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McKENNA, Donald (Don) Joseph

October 21, 1929 – Moose Jaw, SK
December 20, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Don McKenna passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the age of 85 years.

Don was born in Moose Jaw, SK the second son of Patrick and Ina McKenna. He lived in several towns across Saskatchewan before settling in Regina, where he spent the majority of his life. Don worked for SaskTel his entire career and upon retirement travelled regularly with his wife Mary. They eventually moved to Calgary to be closer to their family. Don was a born storyteller and his life was filled with joy and laughter. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He will always be in our hearts.

Don is survived by his wife Mary; daughter Lynn; his grandsons, Peter, Patrick, and Ryan Redecopp all of Calgary, AB; his sisters, Noreen Witzel of Saskatoon, SK and Beverley Fell of Indian Head, SK; his sisters-in-law, Jean McKenna of Fort Qu’Appelle, SK and Peggy Macdonald of Calgary, AB; his brother-in-law, John Stanger of Indian Head, SK; and numerous nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his brothers Brian and Gerald McKenna.

At Don’s request there will be no funeral; however a Private Family Memorial will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864.

In living memory of Don McKenna, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. I enjoyed working with Don at SaskTel for many years including working on the crews and at head office. He was a great help whenever asked whether it be pouring a driveway or moving the Escotts out to the farm. He will be missed and forever thought of fondly.

    Irv Escott and family

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  2. Margaret Allan :

    My sincere sympathy to Mary and family on the passing of Don. He was a true gentleman. Margaret Allan (Pavilions)

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