Don passed away peacefully at Innisfree House on June 13, 2016. Beloved husband of his high school sweetheart, Nancy (Parsons). Loving dad of Christine (Terry) and Pamela. Also survived by sister Bonnie Nielsen (Ole) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son Jeffrey (1977) and parents Tom and Reta Buckingham.
Don graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1962. He practiced as a manager of Dell Chemists in Brantford before co-owning The Prescription Shoppe in Cambridge until his retirement in 1998. Don came out of retirement to assist as a Pharmacy Technician at Preston Medical Pharmacy until 2014. He enjoyed making new friends at the Cambridge YMCA and for a short time, volunteered for their wellness program.
To honour Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Don during a Celebration of Life held at the Galt Country Club (750 Coronation Blvd., Cambridge) on Sunday, June 26th from 2 – 5 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Innisfree House, CMH Medical Daycare, CCAC or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.