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Don (Doc) Cholmondeley

CHOLMONDELEY, Don (Doc) - went home to be with his Lord September 4, 2013. Beloved husband of 45 years to Gail (nee Collard). Loving father to Andrew (Kristen) and Sara (Denis DesForges). Special Grampy to Katelyn, Isla and baby Emerson Dove (predeceased) Cholmondeley and Cynthia and Eleanor DesForges. Loving son of John and Tilly (both predeceased). Dear brother to Debbie (David Grant), Stephen (Isabel) and David. Loving son-in-law to Jean Collard (Lloyd predeceased) and dear brother-in-law to Cheryle, Betty (Richard), Sandy (Pat) and Mandee (David). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Don was born in Nova Scotia and moved with his family when he was 11 years old to the Sudbury area. He worked at Falconbridge from 1968 to 1999. Don was a member of First Baptist Church where he volunteered as a deacon, envelope secretary (25 yrs), and as a board member of Teddy Bear Day Care. Hockey was a lifetime enjoyment and 'Doc' volunteered for many years mostly as a trainer and then equipment manager in his later years. He was inducted into the Valley East Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 for his many years of volunteering. He was also involved with Scouting as a leader in Beavers and Boy Scouts. Don 'Doc' was a friend to many and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. A loving husband, father, grandfather, he remains always an example of dedication to family and faith. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME , 233 Larch Street, Sudbury (Friends may call 2-5; 7-9 p.m. Friday). Funeral Service at the First Baptist Church, Garson, Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at 10 a.m. Interment at the Valley East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. To light a memorial candle, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at www.lougheed.org12560320
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A great man with a huge heart
Posted by stanley fitzhenry (Red Nose Friend) On Saturday, November 22, 2014
I remember volunteering with Don many a night with Operation Red Nose.It didn't matter where we picked clients up he was known everywhere! I miss him on those cold busy nights out in the night doing Operation Red Nose. He was one of the reasons I came out every year!!
Posted by roger therriault (friend and co worker) On Sunday, September 15, 2013
deepest heart felt sympathy for your family ,Don will be missed by all that knew him.
My Sincere Condolences
Posted by Steve Richardson (Friend) On Sunday, September 8, 2013
Gail, Andrew, Sara and families, please accept my sincere condolences on your loss of Doc. He always provided a smile, Doc was a valuable team player, and just a great guy. He will be sadly missed by many around the arenas of Sudbury and other parts of the country. My thoughts are with you.
My deepest condolences
Posted by Joyce Lind (Friend) On Saturday, September 7, 2013
Gail,Andrew,Sara and families,

So very sorrow to hear of Don's passing. Lots of memories of 'construction days in Flake in the 1970's', blooperball games with Gordie, and Don always there to lend a helping hand.

Prayers and thoughts with you all. Joyce

Posted by Jane (Cousin) On Friday, September 6, 2013
Gail and all Donnie's family:

You're in our prayers. I'm happy he was able to make it "home" one last time and that we got to spend some time with both of you Gail. Will be thinking of you tomorrow and toast him with a good cup of tea! Love to you all.

Jane & Don

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