SWAIT, Donald (Don) Roy

adj December 25th 005November 17, 1928 to April 6, 2011.Passed peacefully at the Hospice Niagara with his three sons by his side after acourageous battle with cancer.  Predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Anne Swait (Pollock), and eldest son John.  Don is succeeded by his boys Kevin (Max), Allan (John) and Steven (Anne) and grandchildren Jason, Jordan, Michael and Joshua, stepdaughters Judy and Christy and their Families, Karen, David (Judy), Darren, Patric and Celesse.  Don will be forever remembered as a gentleman who always treated everyone with respect.  His strength and love of the sea will be missed.  A celebration of Don’s life will be held at St.John’s Dixie Funeral Centre, 737 Dundas Street, East (northeast corner of Dundas and Cawthra in Mississauga) on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in the Magnolia Room.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Hospice Niagara Stabler Centre at www.hospiceniagara.ca

22 replies
  1. Shaida & Zulfikarali Premji and Family
    Shaida & Zulfikarali Premji and Family says:

    Dear Kevin, Max and Family,

    We would like to express our deepest condolences for the passing of your father and may his soul rest in eternal peace. Amen

  2. Shaida & Zulfikarali Premji and Family
    Shaida & Zulfikarali Premji and Family says:

    Dear Kevin, Maxine and Family,

    We want to express our deepest condolences to you and your family for the passing of your father.
    May his soul rest in eternal peace.

  3. Anna Glauser
    Anna Glauser says:

    I had the privilege of knowing Mr. Swait through Port Weller Pharmacy. He was a class act. He was always funny and sweet, even when he was feeling low. The world is a sadder place for his loss. My condolences to his family.

    –Anna Glauser

  4. Ralf & Janice Bauch
    Ralf & Janice Bauch says:

    Allan and the Swait Family,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family in the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.

  5. Marrello Family
    Marrello Family says:

    Dear Kevin and family,
    We want express our deepest condolences for the passing of your father, a fine human being. He has already entered the Pearly Gates, God has him on the “A” list of “His Picks”, the perfect eternal place.
    Raff & Ttina

  6. Ray Panasiuk annd Martin Roebuck
    Ray Panasiuk annd Martin Roebuck says:

    Dear Allan and Family

    It is with the deepest regret that upon return from holidays we learned of the passing of your Father.
    We extend our deepest condolences to you our dear Friend and your entire Family.

    Ray and Martin

  7. Claudio Campagiorni and Walter Wilson
    Claudio Campagiorni and Walter Wilson says:

    Al, we just got back from vacation and just got the news of your father’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  8. Stanley Spencer
    Stanley Spencer says:

    And the world is changed again.
    T’was a privlege to share such meaningful friendships these past four decades.
    Thanks John, for introducing me to Papa Don & Moma Anne.
    My heart hurts again for now, but will heal because I learned so many “Swait goodnesses”.
    Brothers and, just call if you need or want.
    With Love & Respect,
    Stan V

  9. terry ross-hardy
    terry ross-hardy says:

    thru purolator courier & the teamster union, i was truly blessed with meeting two of the finest people i have every known, don & anne swait. i am so very sorry to hear of don’s passing, but know that he has left his foot print on the lives of thousands of employees across canada & around the world. without don’s guidance, advice, kindness & compassion, i would have lost my position as a courier; instead i was able to retire, with a pension! don was gifted in many ways, his soldiers he worked on so diligently, appreciating an excellent scotch, wonderful story telling, a deep love of his wife anne & his family, and never giving up on those toronto maple leafs! DON, YOU WILL BE MISSED BY ALL! [so should they keep ron wilson or not?]

  10. Ralph Hartley and Nathan Eidelson
    Ralph Hartley and Nathan Eidelson says:

    Allan and Swait Family,

    Heartfelt condolences to you, Al, and to your family also. Please know that our prayers and warmest feelings go out to all of you. Nathan’s brother just passed away April 3rd, so we know something of your hurt and loss. It is in times like these that we need to express our support of each other! Please remember that you have ours both pphysically and spiritually.

  11. Superior Propane
    Superior Propane says:

    To Steve and family.

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Rob Haskell and Sue Treleaven
    Rob Haskell and Sue Treleaven says:

    Kevin, Al and Steve,

    Words alone cannot express our sympathy on the death of your beloved father. To say that his time with us was far too short is an understatement. The reality is that he will be sorely missed by all who loved and knew him.

    No doubt the outpouring of sympathy you have received since his parting has been of some consolation.

    Hopefully it will serve as a reminder to you of how well-loved and liked he was.

    We hope that you and your families will find peace and comfort in knowing that his suffering is over and that his just rewards await him.

    May God bless you and your wonderful families.

    Sue and Rob

  13. Mike & Mano
    Mike & Mano says:

    We are very sorry for your loss Allan. Our sincere condolences to you & your family & know he is in a better place. God bless.

    With Love,
    Mike & Mano

  14. Barbara & Stan Alford
    Barbara & Stan Alford says:

    We were very sorry to hear about your Dad. We are not able to travel. We had several visits with Don & Anne in Florida & at their house. Cousin Barbara Forster (sister to Bill Forster) was born the same year as Don. Love and best wishes!

  15. Lora
    Lora says:

    To the Swait family,

    Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. I enjoyed talking with your father while i was there about those darned maple leafs and how they probably won’t make it to the playoffs yet again. I especially enjoyed cody, he would always follow me or check up on me to make sure i wouldn’t leave without giving him his treats. It was a pleasure working for your father, i will miss him.

  16. Sid and Anje Buma
    Sid and Anje Buma says:

    Our deepest condolences in the passing of your father and grandfather.
    We had the privilage to live beside your parents for several years and had a great relationship together. We shared many glasses of wine together and always had a wonderful time.
    We lost contact since we both moved. We wish you all strength.

  17. John and Donna Perney
    John and Donna Perney says:

    We offer our deepest sympathy to the Swait family. Don was a caring, well read, wise and energetic friend. He was a bright element in our lives. His life’s work bettered the condition of so many people, through his genuine dedication, hard work and personal sacrifice.

    We enjoyed and are thankful for our time with Don and Anne. Their memory will stay with us; we will never forget them.

  18. Al LeFort and Jeanne Sipel
    Al LeFort and Jeanne Sipel says:

    To the Swait family:
    Our sincerest condolences to all of you.Don has touched many lives throughout his life and everyone whose life he touched shares your loss today.Jeanne and I have lost a great friend and you have lost a good father, grandfather and great-grandfather.


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