Donald Robert Misener London Obituary

Donald Robert Misener

<p>When a man is part of his canoe, he is part of all that canoes have ever known </p><p>– Author Unknown</p><p><br></p><p>After a lengthy illness, Donald Robert Misener died peacefully in his home on Sunday February 11th, two months shy of his 84th birthday. </p><p><br></p><p>Son of Ethel Cust and Lloyd Misener, he was born April 3rd 1940 in St. Catharines, Ontario. He is pre-deceased by his parents and devoted sister, Jean (Ebisuzaki). He is survived by his loving wife Bonda (Rennick), daughter Laura and her husband Gordon (Osinski), son Robert and his partner Karen (Irvine). In his most loved role as grandfather, he leaves behind three wonderful grandchildren, Alexander, Bronwyn and Logan. </p><p><br></p><p>Don spent his youth in St. Catharines playing all sports possible, and with the stories he has shared over the years, it’s a wonder he made it to this age. He went on to a career with Canada Border Services Agency. He loved the outdoors, spending much time away on canoe trips with his friends and family. He also loved fishing, having been a member of the Ottawa Fish and Game Club for many years while living there. His passion for canoeing and fishing has been passed down to his children and grandchildren. Don was also an artist with immense talents that he kept mostly to himself. </p><p><br></p><p>Having lived in St. Catharines, Hawkesbury and Ottawa, he spent his final years in London, Ontario. The family would like to thank LHSC and the VON for the immense care he received during his final years. </p><p><br></p><p>Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life at A. Millard George Funeral Home, www.amgfh.com on Sunday February 18th from 1pm to 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation- www.cpff.ca/donate. </p><p><br></p>
April 3, 1940 - February 11, 202404/03/194002/11/2024
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Beverley Rennick & John Fiset
February 16
Donald — un vrai bon vivant!
Our family is diminished without his presence.
Bonda (my sister) truly was the love of his life, and wherever they lived, Don made a point of meeting people, and dogs in the neighbourhood. He shared his wit and wisdom, lots of gardening advi...
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A candle was posted for Donald Robert Misener.
A candle was posted for Donald Robert Misener.
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Herb Ebisuzaki
February 14
Hey Don! So many memories of the ones that got away. So many days waiting in an ice hut on Lake Simcoe, freezing in the Nottawasaga River with water leaking into our waders or huddling for warmth in a boat in Georgian Bay in the fall, all for the ones that got away. Sad... Continue Reading
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Dennis BeGora
February 14
'back in the day'
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Livio Tornabene
February 13
Don and Bonda have always been a warm and welcoming presence in our lives. When we moved into our first home, it was a happy surprise to find we were now neighbours as well. They quickly became part of the little family we began there shortly thereafter — cheering us fro... Continue Reading
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Dawn Ruddick
February 12
We share a driveway with Don’s daughter and family. We have happy memories of laughs and bits of wisdom Don would impart in the driveway, back yard, or in the neighborhood. He always greeted us with a smile and a twinkle in his eye. Don was full of life and a champion of... Continue Reading
A candle was posted for Donald Robert Misener.
A candle was posted for Donald Robert Misener.
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Funeral Home Owner
February 12