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WALDER – William Donald (Don)

June 13, 1934 – January 23, 2010

Don Walder of Calgary passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at the age of 75 years.

Don was born on June 13, 1934 in Ottawa, ON. Throughout his life he made his home in Ottawa, Saskatoon, Medicine Hat and Calgary. Don enjoyed his work with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Saskatoon over a period of thirty-six years. Don and his wife Gail enjoyed travelling and seeing the world in their early years together. Most recently, his interest in travel brought him to Spain and England. Don loved time spent with his family and enjoyed living with his daughter and family up to losing his battle with cancer. His biggest passion was listening to most genres of music. He also loved following the CFL and Formula 1 racing. Don’s sense of humour and vast interests will be missed.

Don’s family would like to thank the Palliative Community Care team and Dr. V. Penney for their care and support.

Don is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Judy Donna and Darren Unterberger and their children Kyra, Kendra and Derek, all of Calgary. He was predeceased by his wife Gail.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Don Walder, 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. So sorry to see Don go, please accept my condolences to you and your family.

    Worked with Don at CBC Ottawa for many years in the technical department, always remember Don as a gentleman.

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  2. Allan Pressman :

    I was also one of the staff members at CBC Saskatoon when the station first opened in 1971. I was the sole newsroom editor and reporter when we started. It didn’t take long before CBKST became well known at the network for always being able to do more with less. None of that would have been possible without Don’s skills and attention to details. I moved to the network in Toronto in 1974 with many fond memories and a great appreciation of all Don meant to us then. My sincere condolences
    to his family.

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  3. I knew Don very well from years at CBC in Saskatoon. He was our technical manager one of the best in the business. We had an affectionate name for Don coined by someone observing him pen and clipboard in hand counting what seemed to be the tiles one the floor. “Why are you counting the tiles”? they asked “Are you going to replace them”? “No”, Don replied it’s an easy way to figure the square footage of the floor”. From that moment on he was called “The Tile Counter” and I still remember him that way. He also sold me my first sound system, used but very well cared for and I had that for years until I too sold it. We talked about recordings and music and computers when I convinced him to buy an Osborne 1 computer. He became one of the many who formed the Saskatoon Osborne User Group.

    I’m sorry to hear of Don’s passing and wish to express condolences to his family. He was a great friend and boss to me.

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  4. Sorry to hear about Don’s passing. But
    I remember him for only a short time when Gail, Don and Aunt Alice came and visited us up in Cairns (Australia) then went to see Yorkie in Rabaul PNG. Ken (Jnr) and (myself) Eileen and family would to send our condolences to the family.

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  5. Tracy (Edwards) Kutnikoff :

    So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Always enjoyed visiting with all of you in Saskatoon and Medicine Hat. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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