A lifelong resident of the area, Donald Bruce Harper, passed away peacefully at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, June 5, 2012. He was in his 81st year.
The son of Henry and Beulah (nee St. Pierre) Harper, Donald was born in Chesterville, on April 25, 1933. He was the fourth child born in a family of 10 children. Donald lived a number of years in Williamsburg and most recently was a resident of Morrisburg. He enjoying his job as a cheese maker and worked hard at it.
He had been in failing health for several years as he had a heart condition. Despite his failing health, he was cheery and optimistic.
He loved to tease and enjoyed seeing his children and grandchildren. Family meant the world to him.
Donald was the beloved husband of Marjorie (nee Windsor). He was loving father of Bert (GeriAnne) of Ingleside, Marilon Deneault of Cornwall, Brent, Donna Hodgson, Reg (Ken) all of Morrisburg and step-father of Andrew (Lynn) Lewis of Chesterville and Barry Windsor of Morrisburg.
He was cherished grandfather of several grandchildren and dear brother of Shirley (Harold) Montgomery of Morrisburg, Marjorie Collison and Norma Belanger, both of Brockville, Arlene (Orval) Millward of Morrisburg and Edna Belanger of Brockville.
He will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews.
Donald was predeceased by son Rodger, sister Pauline Harper, by brothers Doug and Bert and by an infant brother Reggie.
Friends were received at the Parker Funeral Home in Morrisburg on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Saturday, June 8, 2013, with Rev. Arlyce Schiebout officiating.
Interment was at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville.
Pallbearers were Brent Harper, Robbey Harper, Eric Millward, Ian Millward, Andrew Windsor and Currie McIntosh.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society are gratefully acknowledged.
Condolences may be made at www.parkerofmorrisburg.com