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BUCHANAN, Donald (Don) Swayne

November 16, 1935 – November 15, 2012

Don Buchanan, beloved husband of Lois Buchanan of Calgary, passed away on November 15, 2012 at the age of 76 years.

Besides his loving wife of fifty-four years, Don is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Donna Buchanan and Steven and Kathy Buchanan; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Dave Linstead and Heather and Rob Higman; twelve grandchildren, James, Jennifer, Ryan, Kyle, Amanda, Chris, Curtis, Carla, Brendon, Brittany, Emma and Liam. He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Greta Buchanan.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Donald Buchanan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Steve I will always remember you reaching out to me when my mom passed away in 2005. My deepest sympathies to the Buchanan family.

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  2. Laurie Hambleton-Storer & Family :

    Great sadness of your loss.
    We have many fond memories.

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  3. Kelly Phillips (Plumadore) :

    I was saddened to hear that MR. Buchanan was not well, and had passed on. My thoughts are with all of you during this time of great sadness. I hope that the precious memories of happier times spent with Mr. Buchanan will help you through this difficult time.

    Our thoughts are with you,

    Kelly, Jason, Samantha & Cooper Phillips

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  4. Dennis & Carol Westwell...Ottawa :

    Lois & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was always fun to be around and never complained about his difficulties after his stroke of many years ago. We fondly remember our trip to B.C. with you a few years ago…what fun! Our thoughts & prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. You will gain strength from your wonderful children and grandchildren!

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  5. Mervin & Norma Stanzel :

    Dear Lois & Family:
    We were so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We are very thankful for being able to spend some time with you people last fall- catching up on all the children and grandchilden – which he was so proud of. A lot of good memories in the years we have know you people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless all of you.

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  6. Please accept my condolences on Mr. Buchanan’s passing. May your happiest memories carry you through.

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  7. Dear Lois:
    I know our paths have not crossed for years but I do remember visiting Don and yourself in Smiths Falls many years ago and of course your wedding day. Ann and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your Family at this very sad time. Thank goodness we all have fond memories.
    Sincerly Gary & Ann Shore

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  8. Heather (Feather) Lavigne :

    Great sadness for an incredible man with a heart of gold. My sympathy for one of the closest families that I ever had the pleasure to meet. Don you will be missed.

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  9. Wayne and Kerry Higman {Ailsa Craig, Ontario} :

    To the entire Buchanan and extended families: Sending our sincere condolences to each and every one of you at this difficult time for all of you. Rest assured that Don left this earth with a small piece of each of you and take comfort in your precious memories that you’ll have for a lifetime. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. xoxoxo

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  10. Donna Simmons (Mackay) :

    I was very saddened to hear about Don’s passing away, from Steven and talking with Heather. I know that he suffered a lot of pain and I am sure that all of you are comforted by knowing that he is now at peace.

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  11. Sandra Clark & Richard Spittal :

    We send our deepest sympathies to the entire Buchanan Clan and to you Dearest Lois. We will treasure all the laughs, jokes about the Buchanan and Spittlal Clans and our quest to discover the best chicken wings in the city led by Don the “Wing Man”. Take comfort that Don no longer suffers and is at peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Sandy & Richard

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  12. My sympathies to Lois and all the Buchanan family. May he rest in peace.

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  13. Michele Parker :

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your beloved father. His life has given you memories too beautiful to ever forget. Hold tight to those for comfort.

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  14. Angie De Paola :

    Kim Buchanan, please accept my condolences on the passing of your Dad. God Bless you and your family.
    Angie

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  15. Kim Landriault :

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your family. God Bless you and your family.

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  16. Don and Roberta Porteous :

    We were sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.
    Lois

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  17. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your father. Hold on tight to all of the wonderful memories over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  18. Carla Anderson :

    Dear Lois and family,
    Barbara Anderson and family- Craig, Cheryl, Carla and Colin send heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts are with each of you.

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  19. Dennis & Carol Westwell...Ottawa :

    We were so saddened to hear of Don’s passing.He was a wonderful Husband, Father and Grandfather. I fondly remember our trip to B.C. several years ago, it was such fun! Don was always fun to be around and never complained about his problems while always making those around him feel better. We wish we had been able to spend more time with you guys. He will be sorely missed & forever remembered fondly!
    Love to all the family

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  20. Audrey (kimberley) Wilson :

    Don was a great Brother-law and Dave and I have spent many hours with Don and Lois and the rest of the family. I was in Calgary this past September and spent time with Don and the rest of the family. I am so glad I made that trip. My condolences to Lois and the rest of the family. I am so sad to hear of his passing and will miss him terribly.
    Audrey

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  21. Greg and family – please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your father.

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  22. Earle Gallagher :

    Lois and Family, My thoughts are with you. Even though its over 50 years since Don and I worked together it has been great to keep in contact.
    Sincerely, Earle

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  23. Brenda & Larry Pedersen :

    Lois and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss our prayers go out to you and your family at this sad time.

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  24. Bonnie, Raymond, Kristina and Anthony Piché :

    Losing a Father, a Husband, a friend is never easy. Keeping the memories alive will help heal the sorrow

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  25. Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Sincere condolences to all the family.

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  26. Greg, Donna and family – our condolences on the loss of your father

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  27. John Wukovits and Family :

    Our prayers are with you, your family and your dad.

    John

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  28. Dear Aunt Lois, Greg, Kim, Steve and Heather,

    I’ll always remember Don as the uncle who kept us laughing…just thinking about him brings those memories back and brings a smile to my face! Love to all of you and your families.

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