Donald Davidson

Davidson- On Sunday April 25th, surrounded by those that loved him, Donald left us after a brief illness. He will be deeply missed by his wife of over 50 years, Ethel, whose love, patience and care sustained him. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Valerie MacPherson (Sandy) of Tecumseh, Glynis Steel (Bill) of Belle River, Heather Davidson (Brian Roth) of Dorchester, Doug Davidson (Sherri Clark) of Toronto, and Sheila Davidson (John Murphy) of Midland, Michigan, as well as grandchildren Corey, Joshua, Sacha, Courtney. Piper and Kieran, 7 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Countless memorable and fun times were spent with many Manitoulin friends, including Sandra & Alex, Pam & Hank, Debbie & John, Jane & Bernard who made the summers of his long retirement so enjoyable. Ethel and the family wish to express thanks to Betty Brough, Ross Cain, Bob Deraad, Frank & Lillian Oliva, and the Patterson family for the unwavering support and friendship. As well we would like to note our heartfelt gratitude to the compassionate staff at St. Joseph Hospice for the exceptional care they gave to Donald and family during our brief stay with them. Donald Macintosh Davidson was a truly unforgettable character. This roaring Gael was born June 26, 1925 in Argyllshire, Scotland. With his sharp intellect, rapier wit, intrepid spirit and his curious and mischievous nature, he succeeded in enjoying an accomplished and interesting life. This Royal Navy veteran was an Engineer by trade but an artist at heart. He immigrated to Canada in the 1950’s, living in Windsor and Corunna, and worked for Ontario Hydro until retiring in 1983 after over 30 years’ service. He had a long and healthy retirement which allowed him to continue to enjoy his many passions. Donald gave many gifts to his family; his love of music, adventurous cooking, an appreciation of literature and creativity. He was a man of considerable artistic talents, though being a landscape painter brought him the most joy. His irreverent humour was infectious and infinitely amusing to all he met along the way. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Wednesday April 28, 2010 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where a private family service will held on Thursday. Cremation has taken place. The family asks that those who wish to express their sympathies through a memorial donation in Donald’s memory consider a donation to the St Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia or the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845
Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I’d never leave. — AA Milne

Visitation Information

Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.


St Joseph's Hospice or Canadian Cancer Society

Funeral Date

A private family service will be held on Thursday.

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  1. Dear Ethel and family – How could we ever forget the renaissance man and raging Scot – only knew him for a brief time, but more than memorable. The Gourmet Group was a segment of our lives that will be treasured forever. Many condolences to you and your family – Don will certainly be missed!! Love to you, Joan.

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