MEHLEN, Donald

Posted: September 19th, 2020

Donald “Don” Gilmore Mehlen

1933 – 2020

Mr. Don Mehlen passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, born on April 24, 1933 to Gilmore and Helen Mehlen.

Don lived and was educated in Nemiscan and Foremost, Alberta. Graduating from the Foremost High School in 1952. He then directed his ambitions to banking and later to excavating for many years. He met and married Mary in 1964 and together they raised their three sons on a farm south of Foremost.

Don will be remembered by his sons Dan (Drianne) Mehlen, Dale (Susan) Mehlen, Billy (Audie) Mehlen; grandchildren Brylee, Ashaya, Josh, Spencer, Easton, Britney (Levi), Bret (Sharlyn); great-grandchildren Adley and Gabriel; sister Vivian and family; as well as many cousins and friends who will keep his story alive.

Don was predeceased by his mother in 1983 and his father in 1989, as well as his brother Gary in 1995.

To the staff, doctors and nurses at Edith Cavell who serve the senior residents with love and dignity, especially in difficult circumstances; you are angels. Our most grateful appreciation and respect to all. Thank you to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels and their staff.

A Private Family Service for Don will be held at a later date, with burial in Foremost.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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6 Condolences for “MEHLEN, Donald”

  1. Richard & Gladys Harty says:

    We were sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our sympathies to all!

  2. froese says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mehlen family at this time. A treasured memory I have is seeing my mother Vivian Harty with her brother Donny Mehlen sitting, holding hands and reminiscing one last time. I am deeply grateful my cousins made this opportunity happen.

    Our Condolences,
    Vivian Harty, John and Anne-Marie (Harty) Froese

  3. Charlotte says:

    On behalf of the staff of Edith Cavell we wish to express our deepest sympathy to your family
    It was a privilege to care for Don.

  4. Steve Harty says:

    My friendship with Donny spans several decades. I have pleasant memories of us learning to surf in Hawaii, him staying at my home while working in Calgary, numerous Christmas dinners in Foremost … all happy times.
    Mary, Dan, Dale, Billy and Families may you find comfort in knowing others care and share your sorrow.

    Sincere Sympathy, Steve and Grace Harty

  5. Susan and Albert Sauer says:

    On behalf of Bert and I, we send our sincere condolences on the passing of Don. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mehlen family. May the many fond memories help provide support during this time of sadness. Don will be sadly missed but fondly remembered.

  6. Patricia O’Brien says:

    Although I don’t know you well, I was a friend to your father. I was introduced to him by your Auntie Vivian. We had many long talks about his son’s. He was so proud of your accomplishments. No matter how old we are, it is never easy to lose a parent. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Pat

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