McCLINTOCK, Donald John - April 1, 1921 - July 13, 2014 Peacefully at the Rekai Centre, Toronto, on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at the age of 93. Predeceased by his wife Mary Ellen. Survived by his daughter Norah and his granddaughters Brooke and Quinn. Don was born in Ormstown, Quebec and was raised there on a dairy farm. Hay fever precluded a life of farming, however, so at age 16, following graduation from high school, he enrolled in teachers' college and taught for 2 years, first in a one-room school house and then at a boarding school. In 1940, he enlisted in the RCAF. That began a career in flying, first during the WWII, then as a bush pilot, after that for British Overseas Airways Corporation and finally with Labrador Mining and Argus Corp. He lived in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, until the early 1970s, when he moved to Mississauga, Ontario. He was an avid curler, enjoyed writing humorous songs and had a great fondness for children. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of QEW), on Wednesday from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at St. Stephen's-on-the-Hill, 998 Indian Rd., Mississauga, on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Online condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star on July 16, 2014