HEPBURN, Donald James -
Of Rockwood, passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Monday, March 2, 2020, in his 74th year.
Beloved husband and soul mate of Margaret (McLaine) for over 50 years. Loved father of Billy (Carolyn), Kelly, Shane, Chad (Shannon), Sus (Richard), Amy (Mark), Russell (Trish), Tracy (Mike), Donna (Larry) and Jamie. Cherished grandfather of many, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as a little bundle on the way. Dear brother of Joyce (the late Jack) Sargent, Ken (Joan), Gary (Debbie), Larry (Kathy), Steven (Carolyn) and brother-in-law of Davey Drexler. Predeceased by his father Russell Hepburn, mother Jessie Thatcher, sister Anne, brother Wayne and grandson Devon.
Donny was truly the “Don” of our family. They were his pride and joy. Donny adopted many as his own. He was a wealth of knowledge, an entrepreneur and, you could say, a “jack of all trades”. His favourite pastimes were fishing, Nascar and of course we cannot leave out wheeling and dealing! He was a pro at that! He was truly loved by all.
Friends will be received at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 1-4 pm. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 2 pm. Reception to follow at the Red Chevron Club, 34 Elizabeth St., Guelph. Spring interment at Rockwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Kidney Foundation, The Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
|A tree will be planted in memory of Donald J. Hepburn in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm.|