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WILLIAMS, Donald Ernest

June 28, 1939 – Edmonton, Alberta
September 10, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta

Donald Ernest Williams, beloved husband of Ricky Williams of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the age of 77 years.

Don was one of a kind and an amazing man with a big heart. For those of you fortunate enough to know him, you could always count on him. Don was happiest when he was helping others. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Blue Jays. He loved to golf and curl.

Family first and foremost.

Don is survived by his loving wife Ricky; his children, Terry, Dale (Michele), Brian, Randy (Bo), and Van (Kristen); siblings, Karen (Les), Janice (Rob), Val, and Jody (Wayne); grandchildren, Charla, Stefany, Devon, Jakob, Shone, Skye, and Star; great-granddaughter Leila; extended family grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Bella, Marcello, Kai, Kaylin, Keona, Alex, Danielle, Avery, Jax and Aiden; and many much loved nieces, nephews, Ricky’s family and his numerous friends.

Don was predeceased by his parents Edna and Bill Williams.

A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held in the Hall at Watergrove Park (99 Arbour Lake Road N.W.) on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosedale Hospice, Telephone: 403-263-4525, www.hospicecalgary.com/page/donate or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.

The family would like to extend a thank you to all the wonderful staff looking after Don’s palliative care, including everyone at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Rosedale Hospice.

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

 

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  1. Uncle Don was a kind, gentle loving and nice man. We will miss him. See you Sunday

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  2. Peter & Sylvia Martens

    So sorry for your loss. He will be missed. He was always fun to be around.

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  3. To the Williams Family, So very sorry for your loss, prayer’s and blessing to you all.

    Yolanda Moffatt

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  4. To Ricky , Terry, Dale , Randy, Brain, Van , & Family …Don was an incredible man who is loved by all who knew him !
    He was so strong.. he fought such a long and courageous battle against the cancer .
    I have so many great memories of him camping playing cards or just hanging out !
    He was ” Best Friend ” always willing to pitch in to help with anything he could …
    It was my pleasure to have known this great MAN … I will miss him
    Hugs and Prayers to you all

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  5. My deepest condolences to all in the Williams Family. I was lucky to curl with Don in Houston. He will be missed.
    Ron

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  6. Nicolette Anderson (Vincent)

    Dear Ricky and Family,

    My sincerest condolences at the loss of cousin Don. I will remember his smile, and his love of family, which was very evident every time that I saw him. I hope that your memories are a comfort to you now, and please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  7. Gray and Gloria Hodgetts

    Our deepest condolences to the entire family.We were privileged to know all of the family when the children were young. (So were we). We remember Don with love.

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  8. Sorry for your loss. My condolences to the entire family

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  9. Philip and AnnaFay Wicker

    Dear Rikki and Family,
    We were advised earlier this week by Al Schreiner about the passing of Don. We are so very sorry to hear about this. This brings back memories of long ago of the time that we spent with this very good man, while with Dominion Oilfield. By Don hiring me, our family became acquainted with your family, who came to Houston, from along way off. We have happy memories of being with Don and your family. We still have hopes of seeing all of you some day.
    May God bless each of you. Philip and Anna Fay Wicker

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