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CLINE, Donald James

September 18, 1953 – Calgary, AB
February 23, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Don Cline of Calgary passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the age of 60 years.

Don will be remembered as a fun loving, hard-working man, who touched many lives and who was always willing to help others. He was a fantastic Papa and loving and caring father. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, tinkering in the garage and camping.

Don is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Christine and Derick Scheps; a son and daughter-in-law Shane and Stacie Cline; three grandchildren, Declan Scheps, Josh and Megan Cline; and two brothers Terrill and Kerry Cline. He was predeceased by his parents Lily and Clifford Cline.

Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222.

In living memory of Don Cline, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Rev Ken & Rev Michelle Porter :

    Ken and I are really sorry to hear about this loss. (We are siblings to the Scheps family through marriage.) We wish we could be closer to give you support and hugs! Our prayers are with you during this difficult time of grieving. Please know that your dad and Papa are in a better place.

    “And now, dear ones, I want you to know what happens to a Christian when he dies so that when it happens, you will not be full of sorrow, as those are who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and then came back to life again, we can also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him all the Christians who have died.” -1 Thessalonians 4:13

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  2. One of my fondest memories of Don was at his daughter’s wedding. We were discussing him walking Christine down the isle, and I mentioned that I didn’t know who would do that for me. Without hesitation, he gave me a hug and said, “I’ll do that for you, dear.” He was a wonderful man with the kindest of hearts. My sincere condolences to the family. xo – Kerri.

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  3. Thinking of you all in this sorrowful time. With much love.

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  4. Rodger and Leila Jackman :

    We were sorry to hear of the passing of Donny: We were very surprised! My brother George and I owned Rocky Mountain Motorcycle, and Donny worked for us for about 6 years ( he was about age 16 to 22 ) in the parts dept. Donny was a well loved person, and was very much a credit to the motorcycle business. We especially remember Donny’s brother Kerry who came in often to see Donny or buy things. In those years, Donny’s nickname was “Truck” because of his love for his first vehicle, a small Toyota pickup truck. Having this truck was very much an upgrade over his last mode of transportation, a Kawasaki 90 motorcycle. He rode his motorcycle both summer and winter. I asked him, “how is it possible to ride a 2-wheel motorcycle in the winter with all the ice and snow on the streets?” He replied that he kept both of his feet sliding on the ground to maintain his balance. I shuddered as he told me he wore out the bottoms of his boots, and wore out 2 or 3 pairs of boots every winter!
    Donny was a very responsible employee. George and I often left the shop for lunch, and left the shop to Donny to look after. One of those times when we got back from lunch, Donny had a perplexed but happy look on his face. Donny couldn’t wait to tell us about the strange thing that happened to him: Donny sold a new motorcycle to one of our customers, and without Donny’s awareness, one of our accessory suppliers was standing on the showroom floor waiting for George and I to get back from lunch. Meanwhile, he was watching Donny sell the motorcycle, and he was so impressed with Donny that he wanted to reward Donny for his outstanding performance. So, with excitement and awe, Doug Tanaka took out his wallet and gave Donny a few dollars and told Donny to buy himself a hamburger. I don’t think Donny ever quite got over what happened to him.
    There are many wonderful memories of Donny from those days. It’s always sad when a loved one passes away. But in my mind I also view it as being a birth. As one passes out of this world, he is being born into a higher world. We express our condolence to Donny’s family, and I might add that we were all blessed to have known him.
    Lots of love,
    Rodger and Leila

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  5. Alma Harasym :

    I was saddened to hear of Donny’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this time . I remember Donny as a sweet little boy and know he will be missed by his family. Lots of love from cousin Alma and family.

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  6. Dear Kerry and Family,
    I was sorry to read of Don’s passing. I passed the news on to Christopher. I hope you are doing as well as can be expected at this time. Please know we are thinking of you.

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