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McKillop, Donald

MCKILLOP, Donald Duncan - With sorrow the family and friends of Donald Duncan McKillop announce his passing on July 11, 2009. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, in 1936, Donald was the son of Mary McKillop (nee McGregor) (predeceased 2004) and David Lindsay McKillop (predeceased 1978). He was a brother to Elva Margaret (predeceased 1943), David (wife Dorothy), Douglas (wife Sheila), James (wife Beverly) and Jane (partner Denis). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Donald was proud of his heritage and of the achievements of his family: he, himself, added to that heritage. After attending school in Sudbury, her trained as a teacher in North Bay, then returned to teach in elementary school. In 1959 he left to teach at the R.C.A.F. base in Baden-Solligen, West Germany, with the honorary rank of Captain. He returned to Sudbury, then left to teach in Toronto on 1965. Many of his students remember and honour the role he played in shaping their lives. Always an advocate of education, Donald returned to university to complete a degree in History at the University of Western Ontario. He was an avid supporter of opera, theatre, ballet, classical music and the visual arts and was a great supporter of conservation. He enjoyed his many travels throughout the world and the many friends he made on those travels. He revelled in the diversity and vibrancy of Toronto. He was a generous and welcoming host and a passionate and intense man. Those who knew him shall both grieve his death and celebrate his life. A special thanks to Dr. A.G. Anderson, the staff and doctors at Western Hospital, and the Palliative Care Unit at the E.W. Bickle Centre. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. At Donald's request, cremation at death with no funeral. A Memorial Celebration of his life will be held at a future date.

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