Beloved husband of Patricia Ruth. Loving father of Holly Ryan and husband Trent. Poppa to his Granddaughter Halle Dawn Ryan, which he was so proud of. Survived by his Brothers Robert of Kitchener, Wray of Owen Sound, His sisters Betty Scheifele of Sault St. Marie, Jeannette Cannon of Port Elgin and Sandra Border of Owen Sound.
Predeceased by his parents Edgar and Lydia Border, Brothers Allan, Bill, David and Sister Doreen.
Donnie was a retired Captain after 32 years with Waterloo Fire Department, a member of the Waterloo Legion and a member of Knox Presbyterian Church Waterloo.
Don was an avid Snooker player and spent his retirement years attending Auction sales and refinishing furniture.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the ER staff at St. Mary’s Hospital for their professionalism and compassionate care provided during Don's many trips. Thanks to the caring nurses at Freeport Hospital. Special Thank you to Dr. Joseph Lee, Dr. Yue, Dr. Ward and close friend Linda Szozda.
There will be no visitation or service as per Don's wishes.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Freeport Hospital or St. Mary's Hospital.