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COUTU, Donald Emile

October 2, 1935 – September 22, 2012

Don Coutu beloved husband of Margaret passed away in Calgary on September 22, 2012 at the age of 76.

Don was born in Vegreville, Alberta on October 2, 1935 and was raised on a farm in Twohills. Don moved to Calgary 1956. He met and married his beautiful wife in 1958 and spent the last 54 years sharing their life together. He began his career as an UGG elevator agent with postings in Sexsmith, Holden, Barrhead, Calgary, and Drumheller. With a love for the farming community, Don continued his career with the Alberta Hail and Crop Insurance in Calgary and eventually moving his family to Lacombe, Alberta. Upon retirement, Margaret and Don moved back to Calgary. Don loved baseball and was actively involved in community leagues and loved to watch his beloved Toronto Blue Jays.

Don is predeceased by a son (Blaine) in 1998. He is survived by his wife (Margaret) and children, Tracey and Russell Aulstead, Darrell and Shelley Coutu, and Rob and Joanna Coutu – 9 grandchildren (Becky, Clayton, Brendan, Tyler, Mitchell, Evan, Alexander, Andrea and Danny), 2 brothers (Albert Coutu and John Krause), a sister (Betty Krause), a sister in law (Helen Namespetro), and a brother and sister in law (Gordon and Cynthia Namespetro). Don is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. We would like to express special appreciation to friends Darla and Harold for their special support over these past few months.

Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Don Coutu, 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. Melody (Werner) Foulston :

    My sympathy goes out to the family at this time. Don was always such a sweet man to me and I will always remeber that smile he always had on his face.

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  2. Margaret & Family I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Don, the days ahead will be hard without him, but just remember all the good times and the special times you all shared together. Don was like a Father to me, he was my First Boss for my very First Job. He will be truly missed. Margaret my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  3. Heather (Atkinson) Misek & Family :

    So sorry to hear of Don’s passing,I will always remember his devotion to you Margaret and your family, his passion for sports, his unforgettable laugh. His presence will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

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  4. Jack & Marge Suddards :

    The move to Lacombe seems so long ago but we do remember all the good times.

    Our heartfelt sympathies to Marg and the family.

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  5. Margaret and family, my condolences with the passing away of Don. My prayers are with you and your family at this time. I will remember our times when you both worked at Hail and Crop.

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  6. Laurie (Suddards) Andrews :

    I’m so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a great boss and I really enjoyed my time working for him. I also remember fondly the times our families spent together, especially the summer vacation at Crystal Sands. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family.

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  7. Larry & Karen Borody :

    Margaret & Family

    We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  8. Sonja Procyshen Bond :

    Aunt Margaret,
    Sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle Don. Our families thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  9. Wendy (Brook) Mulder :

    Margaret and family – Thinking of you all at this time and keeping you in my prayers. I have several fond memories of Don, many at Alberta Hail & Crop and one in particular of a ‘baseball bus trip’ to Seattle and Spokane. It still brings a smile to my face.

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