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MacARTHUR, Donald “Don” Gibson

July 18, 1926 – St. Catherines, ON
November 21, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Don MacArthur beloved husband of Lois MacArthur passed away peacefully on Thursday November 21, 2013 at the age of 87 years.

Don grew up in Ottawa, and attended Queen’s University in Kingston, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce. He also received a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Oregon State University. Don worked for London Life Insurance, living in Calgary, Regina, Kingston and London. In retirement, he and Lois returned to Calgary to enjoy many years of outdoor pursuits and travel with family and friends.

He is missed and fondly remembered by his loving wife of sixty-one years, Lois MacArthur (nee MacLennan); as well as daughter Carol (Gordon) Ryley; sons Blair (Deborah) MacArthur and Paul MacArthur (Jann); grandchildren, Sarah, Kevin, Brendan, Kyle, Colin, Keeva and Declan; brother Peter (Rosemary) MacArthur; sister-in-law Marian MacArthur; and a large extended family. He was predeceased by his brother Bob MacArthur.

At Don’s request, a private service will be held. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818.

In living memory of Don MacArthur, 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. Rev. Bob Mutlow :

    Greetings Lois & Family:
    I was surprised to discover that Don had died. I am glad that I saw him in the hospital earlier this month – he still had his gracious warm smile, wit and joie de vie. He was a great church man and wonderful support. He was much appreciated for his musical leadership at the Wentworth church services we did together. Blessings as you move forward in life.
    Shalom, Rev. Bob

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  2. Angus and Kerry MacArthur :

    So sorry to hear about Uncle Don’s passing. He led a grand life and leaves a great legacy in his family. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

    Angus and Kerry MacArthur

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  3. Eldon and Marianne Davidson :

    We were sorry to read of Don’s passing. He was a good friend when he lived in Parkland. I will always remember and appreciate his and Lois’s kindness when Barbara died. Our sympathy is extended to Lois and the extended family.

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  4. Cheryl and Elaine Frouws :

    So sorry to hear about Don. He brightened everyone’s day with his positive attitude, warm heart, and friendly nature. Take care Lois, our thoughts are with you.

    Elaine and Cheryl Frouws

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