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Donald Daynes

Donald Daynes

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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Obituary for Donald Murray Daynes

Daynes, Donald - On Wednesday, November 27th Don, peacefully passed away at his home in Millbrook, Ontario surrounded by his family where he then journeyed to be with his Lord and Saviour.

Don was a devoted husband to Teresa. Beloved Father of Mark (predeceased in 2011) and his wife Anna. Beloved Father to Stephen and his wife Rebecca.

Don leaves a beautiful legacy through the lives of his remarkable Grandchildren; Joshua, Noah, Ellise, Daniella, Rachael, Emily and Chelsea.

Don had a gift in connecting with people and he believed that everyone deserved a remarkable life. Whatever the situation Don may have seen a person in, he found a way to come into their life. He was an advocate, a confidant, a mentor and he made it impossible for anyone to leave a conversation with him without laughing or having a smile on their face.

Don believed that through showing kindness and love, people’s lives could be transformed. In the years in which he was given, Don proceeded to impact lives, accomplishing the good work God intended him to do.

Don strived to empower people and through words of encouragement to those he met or taught, he affirmed to them about his belief in the life changing power of Hope. “We can lose many things, opportunities and people in the course of our lives. These are the times when your hope will step in. Without Hope you have nothing. With Hope you have everything.”

Visitation will take place at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay on Tuesday, December 3rd from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will take place at Fairview Baptist Church, 130 Colborne St. W., Lindsay on Wednesday, December 4th at 1:00 p.m. If desired, a memorial donation to the Native Christian Fellowship Church would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences can be made at www.mackeys.ca

For anyone unable to attend the service, please use this link to view: https://youtu.be/1g7rs4KuSpA

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Mackey Funeral Home
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Tuesday, December 3, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mackey Funeral Home
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Tuesday, December 3, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Fairview Baptist Church
    130 Colborne Street West
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Wednesday, December 4, 2019
    Pastor Clay Hilton

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Diana Gresku

My thoughts and prayers are with Teresa and Don's family during this time. I met Don and Teresa years ago in Fort McMurray. They supported me and mentored me, and welcomed me with open arms. I would not be where I am today without their support, and our time together inspired me in so many ways. Thank you so much for everything. I will always remember Don's warmth, kindness and the knowledge he shared with me.
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Nancy Wood

My prayers and thoughts are with Don's family at this time.
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I’m absolutely heartbroken over the loss of this beautiful man Don Daynes, not only threw his teachings of helping me threw some of the darkest days of my life. His knowledge I will carry with me forever. Thank you for being my shoulder too cry on, your ears too always listen too me, your teaching too have forever and carry them on. I looked up too you as my mentor and as friend, it is because of people like you I remain sober and clean from the darkest time of my past thank you sir for serving our community with grace and confidants. I will never forget the impact you had in my life !! It is with the heaviest heart I send my condolences to Your beautiful wife Treasa, family and friends you will be sadly missed 🙏😭💔 Tina Barrett & Family
Comment | Posted at 11:56pm via Condolence

Nunzio Raso

To the Daynes Family, my Deepest Condolences to you and your Family. I am sure he is with Mark and smiling down on us. Nunzio Raso and Family.
Comment | Posted at 09:29pm via Condolence

john crawford

John Crawford
When I first moved to Queen St. and met Donnie who lived across the street I think we both knew we would be best friends and we were all through our childhood years until I moved on to Toronto. Donnie and I spent countless hours looking for hardball games, playing football in vacant lots, swimming at the Rainbow bridge and
terrorizing the neighborhood with our BB guns. Mischief seemed to follow us. Many nights we would gather for the Daynes jam sessions with Morley and George with their dad Dunc in the kitchen on Queen St. and then later on Cambridge St. At the spur of the moment he would recruit me to hitchhike to Oshawa and see his sister Marlene. Although we didn't see much of each other in our later years Donnie would visit me in Whitby and tell me of his Christian convictions and made me very proud to have been his friend. I was and will always cherish the friendship I had with this loving person and know he will be peaceful with his Lord.
Always John "Red" Crawford
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