Donald Geldart passed away at the Willett Hospital in Paris on Friday May 29th in the evening time, a time of day that he would have happily watched television with tea in hand in the comfort of the family room. Don is forever remembered by his wife, Lina. He is survived by his daughter, Sybil (Steve) and four grandchildren, Madison, Joseph, Julian and Rachel.
Don worked many long and rewarding years at Graham Packaging Limited in Mississauga until retirement in 2005. His plan for retirement was to bask in the sun on a boat on the waters of Northern Ontario. He got to do that for a while, which made him grin with delight. Don spent much of his adult life, when not working at the plant, creating a serene personal home space—which we reckon gave him a satisfying existence. In our opinion, the end came too early, for he had much left to do outdoors and had many friends, neighbours and acquaintances still to talk to and laugh with. He has instead joined his departed parents, Donald and Frances Geldart.
Don will be laid to rest at Oakhill Cemetery in Brantford. In Don’s memory, donations to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.