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Donald Page

Donald Mitchell Page

Tuesday, December 11th, 1934 - Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Obituary

A life long resident of Ayr, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by the love of his family on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the age of 84 years. Beloved husband of 54 years to Alma (nee Dutton); cherished father to Jenny VanStuyvenberg (Gerry Dirksen), Naomi Knight (Rick) and Keith Page (Jen); much loved grandfather to Wyatt, Erin and Hayden VanStuyvenberg, William and Andrew Knight and Jillian and James Page. Also survived by his nephew Dave Chapman. Predeceased by his parents, G. Alvin Page and Hilda Mitchell; sister, Molly (Ross) Chapman and brother Jack Page as well as his niece Lynda Chard.
Don was born at home on Manley Street in Ayr. Apart from attending high school at Galt Collegiate Institute and working briefly at Whitehall's in Hespeler, Don's work (Watson's, Ventax), family and leisure life centred around his village. He loved playing centre field with the Ayr Vets/Vics and defence on the Ayr Rockets hockey team. He met Alma while curling in Ayr and in Paris and enjoyed gardening and golfing even into the Autumn of 2018. He passed away in his home of 52 years - two doors down the street from where he was born.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will take place at Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 183 Northumberland St., Ayr on Friday, February 1st, 2019, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday Feb 2nd at 11 a.m. Rev. Fred Walther officiating. Reception to follow. Interment at Ayr Cemetery, at a later date. In Don’s memory, donations to Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington would be appreciated. Online Condolences and donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. Kipp 519-632-8228.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 1st, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 1st, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Ayr Chapel, Wm Kipp Funeral Home
    Address
    183 Northumberland Street
    AYR, ON N0B 1E0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, February 1st, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 1st, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Ayr Chapel, Wm Kipp Funeral Home
    Address
    183 Northumberland Street
    AYR, ON N0B 1E0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Ayr Chapel, Wm Kipp Funeral Home
    Address
    183 Northumberland Street
    AYR, ON N0B 1E0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Location
    Christ Anglican Church
    Address
    50 Manley Street
    AYR, ON N0E 1E0
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Posted at 02:27pm
Dear Alma, Jenny, Naomi, Keith
Both Cary & My self were saddened to hear of the passing of Don, we both have many memories of growing up with the page family right next door. Don was always generous with his time and kindness to others. Never too busy to say hello.

Christopher Leich/ Cary Murray



Christopher Leich/Cary Murray

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Naomi Knight

Posted at 08:40am
Good Morning Naomi & Alma,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of our Golf Fore Life friend. Don was a wonderful man who brought laughter, joy and amazing golf talent to our program. His love for the game of golf shined so bright when he was strolling down the fairways with his friends. We will miss him dearly.

Thinking of you all during this difficult time, you are in our thoughts and prayers! I will be sure to notify the Golf Fore Life participants tomorrow and take time to reflect during social hour on our beautiful memories of Don.

Take care,

Natalie Gleadall
Inclusion Support Coordinator
Golf Fore Life & Sharing Dance l Community Programs & Services l City of Kitchener
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Naomi Knight

Posted at 08:40am
Hello Naomi,

We are just so sad to hear the news of your Dad. It was a truly, a pleasure and honor being able to spend so much time with him this past year golfing, singing, laughing and hearing all of his great stories. He was a wonderful man, who will be missed dearly by the golf fore life group.

We will be thinking about you, your mom and entire family. I have attached a link to some amazing photos of your Dad golfing.

He will always be in our hearts and memories.

Julie Laderoute
Peer Helper Coordinator | Program and Resource Services | City of Kitchener
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Naomi Knight

Posted at 08:38am
Dear Naomi & Family:

I am so saddened to hear of your dad’s passing.
Please pass my condolences onto your mom Alma, sister and rest of the family.
Thank you for making me aware. I am both heartbroken and thankful.

It was my honour to have been able to get to know and share time with your dad this past Summer and Fall. He was an exceptional golfer with the sweetest swing!
I was fortunate to be able to share many golf mornings caddying for your dad.
Don and I had some very special and fun filled golf cart rides together, as he sang his heart out with songs from his past (and mine). You dad even taught me a few new verses to some of my childhood songs! Your dad brought music to the fairways! I can still see him splayed out on the golf cart, legs outstretched and arms resting cross chest, taking his break just waiting and watching the others, humming another tune.

Your dad had a wonderful spirit and a great sense of humour, that he sometimes let us enjoy too.
He talked fondly of you and your mom and the family. He was always expressing his appreciation for how wonderful people were to him. He seemed to have a comfortable way about himself. I remember a few times, during the program’s “after golf refreshment time”, as golfers shared stories and expressed opinions about a topic, your dad often smiled broadly listening to the conversations. He once said to me in a nonchalant fashion, “People are just out enjoying people.” I agreed that that was a great takeaway.

Your dad brought a special joy to our golf mornings.
Thank you for bringing him out to our Golf-Fore-Life program!
May he rest in peace and may he still be singing away.

Warmest Regards,
Mary
(From the 2018 Golf-Fore-Life staff team)

SK

steve knechtel

Posted at 01:53pm
Condolences to the Page family. Always enjoyed Don at the rinks, and when our paths crossed in town. Always chatted about sports, local and beyond. Will miss those meetings.
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Dad and his caddy at Rockway - Summer 2018
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