WANNAMAKER, Donald (Ret. Instructor - Canadian Armed Forces)...Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family & friends at his son's home on Sunday December 25th, 2016 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Wannamaker (McDonald). Loving father of Barry & his wife Elaine, Karen Way & her husband the late William, Connie Wannamaker, David & his wife Tracey, Margaret Sharpe & her husband Stephen, Donnie & his wife Linda and Danny & his wife Sue. Loving grandfather to 20 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Donald is survived by his sister Clara & the late Wally Tousseant. Predeceased by his brothers Kenneth, Reginald and Vernon. The family will receive friends at the Weaver Family Funeral Home-East Chapel, 29 Bay St., Trenton on Thursday December 29th, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to be held at the East Chapel on Friday December 30th, 2016 at 11 am. Spring interment Mount Evergreen Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Online guest book & condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com
Special thank you to Dr. Bob and Jennifer Webster, CCAC, Para-med nurses Anne Marie and Janice, PSW Corey for all your care and guidance during Dad's illness. Pastor Charmaine and Dad's friends from The Church of the Nazarene. Your visits and prayers lifted Dad's spirits. An extra special thank you to Marie Childerhose (Momma), without you, keeping Dad out of the hospital would have been impossible. This meant the world to Dad and even more to us. We are so grateful for you.
Dad served in the Armed Forces (Army) from 1951 - 1972. He was in the Hasty P's, Vandoo's, Blackwatch and RCR. He was on several peacekeeping tours. Dad served with honour and pride. He always enjoyed telling stories of his time in the military, and would often say "I wish I could still serve, as it was a Great Life". Dad was also a huge sports enthusiast. He loved his Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. Dad missed mom everyday, but what a gift for both of them on Christmas Day. Dad we love and miss you. Till we meet again. God Bless