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Don Derrington

December 1, 1925 — August 12, 2019

Derrington, Donavon Garfield

1925 – 2019

Don passed away peacefully at the Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia, on Monday, August 12, 2019 at age 93. Beloved husband of the late Iona (nee Stevenson). Loving father of Peter Derrington (Gail) and Laurie Dalacker (Erwin).

Proud Papa of Christopher (Tiffany) and Joel (Terrah).

Great-Papa to Lila & Emily-Ann Dalacker. Dear brother of Doreen Shea and the late Marilyn Ure.

Don served overseas with the 4th Battalion, Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada. When he returned from serving overseas, Don continued his work with the T. Eaton Co., retiring in 1990 after 50 years service.

In keeping with Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place and the family will hold a private memorial at a later time. He will be laid to rest with his wife Iona at Mickle Memorial Cemetery in Gravenhurst. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to support Trillium Manor, Long Term Care, Orillia, would be appreciated by his family. Messages of condolence can be offered at


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