1924 ~ WOOD ~ 2014

Posted: March 10th, 2014

Born August 29th, 1924 in Hanley, Saskatchewan, Donald “Don” William Wood, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the age of 89 years.

Don was the beloved husband of Doreen, loving father of Nancy Elander, Don M. Wood, and William “Bill” Wood; loving grandfather to Jennifer (Brenden) Bianchini, Allison (Carl) Reine and Morgan (Sayaka) Elander; great-grandfather to Celia, Edwin and Sora. Don was the son of Harold and Jessie Wood. They moved from Hanley to Weirdale, Saskatchewan in the 1930’s where they opened the General Store. He married Doreen Dickinson in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in 1947. Don joined the OK Economy Stores in 1948 and moved from PA to Kinistino, to Eston and back to PA where they lived until they opened the Hickory Farms in Medicine Hat in 1980. Don was predeceased by his parents; and his brother, Alexander O. (Sandy) Wood. Don was an avid gardener and hockey/curling fan. He took great pride and joy in his flowers and the variety of birds he attracted with all their bird feeders. A Private Family Time of Remembrance will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Don’s memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Society, #101 – 928 Allowance Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 3G7, or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, #124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Don Wood. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Patricia Feenstra says:

    Dear Wood Family;
    Sending my prayers to at this time and the days to come, have fond memories of visiting with you at the store and whiling delivering the newspaper.
    take strength in from one another as you go through this time and go through all the firsts without Don.
    hugs and prayers
    Patricia Feenstra and family

  2. Don Dickinson says:

    Dear Doreen,Nancy,Bill and Don,
    It’s with fondness and respect that I remember Uncle Don; he was a kind, gentle and decent man. I recall his patience and secret smile whenever, as the OK’s store manager, he accepted with a twinkle Grannie Dickinson’s criticism of his store’s pork chop prices as compared to those at Safeway. For a short time he gave me a job at his store, and always remained calm, even in the face of a teen-aged boy’s idiocy. He was, in the highest sense, a civilized person — fair-minded, good-humoured and sincere. His love for Doreen and you, his family , never wavered. In the time to come, I hope remembering his strengths will help you deal with his loss.
    With best wishes,
    Don Dickinson and Family

  3. Dawn says:

    Please accept our most sincere condolences. May you find comfort in the Almighty God’s promise of everlasting life ( John 3:16) an eternity with loved ones never having to part ways.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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