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Donald Mowat

Donald James Mowat

Monday, April 6th, 1964 - Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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MOWAT, Donald James “Don” -
Peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on March 5th 2019 at the age of 54. Beloved son of Leroy and Gail Mowat. Cherished brother of Mike Mowat and his wife Cathy. Loving uncle of Brandon, Jacqueline and Ryan. Beloved nephew, cousin and dear friend to many. He will be fondly remembered by Anne-Marie and his friends in Banff. Don was a true outdoorsman and nature lover who spent over 30 years living in Banff and exploring the Rocky Mountains. Visitation will be held at W.C. TOWN FUNERAL CHAPEL, 110 Dundas Street East, Whitby, on Tuesday, March 12th 2019 from 1 – 2pm followed immediately by a memorial service in the funeral home chapel at 2pm. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Parks Canada and condolences may be expressed online at
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    W. C. Town Funeral Chapel
    110 Dundas Street East
    WHITBY, ON L1N 2H7
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  • Service

    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 2:00pm
    W. C. Town Funeral Chapel
    110 Dundas Street East
    WHITBY, ON L1N 2H7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    W. C. Town Funeral Chapel
    110 Dundas Street East
    WHITBY, ON L1N 2H7
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Lisa Fitchett

Posted at 02:00pm
Donny, your mom returned my call and I could not believe the words she said. I instantly had this empty feeling in my heart. I thank you for all the wonderful memories like going to Two-Jack Lake laying on the ice looking up at the stars, playing hockey on vermilion lakes, hiking and enjoying each others company watching a game at you place. Thanks also for all the conversations most good some tear felt. You were a very special man no works can describe how special you where, and I am so grateful you where part of my life for all these years. You will always hold a special place in my heart, lov'ya Donny. Gail you raised a phenomenal man. To you and your family my thoughts and prayers are with you. Lisa

Susan Krause

Posted at 07:21am
A kind, honest, loyal, loving man. A very special man. Wonderful memories of skiing with him, laughing, planning bushwhacking routes to headwaters. Friends for thirty years. The world feels like a different place now. Kind of empty, and not as safe. Love to him forever, and to his friends and family.
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Gloria Folden

Posted at 08:42pm
Dear Family When I opened the paper this week and saw Don's photo I gasped. I worked in Brewster Travel which was one of the shops on the street level of the Mount Royal Hotel where Don worked. I remember him as being such a handsome, sweet man with a great disposition. I am so very sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Gloria Folden

Lori Bayne

Posted at 11:48am
My condolences to Don's Family. I worked with Don while at Brewster Tours & Transportation. He was a wonderful man, always with a smile and helping hand.

Colleen Ram

Posted at 04:49pm
My husband & I had fond memories of Donnie - he was a great guy & will be missed.

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