1924 ~ WOOD ~ 2014Posted: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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