April 27, 1935 – Glasgow, Scotland
January 14, 2015 – Okotoks, Alberta
Don Sinclaire of Calgary passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the age of 79 years.
Don will be sadly missed by sons Stephen (Joanne) and Kevan; grandsons Jack and Nicholas; brother George and sister Dorothy; many nieces and nephews; and his dear friends Donna, Kathy and Cheryl. He was predeceased by his loving wife Veronica of fifty-five years in 2011.
Don was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1935 and immigrated with his family to Montreal, Canada in 1967 then settling in Calgary, Alberta in 1971.
In 1956 prior to his joining the National Service in H.M. Forces, Don completed his apprenticeship as a carpenter/ joiner at the renowned ship building company Yarrows. This marked the start of a lifetime’s love and appreciation of craftsmanship that proved invaluable in later years as a master joiner and cabinet maker. Applying this experience along with a meticulous eye for detail Don joined his wife Veronica at The Shadowbox Gallery in the role as a professional picture framer which with his help quickly became one of Calgary’s best Art Galleries.
Up until his illness Don continued to serve his community with honesty and integrity. He was a caring, considerate, father, friend and businessman and will be truly missed.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, AB, T1S 1S1, Telephone: (403) 995-4673, www.countryhospice.org. The family would like to extend their heart felt gratitude to all the physicians, nurses and care givers for their care and compassion during this difficult time.
In living memory of Don Sinclaire, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences