Swindall, Donald 'Don' Ernest

Swindall, Donald 'Don' Ernest

December 22nd, 2017

Peacefully at University Hospital on December 22, 2017, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Mary C. Swindall. Loving father of Bill Swindall (May), Mary Jayne Bambury (Peter) and Paul Swindall (Margot). Cherished grandfather of Derek (Laura), Matthew, Laura (Cody), Erin (Roger), Alex (Derek), Kelsey, Shawn and David; great-grandfather of Reese, Addison and Evey. Dear brother of Delores Allen. Predeceased by brothers and sisters: William, Raymond, Thomas, Margaret (Wilkie) and Pauline (Lankin). Don was a proud member of the London Police force for 35 years. He faithfully served the Byron Optimist community for over 50 years. He was an avid golfer, photographer, airplane enthusiast and enjoyed traveling the world with his love, Mary. Don will be remembered as a gentleman who treated all with kindness and respect and who valued family above all. A memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Don are asked to consider the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario or a charity of your choice. 

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Michael McCombMy deepest sympathies go out to Mary and the family.
Sue & Bryan AllenSo sorry to hear of Don's passing.
Randy & Sandra PetrieWe are so saddened for your loss. Uncle Don was such a kind and gentle soul who will me missed by all who knew and loved him. He touched many lives. God bless you all and help you through this difficult time.
Richard PincombeOn behalf of the Byron Optimists, I want to pass on our deepest condolences to Don's family. He was a wonderful person who gave so much to his family, friends and community. His kindness, humble nature, and gentleness were engaging to all who met him. People were drawn to him because of the way he treated others. His contribution to the Byron Optimists is deeply appreciated. He touched so many lives. Please accept our sympathies on his passing. Richard Pincombe President The Optimist Club of Byron
Creemore Springs BreweryOur deepest condolences Paul & family. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Your Creemore family.
Irene Penhale & Hugh MillsOur sincere condolences to Mary and the family. Our thoughts are with you. Don was a gentleman and had a gentle spirit. His entire family will miss him.
Sharon Scrimshaw/Ken CoddMary and family I was saddened to hear about Don’s passing. I wish all of you my sympathy and the strength you will need in the next while. Know that our hearts are with everyone of you. Love to you. Sharon and Ken
Gerry Doyle & Sue AllenOur deepest sympathy to Mary and the Swindall family
Gerry Doyle & Sue AllenOur deepest sympathy to Mary and the Swindall family
Gerry Doyle & Sue AllenOur deepest sympathy to Mary and the Swindall family
Gerry Doyle & Sue AllenOur deepest sympathy to Mary and the Swindall family
Gearkd & Joyce Inch & FamilySorry to hear of the passing of Donald, a respected gentleman always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mary and family.
Bruce Chown On behalf of the Chown family I offer our sincerest condolences on the passing of Don , As great a neighbour anyone could ever have and as a kid he was like a rock , someone to look up to . To Mary , Bill , Mary Jayne and Paul our thoughts and prayers are with you .
Sue SamworthThe old neighbourhood is slowly dwindling. Another of the best has gone. Condolences from all of our family to all of yours. Those great memories will never be forgotten. The Samworths
Gary HetesiKnew Don well and ran into him and Mary in Covent Garden Market quite a few times over the past few years. They always recognized me! despite the passing of the years. Good man. Sad day. He will be fondly remembered and thought of dearly...
Nancy ClancyThis is a terrible loss to our family. Uncle Don will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man. Knowing he was here helped me so much after I lost my Dad (Bill Swindall), and now I will have to rely on my memory of the love and bear hugs he shared with me. Deepest condolences to Aunt Mary and children.
Avril pottsMy deepest sympathy on the loss of Don. My mom and dad ( Bob and Olga Young). Were very dear friends and I always looked for them when I attend the police banquets. So very sorry for the loss of this gentle giant
Alan Keutscha consummate professional, a wonderful mentor and a good friend. A dedicated Police Officer with a lovely and loving wife. I'm sure Don will be missed by all who knew him. Deepest sympathies.
Joan TurnerMary, sincere condolences to you and your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this sad time
david hickeyWell the Silver Fox has gone home.Total respect for a man who cared for his crew will miss you Don.RIP.
Bryan NicholsMy deepest condolences on the passing of an outstanding and dedicated man. On behalf of the Nichols family, may fond memories offset the sorrow.
Carol MurphyDear Mary, So sorry to hear of Don's passing. Keep your memories close to your Hearts & He will always be with you. Love Carol
Alec and Valeri ScottOur condolences to you and your loved ones at this sad time. Our sympathy and thoughts are with you and may you always hold fond memories of your time together.
Theresa MikulaOur thoughts and prayers go out to all of you from the McGrattan/Mikula family. Bill and I have great memories of growing up and having Don as "one of our dads on Jellicoe Cres" Ron and I are out of the country but we will be thinking of you tomorrow. Love to the entire Swindall Family
Jane JohnsonMary Jane, Pete & family My sincere condolences on the loss of your father. My thoughts & prayers are with you..
Sherry Smith My sincere condolences to Mary and all the family . Up until last evening my brother Mark and I were going to attend the celebration of life , but I live north - west of London and the roads are just too bad . Your description of Don as a gentleman was how I always saw him . He and Mary were friends of our Mom and Dad and my brother and I thank them for all the visits to Mom. Our thoughts are with you all and hope that all the wonderful memories will help you at this time . Sherry Smith and Mark Gough
Geri & Don StewartAunt Mary, Bill & May, Mary Jayne & Peter, Paul & Margot & families. We are so sorry we could not make Uncle Don's memorial today. Because of the weather and the closing of Highway 402 we were not able to travel from Mooretown to London. However are thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We will remember Uncle Don as a wonderful caring man who was loved by all. He is probably right now playing cards with Nelson who thought the world of him. Our love to all. Geri & Don
Maureen Gerber (Willie)Thinking of Mary and the family with the loss of a kind thoughtful Gentleman.
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