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Donald Saunders 

SAUNDERS, Donald Robert Beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Don died peacefully after a lengthy and valiant battle with cancer on December 18, 2009. Don served his country with great distinction in Canada and abroad for over 40 years and his selfless dedication and outstanding contributions were recognized by his government and our allies. Don was well informed, widely read and articulate on many topics of current interest. He enjoyed a good argument and always defended his position with vigour and reason, and never with rancour. Don loved to travel and during his career he saw much of the world. Don enjoyed his monthly poker games with his friends and brothers, card games with his family and the occasional glass of single malt scotch. But most of all, Don enjoyed being with his family, especially his much loved grandchildren. Don is survived by his wife Susan; his children Mike (Jackie) and Kathy (Chris); his grandchildren Katie, Will, Kaiya and Georgia; his brothers Larry and Bill and their families who will all miss him greatly. Family and friends will gather at the Pinecrest Reception Room on Tuesday, December 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. to exchange their fond memories of Don. No flowers please. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.colefuneralservices.com


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OFARTS Canada 2006-2009 Old Foreign Affairs Retired Technicians, Canada