CRICHTON, William Donald
December 20, 1930 – Moose Jaw, SK
August 3, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Our beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather passed away at Rockyview General Hospital. After a valiant and complicated battle following a serious fall on Father's Day, Don is finally at peace. Don was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Sask. He attended Moose Jaw Tech, and had a long career as a mechanic and sales of construction equipment and concrete products. Don worked for RJ Fyfe Equipment in Regina, Vulcan Machinery in Calgary and Saskatoon, and D&R Companies in Okotoks. Don was a proud member of the Masons and of the Shriners. He loved flying his plane, golfing, hunting, fishing and camping, but most of all, he loved his wife and children. Don is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Louise; his sister Barbara Moeller; his children Lorelle Crichton, Jill and Garnet Jones, Margo and Mark Robinson, Sheila and Bob Sander, Amy and Trent Cannell, Scott Crichton and Sylvane Quillien, and Todd and Carol Crichton. Don was a wonderful grandpa to Joel Crichton, Adam, Brett and Jen Jones, Michael and Nicole, Matthew and Stephanie, and Carissa Sander, HaleyRae and Mara Cannell, Chloe Crichton, and Mary and Robert Crichton. Don was predeceased by his parents, Minnie and Bill Crichton and his brother, Bob Crichton. A Celebration of Don's Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The Family would particularly like to thank the staff of Foothills Hospital ER & NU 44 and the Rockyview Hospital NU 58 for their incredible comfort and caring for both Don and our family. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319, www.theseed.ca. In living memory of Don Crichton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2014