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Pauline, Margie, David and Cathy,
I was so sorry to hear of Don's passing. You have my deepest sympathy.
Don - and all of you - were fixtures on Preston Street for as long as I lived there. It was such a busy house across the way, and I know my parents John and June were so glad to have you all as neighbours.
I remember Don with great fondness. He gave me my first job at King's the summer I turned 16. At the interview I recall being quite concerned that I might not get the job! Don certainly put me through my paces. Then, after he gave me the job, he took the trouble to check in on me from time to time.
He and my father were great friends. Dad thought the world of Don, and Don always spoke so very highly of Dad. I will always recall a long conversation I had with Don on the corner of Watt and Chestnut once when I was home from university. This was after Don had retired, I believe. Don went out of his way to say wonderful things about Dad. But really what that conversation showed was what a warm and kind-hearted gentleman Don was. I also remember when Don came to the funeral of my grandmother (Dad's mother) at All Saint's, personally supporting Dad at what I know was a very difficult time for him. Don's generous gestures meant a lot to my father and to our whole family.
Thank you, Don, for your warm smile and your unfailing thoughtfulness, and for helping make my memories of growing up on Preston St. so special.
To the Fry Family
I am so sorry to hear of Mr Fry's passing.I met him thru my Dad "Fergie"Gearld Ferguson. Dad always considered Don, a good friend and enjoyed both his and Pauline's company and good laughs. You will miss him. June (Ferguson)Atkinson
Dear Pauline and Family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of Don.
Growing up on Preston Street I would often see Don and the entire Fry family come and go, and Don would always have a great smile ready at hand.
When I was quite young I would sometimes visit my Dad's office at Kings College and if I was lucky run into Don as well. I remember on more than one occasion when Don took me over to the King's dining hall for a little snack and his fun company – something that I always enjoyed and remember very fondly to this day.
I first met Don as a student at King's in the 80's, when he recognised me as a parishioner from St. Thomas Aquinas. He always had a kind word or a joke, and was the epitome of decency. As a faculty member at King's now, it has been my pleasure to remember Don and a privilege to return to STA for his funeral. It's clear that he'll be missed as much as he will be fondly remembered by many! With condolences,