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EASTCOTT, Don

September 12, 1955 – Edmonton, AB
August 6, 2013 – Okotoks, AB

Don Eastcott, passed away quietly on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the age of 57 years, after a fierce fight to the end.

Don was a natural athlete and excelled at many sports, hockey and golf being his favorites. His vision for entertaining people led him to pursue being a restauranteur. For the past twenty-five years he lived his dream of combining his loves by owning a sports restaurant and bar in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Florence Eastcott; brothers Jim and Bruce (Annette); nieces Shannon, Ally and Dani; nephew Steven; and many Aunts, Uncles and cousins and extended family; Tyler, Stephanie, and Brandan who will miss his stories and his laugh at family gatherings. Don was predeceased by his father Douglas J. Eastcott.

A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at Woodcreek Community Hall, 1991 Woodview Drive S.W. Calgary, AB. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Don’s Memory to Foothills Country Hospice Society, PO Box 274, 322001 – 32 Street, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A5. Forward condolences through www.McInnisAndHolloway.com.

In living memory of Don Eastcott, 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. Maureen and Bill Vander Burgh :

    Our condolences to Florence and the rest of the family. I was acquainted with Don when he was bartending at Three Cheers Bar on 11th Avenue in Calgary. He was a funny guy and will be missed.

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  2. Carol Hill (Lorenowicz) :

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of Don. From all the Lorenowicz family

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  3. Holly Janiten :

    Don, I will always remember your infectious smile and your fun nature ~ you made an impact in my life and you were an inspiration for following your heart and your dreams… Rest in peace old friend, Holly

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  4. Doug Borgstrom :

    My condolences to the family, I’ve got many memories with you guys from the old days. I’m currently in Montana and will try and make it back by Wed.-Borgy

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  5. Leslie Baldwin :

    Mexico will not be quite the same without him, especially the golf tournaments. I will always smile and think of the Beast when I am putting and want my ball to “bite”. Thinking of you Florence, I am so sorry.

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  6. I am so very sorry to hear of the Beast’s passing. I know he struggled very hard to be with his family for as long as he could. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to say good-bye to him at the Ranchman’s and it was good to visit with you, Florence. Donny was a dynamic person, who always seemed to be enjoying life. It is so sad that it was cut so short.

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  7. I wish to express my sincere sympathy to Florence and the whole Eastcott family.

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  8. I’m sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was taken way to soon.
    Growing up around the Calgary Canucks, Don and all the Eastcott’s hold a special place in the hearts of all the Papke’s. My dad Cec told many stories of Don and Don had some good Cec stories too. I bet they are together right now having a bunch of laughs!
    My condolences to the entire Eastcott family

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  9. Brian and Debbie Carlin :

    Flo and family, Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you all. We have many great memories of our time with Don, in PV and Calgary. Our trips to PV will not be the same. Though Don’s nickname was Beast, he had a big heart, he was a special friend and we will miss him. We are thankful we were able to visit with him the last few weeks. May it be some comfort knowing he is now at peace and no longer in pain. We will be there on Wednesday to pay tribute and remember Don. Debbie and Brian Carlin

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  10. Maryanne & Clem Albrecht :

    We are very sorry to hear about Don’ s passing. We first met Don at the No Name Cafe in PVC the first time we went to Mexico. Every year we made a point of going to see him. He always had time to sit down and have a chat no matter how busy he was. He always put on a great Canadian Thanksgiving feast and we will always remember how he would open the 2nd floor of No Name Cafe just for us Canuks so we could watch the CFL playoffs. He had such a bright and and endearing personality that everyone who ever met him will always remember him. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences go out to his family. I know you will miss him dearly but remember he was loved by many many people and just knowing him has made our life brighter. In your time of sorrow our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  11. I am so sad to hear of the passing of my old friend, Don. Many fond memories of the early days in the bar business from the Sports Page to 3 Cheers. I am sure he left us laughing.

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  12. My condolences to the Eastcott family on the passing of Don. I am glad that I got a chance to spend some time with him Stampede Week! We had a great visit and he was in great spirits the Monday of Stampede and then again at the Ranchman’s Rusty Rooster shindig. Don made a great effort to get to the Ranchmans that night as he was never one to miss a party and it was great for him to see a lot of the old gang! We will miss you buddy!

    Aloha, Dale

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  13. Yolanda Tkachyk :

    My condolences to the Eastcott Family on the passing of Don. He sure was one of a kind. I was always a deer in the headlights when Don was around. Here’s a little secret, I just let him always poke fun at me, I just loved his wit and humour. He truly lived life loud and it was a real pleasure and honour to have known him and his family for so many years.

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  14. Donnie, a.k.a. Beast, was one of a kind (as was his distinctive laugh). He will be missed by many. My condolences to all the Eastcott family. May you take comfort in the many good memories you have of your dear Donnie.

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  15. My condolences to the Eastcott Family on the passing of Don. Had met him at the Hard Rock Café in Puerto Vallarta when vacationing there, and we became friends. Fascinating man with a fascinating story. He will be remembered by me for his kindness and love of sports. And by the fact that he owned the restaurant where I had my favorite burger. R.I.P “The Beast.”

    Bob Steele & Family.

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  16. The Doddridge Family :

    As relatives of the Papke’s, we were all big followers of the Calgary Canucks and great fans of Don in his playing days. He certainly provided some great excitement and entertainment back then and judging by all these messages from his friends he continued to do so throughout his life. He will be rememberd fondly by so many. I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Eastcott family.

    Wayne, Terry (Rayner) and Susan (Maclean) Doddridge

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  17. My condolences to the Eastcott family. Don was one of a kind and will be missed by all that knew him over the years. He truly touched all of us that had the opportunity to spend time with him.

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  18. My deepest condolences to the entire Eastcott family. I met Donnie when he was a billet at my parents Lakeview home when he playing hockey for Scottie Munro. Donnie was always family do us. R.I.P. friend

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  19. Michelle McArthur (Quigg) :

    Our condolences to all the Eastcott Family. Met Don and Jim so many years ago at Three Cheers, with Mark P. as our bartender and spent many nights watching hockey games there through 1985-1992 years glued in front of the tv screen.

    Don always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell. Those years hold many memories and every year we talk about them when hockey season comes around in the fall. All the people we met and the fun we had – something we will never forget.

    To Jim, Florence and the rest of the Eastcott Family, our sincere condolences.

    Maureen and Michelle Quigg

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  20. Barry Stubbert :

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of Don. Had the pleasure of meeting Don through your family and always will remember his infectious smile and good nature. Our thoughts are with you all in this difficult time.

    Barry Stubbert & Family.

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  21. Barry Stubbert :

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of Don. Had the pleasure of meeting Don through your family and always will remember his infectious smile and good nature. Our thoughts are with you all in this difficult time.

    Barry Stubbert & Family

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  22. I had the pleasure of working with the ‘Beast’ at the Moose Factory when I first started my bartending career back in ’78. Although he seemed intimitating at first, he’s actually a kind man with a big heart to go with that big smile of his. Don has got to be the Ron Burgundy of bartending. A legend whose name is spoken in hushed reverence among his peers. RIP Don aka the ‘Beast.’

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  23. To Jimmie, Flo and Bruce, As I said the memories flow and we are missing a special character in our lives. Even though I haven’t had contact for years, please know that the impact was great. Let’s live up to him. Sorry I couldn’t make the service, I know lots of people were there in my stead.

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  24. My deepest sympathies go out to the entire Eastcott family. I was sad to learn of Donnie’s recent passing when I saw Bilko the other day. Lot’s of history & shared connections. Prayers & love to everyone.

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