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.
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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.