Donald Lumley

Lumley- Lumley, Donald Harvey, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Bluewater Health-Sarnia at age of 82. He is lived on by his dedicated wife of 60 years Elsie (Smith); Beloved Children Dianna Mae and Doug Hus, Stafford Lumley and partner Alexis Nothstein; Cherished grandchildren Joshua Hus and partner Ashleigh, Brianne Hus and fiancé Aaron, and Royal, Pearl and Löv Lumley. Predeceased by parents Ella and Harvey Lumley, and brother-in-laws and sister Margorie Percival-Hubble, Howard Percival, Clint Hubble, Clarence Sheffer, Bill Codling, Keith McLaughlin and Jeanette Lumley. Remembered by siblings Marion Sheffer-Codling, Grace McLaughlin, Tom Lumley, Ellamarie (Wright)(Vye) Dauphrey, Bob and Bonnie Lumley, Terry and Linda Lumley, and Oliver and Janet Smith. As well as many special nieces and nephews and close friends. He will always be cherished by special nephew, Douglas Smith and special friend Lisa Strangway. Don gave a loyal 33 years to Dupont of Canada; originally as a welder during the plant’s construction and then as the Supervisor of Maintenance in its operation. During reprieves from work, Don spent many memorable vacations with close family and friends. In retirement, he enjoyed 25 years of time well spent pursuing his passions of playing the back nine holes at Maple Leaf and Mooretown Golf & Country Clubs, rooting for the Detroit Tigers and instructing art classes. Don was an avid participant in the club C tournament, well known for his superior golfing skills, having won many tournaments. He also took home many first-place prizes at the Brigden Fair for his artistic talent. An active member of the community, he volunteered on several boards including Parks & Recreation, his church and Thompson Gardens. He was also an Elder in the Presbyterian Church of Canada for many years. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Wednesday March 14, 2018 from 3-6 p.m. where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Ian Marnoch officiating. Cremation will follow and a private family interment service will be held at Moore-Union Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Lambton County Developmental Services, St. Joseph’s Hospice-Sarnia or to Knox- Moore Presbyterian Church. Messages and condolences may be left online @ Knight 519-862-2845.

Visitation Information

Wednesday March 14, 2018 from 3-6 p.m.


Lambton County Developmental Services St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia Knox-Moore Presbyterian Church

Funeral Date

11:00 a.m. Thursday March 15, 2018

26 thoughts on “Donald Lumley”

  1. My condolences to you Elsie and family. Don will always be remembered as a very special person.

    Dorothy and family

  2. Mark van den Eerenbeemt

    My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during these very challenging and difficult times.


  3. Aunt Elsie and family. I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Don,s passing.You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Graham and Nancy Mills

    Elsie & Family .. our sincere condolences on the passing of your wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will always be remembered as the patriarch of The Beaver Lane Crew and by the Bogey Boys as one of the “good” guys. He was loved by all his golfing friends and Graham will miss his post-golf beer drinking buddy. Our thoughts are with you all.

  5. David and Elizabeth Barrett

    Our thoughts are with you at this time. Don was a fine man and all
    who knew him will,miss him

    Dave and Elizabeth

  6. Elsie and Family: So, sorry to hear of Dons’ passing. Fond memories of our years at Maple Leaf on the golf course and other events. We extend our deepest sympathy and may God bless you at this difficult time. Wally and Marg McLeod

  7. Elsie and family, Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. God will give you the strength for the future days, lean on Him.

  8. Becky Hill - Bellavance

    Dear Elsie, Dianna, Stafford and families – I am so sorry to read of Don’s passing. He was a wonderful man, and I will fondly remember his kindness, Good humor, and what a great family man he was. My sincere condolences.
    Becky, Meaghan & Emily

  9. My deepest sympathy to his wife Elise and the family I was his PSW for a short time. I was happy to support you in everyway.

    Much love to you

    P.S Thanks for the homemade cookies.

    Lyra PSW

  10. Don & Olive Thompson

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Elsie’s husband Don. Have known both of them for years and always a nice person. Worked for many years at Union Gas with Elsie. Don Thompson

  11. Elsie and Family
    Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. May cherished memories of Don bring comfort in the days ahead. Thoughts and prayers are being sent as not able to be there in person. Shirley Eyre

  12. Carol (Taylor) Degraaf

    Dear Elsie, Diannna Mae & Stafford & families
    I was sorry to read of the death of your Husband Don. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  13. Larry A.Mercer C.D.

    Rest In Peace Don

    You lead a very fruitful life
    it was a pleasure knowing you
    My sincere condolences to the Lumley Family

  14. Earl & Carol Rauws

    Elsie and family:
    Our deepest condolences on Don’s passing. Know that others are thinking of you in this difficult time. I have many fond memories of Don’s tenor voice singing his favourite songs and all the fun we shared at St. Andrew’s choir, and the many christmas celebrations that you and Don hosted for our group.
    Also the many evenings spent out on your dock walleye fishing with my daughter Rachel and a quick visit to say hi….. these are the memories we cherish and lift us up during difficult times.
    Love, Earl, Carol & Rachel Rauws

  15. Stewart & Sharon McGregor

    We just recently read of Dons passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you All at this most sifficult time. Sending Sincere Sympathy….

  16. George & Roe-Enid Boudreau

    Dear Elsa:

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family during this sad time. I know Don will be sorely missed. May the celebration of fond memories help you through the difficult days ahead.

    Thinking of you,
    George & Roe

  17. Kim and Don Daye

    Elsie, we were sad to hear of Don’s passing. We will always remember his kind manner and friendly smile. Sending you and your family sincere sympathy and hugs.

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