Don McPhee

McPhee– Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Wednesday September 28, 2022.  Donald Ewart McPhee, age 87 years of Corunna. Beloved husband of 65 years to Bettyann.  Loving father of Robert McPhee and his wife Dina of Corunna, Brian McPhee and his wife Catherine of Windsor and Brenda McPhee of Sarnia. Treasured grandfather of Ian Doig (Laura), Jennie McPhee, Katie Marriage (Dan) and Amber Spencer. Don is also survived by; his brother, David McPhee of London and by his sister-in-law, Sherry McPhee of St. Thomas. Don retired from Ranson Industrial and Safety Supply after 30 years of service. He was an avid camper who enjoyed winters in Florida and summers in Tobermory at Gillies Lake. He was a 65 year member of St. Joseph’s Church in Corunna and he was a member of the Sarnia Cursillo Community. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Sunday October 2, 2022 from 2-4 p.m. Please note that the family has requested that facemasks be worn by those who wish to attend the visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, Corunna on Monday October 3, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Dan Vere celebrating. Cremation will follow with interment of cremated remains in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Corunna.  In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia or to St. Joseph’s Church, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online at  Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

Sunday October 2, 2022 from 2-4 p.m.


St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia St. Joseph's Church, Corunna

Funeral Date

Funeral Mass 1:00 p.m. Monday October 3, 2022 from St. Joseph's Church, Corunna

24 thoughts on “Don McPhee”

  1. Bob & Michele Gladwish & Family

    What a great man Don was! I was so very blessed to have worked with & also had Don take me under his wing. Don was more than a sounding board when I needed to ask a question or for his vast expertise/knowledge. He was like a second father to me and also many other coworkers as well. Thank you for everything Don, your smile and friendly demeanour will be missed by us all! To Betty Ann, Bob, Brian, Brenda & Families know that your Husband, father & grandfather was very a special person that we all had the joy of knowing. We have many great memories but nothing like I am sure you all do of having him as the matriarch of your family! Rip Don.

  2. Chris & Melissa Kelly

    Don was loved by our family. He was a very special person. We will miss him. The way he loved and treasured his wife Bettyann was such a wonderful example to all married couples they met.
    He loved the Lord and lived his faith. So thankful he is no longer in pain and is celebrating with our Saviour.

  3. Aunt Betty, Bob, Brian, Brenda and family I am so sorry for your loss, uncle Don was a very special man and have wonderful memories growing up spending many Christmas’, camping and the Palmer Family reunions together. I know how much having a 65th Anniversary party with family and friends meant to him to celebrate with the love of his life Aunt Betty. Uncle Don I will miss you very much and love you! RIP

    Pam, Mark McDonald & Family

  4. Uncle Don you will be missed by all with that infectious smile, and laughter. Thank you for all the memories and s’mores at the camp fire! Lots of love.

    1. Uncle Don you will be missed very much. I will cherish all the memories. Say hi to Grandma and Grandpa for me love you xoxo

  5. Uncle Don was such a special man. He will be greatly missed. Thank you for all the laughter and love. Many beautiful souls to greet you in heaven. My deepest condolences to Aunt Betty and the McPhee family ❤️❤️❤️

    Love you,

    Kayla and Tristan

  6. The Jackson Family

    We have many incredible memories of our time with Don and his family during our summers at Gilles Lake. So loving, kind and had a great sense of humour. My Mom remembered how he always had dog treats on him when he went for a walk showing his love of dogs. Don was like family to us. Even though the year put some distance between us, our heart was always with them. Heaven gained another angel, and Don will spoil all the dogs in heaven. Sending our love and heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Rest in Paradise, Don. You were one of a kind. Thank you for being you. 💕🙏🏻🙏🏻💕

  7. Our memories of Don go back to the time when he was first dating Betty Ann and his love for her has been steady and strong throughout the years until his passing..
    They have been very faithful to their belief in God and we are certain that today Don is enjoying the fruits of living his Catholic faith so well.
    Don, along with Betty Ann, were a wonderful example to their children who, as well, live that example of showing love and care to their families and to all others in their lives.
    May we emulate this loving care in our dealings with others..and may God Bless and be with Betty Ann and the family in their time of sorrow..
    With love and sincere sympathy,
    Sandra and John Van Raay

  8. Our hearts surround the McPhee’s with our love and prayers. May God hold you and comfort you during this very difficult time. Richard and Elizabeth Palmer.

  9. Betty Ann and family:
    Sending our deepest sympathies and keeping you and your family in our thoughts.

    Jeff and Sue Agar

  10. Chris & Teresa Edwards

    Great neighbor with a contagious smile; condolences to Betty Ann, Bob, Brian, and Brenda and their families

  11. Mike and Faith Marriage

    Our deepest sympathies to Betty Ann and the McPhee family for losing such a special man. May you find peace and comfort during this time. Love and light to all.

  12. So sorry to hear on the passing of Don, we have tons of fond memories of him and BettyAnne many ice creams bought in the store at Mountain Trout Camp with always the exact change😊. When l walk Shaymar in the camp he still pulls to go around the corner to B 12 for his “always doggie treats from Don .” He was a real treasure.y

  13. Betty Ann and family. My sincere condolences to you all .Enjoyed his smile and made one feel good when l saw you too in the sitting room.Hugs and love. Marg

  14. I grew up knowing the McPhee family. Bob & Brian are like brothers to me. Don and Bettyann always welcomed me into their home.
    Don was always encouraging, and a joy to be around. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the McPhee family at this difficult time.

  15. Betty Ann and Family
    Don will be missed on third floor of our building. Always a smile . Always had a moment to chat. A true gentleman.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time. Cherish the memories and good times.
    John and Jeanne Pretty

  16. Don is going to be missed by all who has had the privilege to know him. He was a good friend as well as Bettyann in Florida at whisper creek. We have many wonderful memories with them. Prayers for the family and Bettyann.🙏🙏🙏
    Steve and Ruth Kelner

  17. lawrence davidson

    I am so sorry to hear about my cousin’s passing he was a great man and even though we haven’t spoken or seen each other in many years I still have fond memories of him my condolences to the family

    larry davidson

  18. So very sad to hear of the passing of my godfather Don McPhee. Although we have lost touch over the years, I still have some good memories of our times together. To my godmother Betty Ann and the rest of your family, my deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with you.

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