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COOKE – Donald Harry

August 24, 1935 – October 18, 2009

Donald H. Cooke passed away at Rockyview General Hospital on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at the age of 74 years.

Don will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jean and children Jeff (Linda), Janis (Shane), Sheryn (Brent) and Steve. “Papa” will also be missed by his grandchildren Taylor, Adam, Courtney and Connor. Don is also survived by his two brothers, Allan and Ken of Winnipeg and an extended family throughout western Canada. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Don spent his career in the steel industry with Dominion Bridge and later with Fisher Ludlow. Don was active in sports throughout his life with 5 pin bowling and later, lawn bowling being his passion. His love of the outdoors was well known and he enjoyed countless hours of fishing, hunting, canoeing and camping. The Cooke family would like to thank Dr. Peter Thornton, the wonderful staff of unit 94 at RGH and the staff of the 1 East wing at the Glenmore Park Carewest facility for caring for Don and providing support to the family throughout Don’s time with them. In accordance with Don’s wishes there will not be any formal services taking place. Don wished to be cremated and the family will celebrate Don’s life privately.

Condolences can be sent via www.mcinnisandholloway.com and in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Don’s name may be made directly to the Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, #102, 5636 Burbank Crescent S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901, www.parkinsons-society.org.

In living memory of Donald Cooke, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Hal & Edith Schultz :

    We are very sory to hear of Don’s passing. We visited him at the care center late this summer and he was as usual in good spirts.
    We enjoyed Lawn Bowling with Don and Hal especially enjoyed the maintance work they did together.
    Our sympathy to all the family. Hal & Edith Schultz

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  2. Bill & Nonie Meek :

    To the Cooke family – although we have never met we extend our most sincere sympathies to you on your loss. Don was a wonderful, hardworking member of our Lawn Bowling Club and a very nice guy besides. He will be missed.

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  3. Marg and Jim Kelly :

    We were so saddened to hear of Dons passing. We always remember him as such a rock of gibralter and find it hard to believe he has left us. While we havent seen you guys for some years we speak of you all(Harry Alice Al and Ken) quite often particularly when we get back to Winnipeg and visit with Neil and Laverne Chambers and Gloria Brown(Bob passed away about five years ago).Pls accept our sincere condolances and pass on our thoughts to Al and Ken. Our prayers are with you

    Marg and Jim Kelly

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  4. Lawrence & Leanne (Cooke) & Raya & Shaylyn Stutsky :

    Aunty Jean & Family, Our hearts are with you all at this time. Uncle Don will be sadly missed by all. His spirit will live on in us all !

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  5. Joelle Battram-Fournier :

    I was so sorry and sad to hear about the loss of your father, Sheryn. May your family share in many happy memories that you had and I hope that will help you heal.

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  6. Arlene, Terry and Marcus Potter :

    We are very sorry for your loss – He will be forever in our hearts!

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  7. Kathy Lillace :

    Dear Janis,
    I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting your Dad, but to have raised such a smart, strong and kind woman like you he must have been very special.
    My thoughts go out to you and your family in this difficult time;
    Sincerely, Kathy Lillace

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  8. I WAS SORRY TO HEAR OF DONS PASSING. MY SYMPATHY TO ALL THE FAMILY.
    I WORKED WITH DON AT DOMINION BRIDGE FOR 35 YEARS.

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