It is with sad hearts and a lifetime of wonderful memories that the family of Donald DeBlieck announces his passing on December 22, 2016 at the age of 84 years, after a brave and dignified battle with mesothelioma.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years Margaret–semicolon– daughters: Kerry, Lynn (David), Laurie (Chris)–semicolon– sister, Karyn (Ron)–semicolon– grandchildren: Rory (Kayla), Leah and Teresa–semicolon– one great grandson, Benson–semicolon– along with many dear friends and relatives.
Don was predeceased by his parents, Olga and Maurice–semicolon– son-in-law, Gordon.
Don was a retired mechanical contractor. He and Margaret proudly owned and operated a plumbing service company, Don DeBlieck Plumbing, for many years before semi – retiring and spending winters in the sunshine of Palm Springs. Don had a passion for sports and followed the Edmonton Eskimos and the Edmonton Oilers. He will be remembered as a very kind, generous, and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at the River Ridge (St. Albert), Lewis Estates, the Home Care Team, and the General Hospital Unit 9Y Palliative Care Team who showed such caring and compassion.
Special thanks to Dr. Carney and Dr. Chana for their expertise and support.
In keeping with Don’s wishes, no service will be held.
Memorial Donations to the Cross Cancer Institute would be appreciated by the family. Don was much loved and will be in our hearts forever.