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Donald Nielsen

Donald Wayne Nielsen

Friday, May 14th, 1948 - Sunday, March 14th, 2021
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Obituary

( Retired Executive Director of Community Living )


Entered into rest at Providence Manor, Kingston on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Donald Wayne Nielsen, at the age of 72 years. Beloved husband of Heather Row and dear father of Andrew, Brandon McKay ( Denise ) and Leah McKay. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Robert, Sullivan and Allistair. Brother of Dave, John, George, Rick, Pat, Mary, Christine and Cynthia. Predeceased by a brother Rob and by his parents Barbara and George Nielsen.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions a celebration of life will be held at a later date .
Arrangements are entrusted with the Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Leeds Grenville SPCA will be gratefully acknowledged.

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gina

Posted at 02:01pm
Heather ,

So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing . From all the comments he sounds like a stellar man and will be missed very much . The Brouwer family is thinking of you . May he rest in peace . Gina Brouwer
MC

Mary Campbell

Posted at 09:34am
While working for the Alzheimer Society on Garden Street, it was always great seeing Don walk through the door for a visit. We would talk golf, curling, and sports in general. He always wore a fun smile! Thinking of your family at this time.
Mary Campbell
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Vince Savoie

Posted at 06:25pm
My condolences to the family. I had the pleasure to meet Don when he started working for CLNF in 1994. Don was a great boss and leader. He had an open door policy, encouraging employee feedback, debates and concerns. Don always said " If you come talk to me about a problem, you should also present some solutions. Don't expect me to solve your problem for you"
Don had this thing about adjusting his wrist watch. I found this amusing. I tried hard to figure out what triggered him to do this but never figured it out because he did this all the time. I had much respect for Don. I will never forget his last comment to me. "Keep pushing that line Vince " I have good memories of Don. He did alot for the agency. Rest in peace Don Nielsen.
RS

Rob Smith

Posted at 11:43am
Dear Heather
My sincere condolence to you of Don's passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Rob Smith
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dick@hcfcornwall.ca

Posted at 10:10am
Don was a friend and colleague. He was committed to enriching the lives of people who were diagnosed as having a developmental challenge. He was respected in the field. I am proud to have called him my friend. He had a great sense of humour. Don, Ted Shuh, and I played some golf together. We always had a lot of laughs. I remember Don fondly. He will be missed. I offer my condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed.
Pastor Dick D'Alessio
Former Exec. Director Community Living Stormont County.
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