Quietly, at the age of 81 years Don McInnis, a husband, father, grandfather and brother left his family with a lifetime of memories.
A Saskatchewan boy who valued his word, a World War II navy veteran who valued freedom, an entrepreneur, mentor, and a friend to many. Don was proud of his rural beginnings and of his strong prairie roots. At the age of 17 he served on board the destroyer HMCS Sioux during World War II. He started in the warehouse of Western Supplies in Regina, became a partner in the start up of Engineering and Plumbing Supplies Ltd in Western Canada and rose to become VP of Westburne Plumbing and Heating. Don inspired his children and grandchildren to live a life of integrity, honesty and generosity. He will live long and well in all those who knew and loved him.
A loving husband of sixty years to Helen; a father to Rod (Judy), Carol (Mike Major), Cindy (Phil Swift) and Mike (Brenda); grandfather to Trevor and Krista, Jamie and Margot (Major), Morgan and Gabe (Swift), Duncan, Logan and Colin. Brother to Joan (Rick Richards) and Dave (Mary Faye). Don was predeceased by his parents Archie and Jean, and by his brother Ken.
Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to the Make a Wish Foundation of Southern AB, Bay 5, 2308-24Street S.W., Calgary, AB, T2T 5H8. (403)228-3666, www.makeawish.ca.
In living memory of Donald McInnis, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences