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Donald A DeMaere

July 18, 1941 ~ January 5, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Donald A. DeMaere

July 18, 1941 ~ January 5, 2023

 

It is with great sadness that the family of Donald A. DeMaere announce his sudden passing on January 5, 2023, at the age of 81.

 

Don was born in Claresholm on July 18, 1941 to Francis and Edith DeMaere.  He grew up in a busy country household with five other siblings east of Granum. He completed High School in Claresholm. During this time, Don met and married his high school sweetheart Norma Dahl.  They were married on March 24, 1962. They moved to Calgary where Don completed the mechanics program at SAIT. On completion of his program, they moved to Vulcan and then back to Claresholm where they raised their three children.

 

Don had a strong work ethic and was known for his integrity. He always believed in doing everything to the best of his ability. As a teenager he worked for neighbors around the Granum area. This is perhaps where he learned to love fixing things. Don worked as a licensed mechanic and then moved into a career as an agent with UFA Petroleum. During this time, he managed the bulk fuel station and sold insurance. Don’s final career move was to Claresholm Agencies where he became a full-time insurance agent until his retirement.

 

Don enjoyed camping, fishing, curling and coaching sports. He was community oriented and was a member of the Claresholm Lions Club. He always enjoyed spending time with family and continued to use his mechanic skills to maintain all the family vehicles throughout his life. 

 

Don will be lovingly remembered by his children, Kevin (Julie) DeMaere, Carmen (Bill) Stronski, and Karen DeMaere (Brad); grandchildren Taylor (Gord) French, Quentin Stronski and Ryan Stronski; great grandchildren Leo and Hudson French; sister Marian Lang, and brothers Norman (Judy) DeMaere, Cameron (Jackie) DeMaere, sister-in-law Linda DeMaere and numerous extended family. Don was predeceased by his parents Francis and Edith DeMaere and brothers Leonard and Kenneth.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at Peace Lutheran church - 4304 2 St W, Claresholm, AB on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 2:00 P.M.

 

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the Claresholm and District Health Foundation. Box 2638 Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0

 

Arrangements in care of Zentner Funeral Homes, Claresholm, AB 403-625-3212

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Services

Celebration of Life
Thursday
January 19, 2023

2:00 PM
Peace Lutheran Church
4304-2 Street West
Claresholm, AB T0L0T0

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