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Donald Joseph Halifax

Newport News, Virginia

1943 - 2017

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Don Halifax, retired Hampton Fire Department Battalion Chief, passed away Saturday, October 14. He was born August 19, 1943 in Port Huron, Michigan where he lived until being drafted into the Army in 1966 and assigned to Fort Eustis. A thirty year veteran of the Hampton Fire Department, he...

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Dear Peggy , So sorry to learn of Don's passing , my thoughts and prayers are with you .

"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him" 1Thessalonians 4:14
Peggy, Michael, Shawn and Kain, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sorry to hear the sad news of Don's passing.
I had the good fortune of working with Don as firefighters at Station 1 in the mid to late seventies. He was the most positive and sincere person I have known. He loved the fire service, people in general and most importantly his family. I know he will be missed by all! Please accept our sincere sympathy and we are praying for you during this difficult time.

Dear Peggy .... my heart goes out to you at this, your darkest hour. Please know how much I love you. Don was so very special. Our group of six is no more. Stay strong.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, fire department family and the many friends you have left behind. It was an honor to work beside you and learn from you. You were one of the best mentors a person could ever ask for! Thank you for everything you did for, not only me, but all of us in the department. You were always looking out for your crew and it never went unnoticed! I am proud to have you as my friend! You will be missed by so many of us! Until the day we see you again!

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. While I did not personally know Mr. Halifax, I work with his son Shawn in Charleston, SC. Shawn is a great person who has strong work ethic, a desire to make the world a better place, cares for others, and is devoted to his family. I feel like these qualities were not solely learned on his own, but through the guidance of a loving father. I pray that peace will be with you all and I thank you for being such good people.

Dear Peggy, I hope you know how much my children and I love you and loved Don. You both were my children's second parents. You both showed your love for all the children in your care (Don when he wasn't on duty). The amazing kindness, love and gentle discipline you provided shaped many young lives. I also learned a great deal from both of you regarding being a good parent. I have loved you both for 35 years now. When I met with you for the first time, I felt peace. I knew that you and...

So very sorry to hear of Don's passing, but he's now at peace. Peggy Don was a great officer, loved his job, but you and the children even more. He will be sorely missed by all of us that worked with him over the years. Praying that you and your family can find peace.