Condolence: Oh, Don,
It was such a shock to hear you had left our world so suddenly. I know you are with Jackie now and peacefully resting from a life time of hard work.
It was only weeks ago we had our last chat outside your home, shoveling I might add.
I always enjoyed a chat with you and get to see your wonderful smile.
You were telling me that you moved to have a bigger place for one of your step-
daughters whom came back to Timmins. You were very thoughtful.
For many years, you were very good to my Mother when she lived at 66 Brousseau.
Taking out all of her windows so she could was them and then putting them all back for her among many other things. I have had the opportunity to know you for many years and when I moved into 525 Westmount you came to do some things to fix things at my place. After working for Bradel, I then chatted with you at the Airport where you were working. I would see your White truck go by and we would wave. I know how much you missed Jackie and now you are back in her presence. Rest in peace my Friend. I will miss seeing you for now. To Brenda, Ricky and Darlene may you find peace in knowing your Mom and Don are together forever. Praying for you.
Condolence: I had the pleasure of working with Don for 10 years. Don was the hardest working man I have ever met. He could fix anything..I used to call him McGyver as what he did not have for parts for he would McGyver something to do the job, using parts he found and pieced together. Don was a quiet man who just loved to work. He told me how lucky he was to have met Bob Isaacson, who gave him the job that he loved so much. The two things Don loved in life were his job and his wife.
He spoke kindly of everyone and never judged anyone. They sure don't make them like Don Mackie anymore. Don's life will now be peaceful, and he will be with the love of his life, Jackie.
Condolence: Well, Don, Anne and I were surprised to learn of your death. It would seem that your old truck has outlived you. When you retired, we had hoped you would keep in touch and have a cup of tea but it didn't happen. Bob Isaacson and Jim Deluce relied on your dependable workmanship for many years. You were such a private man we really didn't get to know you but we did know that there was very little you couldn't fix.
Work was your life right up until the time you checked out at home. It's a blessing that you didn't linger with an condition that would have limited your ability to earn a living. We'll miss you, Don! You were a good man! We'll make a donation to Miron Wilson to help with your funeral expenses. Bill