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COLDWELL, Donald Laurence

September 22, 1931 – Readlyn, SK
July 13, 2017 – Calgary, AB

It is with great sorrow, that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and friend, Donald L. Coldwell on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the age of 85 years.

Donald was born in Readlyn, SK, September 22, 1931. January of 1951, Donald joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he proudly served in Canada and Europe as a Sergeant. In 1957, he met his beautiful wife of fifty-nine years, Noella Cossette, and they were married February 17, 1958. After completing his service in 1972, Don moved his wife and three children to Calgary, where he would later work at the Federated Coop for twenty-four years. He was an amazing, beautiful soul, embracing everyone with love, kindness, compassion and the gift for story-telling. Don was an active member of his communities, a helpful Mr. Fix it and made friends no matter where he was. In 2009, Donald was diagnosed with Cancer and fought a lengthy, strong battle, never giving up and with the greatest of spirit, even in his final days.

Donald is survived by his beloved wife, Noella Coldwell; daughter Mitzi Olsen; son Donald (Donny) Jr. Coldwell; and daughters, Roberta (Bobbi) Lynn Coldwell (Garret Head); grandchildren, Danielle (Mike) Slobodecki), Misty Coldwell, Dustin Coldwell (Kelsey Brazeau), Alexander Shvartsburd, Paige Olsen (David Howe) and Zachary Shvartsburd. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Edith Noess, Clarence Coldwell, Lloyd Coldwell, Les Coldwell, Evelyn Domes, and Christine Stasuik. Donald was predeceased by his parents, George and Hannah Coldwell.

A Celebration of Donald’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion (9202 Horton Road SW), on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email

In living memory of Donald Coldwell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Norman Durieux :

    Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Donald. I only knew him for a short period of time while he was in South Campus Hospital and then later at Beverly Care Center, but you knew immediately when you met Donald that he was a special person who loved his family dearly. The world is a lesser place without him in it.

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  2. Uncle Victor and Charmaine :

    Aunty Noella and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Don. I have many fond memories of him. He was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  3. Don Coldwell Jr. :

    Hey Dad my oldest and greatest friend the things that you shared with me your steady confidence and your will to live are unforgettable. I want to thank you for such a loving and warm to my heart my mother is and you. Dad you will be so missed by us thank you Dad for all you have given me.

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  4. Bill and Michelle Jackson :

    Our sincerest condolences to our neighbour Noella and her family on the loss of Don.

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  5. Philip Lakeman :

    Our condolences in your loss. I worked with Don in France and we ran into each other many times in Calgary. He will be missed. God Bless. Phil & Beth Lakeman.

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  6. Alan coldwell :

    My deepest condolences.

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  7. Pierre & Dianne Tremblay :

    Our deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of Uncle Don. Hoping your memories with him give you peace at this time.

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