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Submitted by amber on Thu, 01/19/2023 - 02:43:PM

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, at Perley Health, in Ottawa on Monday, January 16, 2023; age 89.  Beloved husband of Marguerite Langlois (nee Rheaume). Loving father of André (Gail) and Michel (Cindy). Cherished grandfather of, Caitlin, Julia and Krystal, great-grandfather of Kaydin. Predeceased by his parents Wilfred Langlois and Emily Fougère, by sisters Marie, Viola, and Geraldine and by brother Robert. Donald will be missed by many nieces, nephews, and friends both in Canada and in the US.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services (280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa), on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 1 p.m., an interment with military honours will take place in the National Military Cemetery located at Beechwood Cemetery in the spring. For those who wish to donate in Donald’s memory, you may do so towards a charity of your choice.

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Gloria Watson

Rest In Peace dear friend

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Robert Kleinsteuber

Thank you for your service Sir. May you Rest in Peace forever.

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Mark Heagle

I had the pleasure to meet you only once. It’s a shame there could not have been more as I would have liked to get to know you better. I do know the person you were though through the deeds of your son. Rest easy.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 01/21/2023 - 10:43:AM

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George & Danette McDaniel

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a great guy. We had many laughs together.

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Jim & Colleen Smith

It is with deep sadness that we won't be able to reconnect with Don after sharing so many years and happy memories together. As a young Private soldier stationed in Germany in the late 1970's early 80's, Don was one of, and certainly the most favourite, supervisors and mentors. His sage advice and guidance helped me immensely throughout my Canadian Military life both as a non-commissioned and commissioned officer. Don was all about mentoring his juniors to help them succeed, seldom ever thinking about himself. In those days, Colleen and I spent many get- togethers with Don and Marg whether it was in Germany, Ottawa, Hull or at their cottage in Quebec. Regretfully, we lost touch over the last 25 years. We, and the world, will greatly miss such a colorful, entertaining, self-sacrificing and lovable character. Rest in Peace Don, you are one of the best. Jim & Colleen

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Don Murray

Once met, Don was the kind of guy who, coupled with Marguerite, simply was someone to emulate. Generous with his time, attention, empathy and good humour he dramatically changed the direction of my career, my sports and ultimately my attitude as to how to face life and even death.

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Gilles Côté

I cherish the wonderful times we shared in Lahr. Don was a prince of a guy with a heart of gold. He had a positive attitude and a great sense of humour. Thanks for your service and friendship. RIP

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Anne Gilchrist

I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Don while we were stationed in Germany. He was a wonderful, fun-loving person who was a joy to work with. The swear jar he put in the orderly room to keep the troop conversations clean allowed us to go out for the occasional lunch.

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Missy

My sincere condolences.

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Donna McInnis Lyle

Dear Margarite and family. I share in your sadness losing your beloved husband and Father. Dad,Joe Quinn will miss his “buddy” his longtime friend.Much Love Donna

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