It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Donald Caldwell on Thursday August 20, 2020. Don passed away peacefully, in his 79th year, surrounded by his family, after a lengthy battle with his health. Beloved husband and best friend of Diane for 52 years. Loving father of Sarah (Gary). He will be missed by his sister Maureen, step-sister Fran (Jenny), and extended family and friends. Predeceased by his parents George and Barbara, brother Graham and step-brother Tom (Arleen). Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place at a later date.
Born in Drummore, Scotland, Don came to Canada at the age of 10. He met his wife Diane at EXPO67 on a blind date. Don was known for his kind heart, loving spirit, friendliness and wonderful sense of humour. Throughout his life, his career path included ambulance driver, time with the RCAF, O.P.P Constable & Federal Government supervisor/trainer. He also earned his B.A. from UWO as a senior student.
He could always be seen cheering on the UWO Mustangs football team and rarely missed a game on TV, even when in hospital. Don loved the water and sailing, and had many wonderful times on the lakes with Tom, John, Greg and Sarah. He was an avid reader and NASCAR fan. His love of cooking was discovered shortly after his marriage, much to Diane's delight, and he passed that love on to Sarah.
We are at peace knowing that even though we will miss him dearly, he will now be with his Heavenly Father, and reunited with so many of his closest friends, family, and his best "fur" buddy Quincey.
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our family physician, Dr. Vashti Tupper, who has been with Don and our family throughout his illness and for 30+ years. Her quick referrals to appropriate specialists when needed was so appreciated and added to Don’s life immensely.
We also wish to thank Dr. Faisal Rehman and the I.V. Blood Therapy Clinic at U.H. as well as Dr.A Sandu.
Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Don are asked to consider Colborne Street United Church or Canadian Blood Services.