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Donald Rowse July 8, 1928 Hall

HALL, Donald Rowse July 8, 1928 - April 10, 2019 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Donald R. Hall. Don died at home with his family by his side. He leaves his wife Nellie Belluz, brother Gordon Hall (Nancy), stepchildren Frank (Jill), Paul (Susan) and Diana, grandchildren Zoe (Nghi), Alex (Kevin), Abrahm (Julie), Morgan (Wesley), Julian (Kendra) and Solana, and great-grandchildren Audrey and Max, nephews Vaughn (Tiffany), Matthew (Fiona), niece Sarah (Yarek) and many other nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and cousins. Don was predeceased by his first wife Evelyn, his parents Bruce and Radia Hall, and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Don was a long time educator in Kingston. He taught elementary school, high school and retired as principal at KCVI in 1986. Don was perennially curious. Don was a 33° member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He served in various leadership roles in Queen’s Lodge in Kingston. He was a graduate of Queens and lifelong supporter of Queens and Acadia universities. In later years, he and Nellie travelled extensively and enjoyed researching and exploring the many countries they visited. He could, and did, strike up a conversation with anyone who crossed his path, whether he spoke their language or not. He was keen to learn about people and listen to their stories. As a result, he was blessed with many rich friendships. Visitation to be held at DODSWORTH & BROWN FUNERAL HOME at 378 Wilson St E, Ancaster on Friday April 12 from 5-9pm and Saturday April 13 from 10-11am. Funeral Service to be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday April 13 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception to be held at St. Ann’s Parish Hall. If you wish, donations to a charity close to your heart would be gratefully appreciated.13333934
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Respected Education Leader
Posted by Bill Crowe (LCVI Student) On Monday, April 15, 2019
Mr. Hall had a significant impact on education system, students and their futures. He was fair, friendly and firm. The students respected him for that and I hope he passed that wisdom to others.
Posted by Lesley (Smith) Kimble (Former Student) On Sunday, April 14, 2019
Our family of six kids was fortunate to have encountered Mr Hall in two schools growing up. As the youngest of the six, I remember him as exceptionally kind, patient and understanding, and one of the special administrators during my high school years. He was also one of the few who could remember all our names! Please accept condolences on behalf of all the ‘Smith kids’. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this sad time.
Excellent Principal
Posted by Maureen Serafini ( McConnell) (Student KCVI) On Saturday, April 13, 2019
What a wonderful role model! His office door was always open and he would welcome you with his smiling eyes. Such a gentle giant. Only great memories of a exceptional principal.
Happy Memory
Posted by Lucinda Walls (former student) On Saturday, April 13, 2019
How could I forget the approachable, likeable Mr. Hall? We were immortalized staring each other down in an LCVI yearbook photo, entitled “The Halls and Walls of L.C.V.I.” Thank you for the happy memory, Vice-Principal Hall.
Posted by Donna Gabourie (former student) On Saturday, April 13, 2019
I was fortunate to have Mr. Hall as my grade 7 and grade 10 math teacher. He told me in grade 7 that I should be a math teacher. I took his advice and had a very rewarding 33 year career.

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