Dolbear- Peacefully with his family by his side at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Sarnia on Saturday February 22, 2020. Donald Ernest Dolbear, age 82 years of Corunna. Beloved husband of Norma (Auld) for 58 years-less 2 days. Loving father of Terry (Julie) and David (Julie). Cherished grandfather of Lyndsay (Nick), Matt (Clare), Jake (Yazmine) and Rachel (Jon) and great-grandfather of Lincoln, Vivienne and Nora. Don will be missed by; his sisters, Louise Ross (Walter), Joyce Young (Bob), Connie Caley (Hank) and Carol Oliver (Jack) and his sister-in-law, Norma Dolbear of Appin. He was predeceased by; his parents, Ernest and Lillian Dolbear of Alvinston and by his brother, Bruce Dolbear of Appin. Don was a quiet gentle man with beautiful blue eyes that twinkled especially when teasing babies and dogs. He graduated from Ridgetown Agricultural College. In 1959 he was employed at Dupont in Corunna and retired from Nova in 1993. Don was enthusiastic about Trap Shooting and was a longtime member of the Lambton Sportsman Club. He travelled in his 5th wheel trailer to participate in may trap shooting events-winning the top Canadian trap shooting championship in Ohio, a bronze medal in the Ontario games and many other awards along the way. He enjoyed spending 2 weeks every year moose hunting with friends in Northern Ontario. He was a member of the Courtright Friendship Club and enjoyed playing card games. In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place and there will be a private family graveside service at a later date. The family will be hosting a celebration of life for family and friends at the Corunna Legion on Thursday March 12, 2020 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family would be grateful and appreciative with sympathy being expressed through memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna Messages and condolences may be left online at www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845.
Donald "Don" Dolbear
A celebration of life will be held at the Corunna Legion on Thursday March 12, 2020 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.