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WELBOURN, Donald “Don”

March 25, 1931- Edmonton, AB
November 15, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Don Welbourn, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the age of 82 years.

Don was born on March 25, 1931 in Edmonton and grew up on the family farm in the Winterburn area. He went on to graduate from law school at the University of Saskatchewan. Don met his future wife, Vera May, in Regina and they married in 1955. Don started his law career in Calgary and in 1965 the family moved to Claresholm, AB where they lived for many years. During his time in Claresholm, Don’s civic-minded attitude resulted in numerous significant contributions to the community.

Don is survived by Vera May and their four sons, Cullen (Hilary), Evan (Jilanne (Gigi)), Graham (Suzanne) and Justin (Elizabeth); ten grandchildren; brother William (Judith); and sister Marion.

Funeral Services will be held at Christ Church (3602 – 8th Street S.W., Calgary) on Friday, November 22, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Donald Welbourn, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. The Rev. Ted Clarke :

    Mimi & Family:
    Bob Griffiths (who lives in High River) sent me the information about Don’s death as I currently live in Pickering Ontario.
    My very best regards to you and the family… this brought back many happy memories for me. You folks were always so kind and hospitable. My sincere condolences to you all. Ted

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  2. Donna Patterson :

    Dear Vera May
    My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your husband,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers
    Regards
    Donna Patterson

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  3. Debbie & Fred Lozeman :

    Mimi, Cullen, Evan, Graham, Justin and families: Our deepest condolences in the loss of your Dad. I remember so many wonderful times at the swimming pool meets with all your family. Please know that we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. I only learned of your Dad’s passing one day prior to his funeral. Take care of yourselves. Sincerely, Debbie & Fred Lozeman

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