Donald Francis Weatherall (Ret’d)

09 Mar 18

July 21, 1931 – March 9, 2018

Don went peacefully home to be with the Lord at the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice in Kanata on March 9th at the age of 86. He was born on a warm, sunny day in Ottawa to Hilda Mary Redman and Francis Harold Weatherall. At the age of 8, he developed his lifelong interest in electronics by reading his Uncle Mel’s Popular Mechanics magazines and made it a career.

After his graduation from Ottawa Technical High School in 1949, he joined the Canadian Army Signal Corps where he studied electronics. From 1953-1974, he worked for the Department of National Defence. His next position as a Foreign Service Technician at External Affairs took him to various places including parts of Africa, Belgium, and Hong Kong, where he was responsible for the installation and maintenance of telecommunications equipment.

His interests included amateur radio, reading, listening to music, fixing broken mechanical equipment and electronics, and feeding squirrels. After his retirement in 1987, he enjoyed a quiet and happy life.

He is predeceased by his brother David, and is survived by his dear older sister Phyllis. He will be dearly missed by his wife Michèle, daughter Reva Atkinson (née Lynn Weatherall), her husband Peter, grandson Alex, and extended family. Don’s family would like to express their deep gratitude and appreciation for the staff and volunteers at the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice, and the staff from St. Elizabeth Home Health, all who cared for him.

He will be remembered for his kind and gentle manner, sensitive, loving, and caring personality.

Details for the Celebration of Life can be obtained by contacting:

Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes,

3440 Richmond Rd, Nepean, ON

The occasion will be held on Saturday March 24th , from 10:30 am until time of the Celebration of Life in the chapel at 11:30 am.

Donations may be made to the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice.

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