May 10, 2019
Don MacLennan lived a rich, loving life. Born and raised in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Don always kept happy memories of those early days. He left home to attend university and attained his Doctorate in Chemistry at McGill University.
While in Montreal, Don met Peggy Funchion, the love of his life. They were married in 1954 and enjoyed over 62 years together. Don worked as a chemist in Eastern Canada and the United States, mostly in the Pulp and Paper industry.
In 1972 he and Peggy moved the family across Canada to Powell River where Don began working with MacMillan Bloedel. When the mill’s Chemistry Department closed, Don decided to embark on a new career and became a Certified General Accountant. He continued to use his knowledge of chemistry to keep the family pool in tip-top shape to the delight of his family (especially the grandkids!) and friends.
Don and Peggy loved Powell River and contributed to the community in many ways, including a time when Don served as a City Alderman. They enjoyed a wonderful, extended retirement and many happy times with family, their Church family and friends. They were always happy and grateful to have opportunities to provide service.
Don was predeceased by Peggy in 2017. He is survived and dearly missed by his children and their families: Dawn, John (Nancy), Dan (Leslie), David (Leah), Scott (Nancy), 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
After Peggy’s passing Don moved to Campbell River and lived out his days at Evergreen Seniors Home. The family is forever grateful to Don’s “Evergreen family” for the loving, compassionate care that enabled Don to manage the challenges of dementia with grace and dignity.
Arrangements for a celebration of Don’s life will be made at a later date.
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