and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Will be greatly missed by Mary (Eric), Jane, Adam.
He was predeceased by his wife Hellen, sister Rodena, parents Fraser and Mabel, his in-laws Otter and Senja Jensen and brother in-law Olaf (Kap).

Don’s family left Nova Scotia to settle in Kirkland Lake; where he became a manager for Dominion Stores at age 17 and settled in Kapuskasing. Don worked alongside Hellen at MacAskill’s Shoe Shoppe; he worked for 28 years for SNAP-ON TOOLS. Don was a member and Past President of the Kapuskasing Kinsmen Club, an active member and past President of the Kapuskasing Curling Club; the Masons and volunteered at the Kapuskasing Food Bank. Don enjoyed curling, fishing, hunting, pontoon boating, and cottage life (Don and Hellen were some of the first owners of a cottage at Remi Lake in the 1950’s on Lefebvre’s Peninsula).

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 9 at the Guenette Funeral Home from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring. As expressions of sympathy, donations to a local charity such as the Kapuskasing Food Bank, Animal Rescue of Kapuskasing, the Kapuskaing Curling Club or the Kapuskasing Santa Clause Fund would be greatly appreciated. Due to severe allergies, the family respectfully declines flower arrangements.

La famille annonce le décès de Don, paisiblement, le jeudi 6 décembre 2019. Il laisse pour pleurer sa perte sa fille Cindy; ainsi que Irving (Carole), Jon, Dan (Bev), Ruben (Lila) Brian (Marlene), Arlene (Aldo), Debbie (Ray), Dean (Chantal) et plusieurs autres nièces, neveux, cousins et amis. Il manquera grandement à Mary (Eric), Jane et Adam. Il fut prédécédé par son épouse Hellen; sa sœur Rodena; ses parents Fraser et Mabel, sa parenté par alliance, Otter et Senja Jensen; et son beau-frère Olaf (Kapuskasing).

La famille de Don a quitté la Nouvelle-Écosse pour s’établir à Kirkland Lake, là où Don est devenu gérant pour le compte de Dominion Stores à l’âge de 17 ans. Par la suite, Don s’est établi à Kapuskasing. Don a travaillé auprès de Hellen chez MacAskill’s Shoe Shoppe; et il a travaillé pendant 28 ans pour l’entreprise SNAP-ON TOOLS. Don était membre et ancien président du club Kinsmen de Kapuskasing; membre actif et ancien président du Kapuskasing Curling Club; membre de la société maçonnique; et bénévole à la Banque alimentaire de Kapuskasing. Don aimait jouer au curling, faire de la chasse et la pêche, des randonnées nautiques en bateau ponton, et la vie de chalet. Don et Hellen figurait parmi les premiers propriétaires de chalets au Lac Rémi dans les années ’50, sur la péninsule Lefebvre.

Les visites auront lieu le lundi 9 décembre au Salon funéraire Guenette de 13h30 à 16h30. L’incinération a déjà eu lieu. Une Célébration de la vie de Don aura lieu au printemps. Comme témoignage de sympathie, la famille sera très reconnaissante de dons à une œuvre de bienfaisance locale, telle la Banque alimentaire de Kapuskasing, le Refuge pour animaux de Kapuskasing, le Club de Curling de Kapuskasing ou le Fonds du Père Noël de Kapuskasing. En raison de fortes allergies, la famille décline les arrangements de fleurs, respectueusement.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 9th, 2019 | 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    When / Quand
    Monday, December 9th, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    Location / Emplacement
    Salon Funéraire Guenette Funeral Home
    Address / Adresse
    108 Byng Ave
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    Kapuskasing Cemetery
    Address / Adresse
    289 Government Rd W
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    Location / Emplacement
    Kapuskasing Cemetery
    Address / Adresse
    289 Government Rd W
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Donations are being accepted for / Les dons sont acceptés pour: Animal Rescue of Kapuskasing.

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Nancy Fortner

Posted at 06:47am
Cindy, I am sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and with you during this time.

Ronald Lauzon

Posted at 04:23pm
my sincere sympathie Cindy your Dad was a great man has I got to know him and he would always mention your name in are conversation I will miss that smile every morning at Timmy oxoxox

Terry Cass

Posted at 04:10pm
Don was such a great guy. I'll always have fond memories of the times we had together. He was a long time close friend of our family and will be missed by us all. Sincere condolences to Cindy and family from the Cass family.

Michael Sutcliffe

Posted at 01:25pm
Very sorry for your loss Cindy, the world is not a better place without Don. Will miss my Remi Lake neighbour.

Nicole Tessier

Posted at 12:38pm
Our deepest sympathies Cindy. Your dad, Don, was such a nice guy. He will live forever in our hearts.

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