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MACINTYRE, Donald “Don” Ian

January 3, 1942 – Drumheller, Alberta
October 1, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce that Don MacIntyre, PEng, of Calgary, AB, passed away with his family by his side on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the age of 76 years from complications due to Alzheimer’s.

Don was an incredible, generous man that lived an extraordinary life. Don was born in Drumheller, AB, graduated from U of A, and enjoyed a long and successful career as a civil engineer. Don married the love of his life, Sharron, in 1966. Sharron and Don had two daughters and traveled the world as a family, including: living in Indonesia, and visiting Egypt, Peru, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Thailand and many road trips through out the US. Wherever Don was with his family, their home was filled with love, laughter, and happiness. He was a supportive, thoughtful, and loving parent to his children and partner to his wife. Don was well known for his many adventures and great story telling, trying new food and wine and his integrity and commitment to engineering. He was also someone that loved art, books, music, and the theater, and disliked peas immensely. Don had a great admiration for Canada, and enjoyed long walks, curling up with his cat reading the newspaper or watching hockey. Don will be missed and loved always by his family and friends.

Don is lovingly and forever remembered by his wife of fifty-one years, Sharron MacIntyre; his children, Audra and Ainslie MacIntyre; his sons-in-law, Reed and Nelson; his brothers, James and Robert; his granddaughter, Beatrix; and his nephews, niece, and extended family, all devoted to him.

Don was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Ian MacIntyre and brother William.

Details for Celebration of Don MacIntyre’s Life to Follow.

Condolences may be forwarded through An act of kindness to a person in need would be a wonderful recognition of Don’s very generous soul.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 800, 7015 Macleod Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2K6, Telephone: (403)290-0110,

In living memory of Don MacIntyre, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Regg Poffenroth

    We are sorry to hear of Don’s passing. It has been a trying few years for you all. From the few visits we had, Don was a quiet and gentle person. We always enjoyed visiting with him at our cousin get togethers. He had such a vast amount of information in his head and would share it freely when asked. Time will heal but for now remember the good times you had over the 50 years together.

    Regg and Barb

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    Sharron & Family;
    Kindly accept my condolences and symphonies on your loss. May your fond memories assist you all during these difficult times. Cousin Don’s humour and his excitement of living and learning was always a “breath of fresh air”.
    Bill Hunter

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  3. Don was my mentor in my early career with SNC. When I decided to leave the company to pursue a career of flying with the RCAF, Don was the one that encouraged me to chase my dream of flying and if it didn’t work out, he would be there for me. He was a great man and someone I always looked up to. My deep condolences to Sharron and the family. He will be greatly missed and I will always cherish the time I spent with him in Canada and abroad.

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  4. Carol and Graham Price

    Sharron, Audra and Ainslie and families…you are in our thoughts…and memories of good times together

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  5. Murray Poffenroth

    Sharon and Family. We would like to express our Sincere Sympathy on the passing of Don. Murray and Adie Poffenroth

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  6. Sincere condolences Audra.

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  7. Don & Shirley Mckinnon

    Sharron ,Audra,Ainslie
    Our condolences. We will always have fond memories of our young families growing up together in Beddington. Don was a kind and gentle man and a wonderful father. Our hearts are with you.

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  8. Sharron and Family
    Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Shelagh and I have always remembered Don as a very good friend engineer and mentor. Working with him was an interesting and learning experience, interspersed with moments of more excitement than most are allowed.
    Shelagh and I will have fond memories of Don for the rest of our lives.

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  9. Dear Sharon and family
    Thinking of you all with heartfelt condolences in the passing of Don. I trust that the wonderful memories that you hold will be a precious treasure along your journey.
    I remember Don fondly as a good man and as a kind, humorous, easy going cousin who always had time for a visit or chat. Our family loved the times we had together with the McIntyres at “the Ranch” for corn roasts and hot dogs!
    Sending love to Jim too.
    Cousin Carol

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  10. Chris & Janice Taschuk

    Sharon and family:
    Our condolences for the loss of Don, a truly great man that we were very lucky to know. He remained a mentor and friend as he advised our board in later years after I left SNC. I am very happy to have visited him in July to have a chat and will always remember the trust he put in the people around him, even young guys like myself and the CADD dudes.

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