It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald, after a courageous battle with cancer on January 12, 2018. He passed in the comfort of his home, at the age of 71 years. Beloved husband of 50 years to Marion (nee Lawson). Loving dad of Jeffery (Cathy), Danielle Nekoda (John) and Shannan. Proud grandpa of Devyn, Kove and Elizabeth. Survived by his brothers Bill (Vera), John (Marina) and George (Lorraine). Don served in the Navy for 3 years, followed by a lengthy career as a long distance truck driver. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing with his grandkids, and spoiling the dogs, Bentley and Mongoose. He was an avid Leafs fan and a supporter of the Brantford Blast. The family will receive friends at the TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. Visitation will resume on Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of the service at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Cremation has taken place. Don was stoic throughout his illness. Many thanks to all the healthcare professionals for their excellent care. Donations in memory of Don can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.