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GOW, Donald
January 14, 1933 - December 17, 2011
At home on December 17, 2011 Donald Lorne Gow. Beloved husband of Jennifer Gow. Loving father of Michael and Robert. Cherished grandfather to Sierra, Chase, Blake and Ryan. Sadly missed by his brother Lyall and also by his god-children Christianne and Kyle. Don will be fondly remembered by his many friends and family who loved him dearly. He will be remembered for his courage, resoluteness, unfailing humor and wit. A farewell gathering for those whose lives he touched will be held at Capital Memorial Gardens, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa on Thursday, December 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Memorial donations to the ALS Society of Ontario appreciated.

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Published in Ottawa Citizen from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2011.
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December 9, 2012
Dear Jennifer: My deepest sympathies and condolences for your loss. Don will be truly missed.
Bruce McPherson
January 21, 2012
Jennifer, My greatest condolences to you and your family on your loss. While at GD, Don was always a lot of fun to work with. He will be missed by all those he came in touch with.
Dawn Boucher
January 3, 2012
Jennifer, my deepest condolences to you and family. I will always have fond memories of him. GD was a fun place to be at while Don was there.
Penny Cameron
December 29, 2011
Don, You were a wonderful gift to us as our brother in law, you will be greatly missed by all but will live on in our hearts. Employee #? of We incorportated Janie
December 26, 2011
Don your wisdom and wit will be sadly missed. Gone but never forgotten.
Sam Ross
December 25, 2011
Jennifer, I am so sorry to hear the news of Don's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Brenda Cherry
Brenda Cherry
December 24, 2011
My sincere sympathy in this time of great loss.
I will fondly remember Don for his insane humour and one liners - he could make me laugh until my sides would hurt. When I think of Don it brings a smile to my face as he was truly a great inspiration to me in how keep the right perspective on life. May he rest in eternal peace.
Steve Rocque
December 24, 2011
Don made GD a better place with his wonderful sense of humour and just being Don. My condolences to you and the family.
Sharon Nussbaumer
December 23, 2011
Jennifer, may all the wonderful memories keep you smiling as Don left us all with lots of them. Working together at GD and the great golf games in Fairmont. He will be forever missed but never forgotten. My sincerest condolences.
Dan Rector
December 23, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Bob Pearson
December 22, 2011
Jennifer, I am sad to hear this sad news, our thought are with you and family. please accept our condolences. John and Selma Rahim.
John Rahim
December 22, 2011
Jennifer : So sorry to hear about Don's passing.I enjoyed working with Don at CDC. Please accept my condolences,
December 22, 2011
Jennifer. So sorry to hear of Don's passing. I worked with Don for many years and always admired his intelligence and appreciated his humour.
He will be missed.
Bob Barnes
December 22, 2011
Jennifer and family

I was very sadden to hear about Don's condition. I am sure he fought it with the same tenacity as he did everything else in life. I really enjoyed working with Don. He had the best sense of humor that made life at CD so enjoyable.

Kevin and I hope you can be strong during this difficult time.

Please accept our condolences.

Louise Morin
December 22, 2011
Jennifer,I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed working with Don at CD Calgary. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Susan Morley
December 21, 2011
Sorry to hear of Don's passing. We remember his wit, humour and patience with the absurdities of life. Our world is less without him. Please accept our condolences.
John & June Breeze
December 21, 2011
Jennifer, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad occasion. We were shocked to receive this bad news.
Jack & Sue Perry
December 21, 2011
Jennifer and family
I had the privilege of hunting with Don for many years and he was an amazing man who taught me lots.
He made me laugh all the time as he told his stories. We all will miss him dearly at the camp.
Brian Trombley
December 21, 2011
My thoughts go out to your family, you were an amazing man. It was a pleasure to work with your at General Dynamics, Ashchurch, UK.
Teresa Hiorns (nee Spiers)
Teresa Hiorns
December 21, 2011
Our thoughts are with you, Jennifer, in this saddest of times.
Keith & Val Hansen
December 21, 2011
Jennifer, my thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. I worked with Don at Computing Devices for many years and always enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor. He was definitely one of the "good guys".
Pat Armstrong, Appleton, ON
December 20, 2011
My deepest condolonces to the family. I have such wonderful memories of Uncle Don. (He was my dad's (Percy) brother. He had such a sense of fun for us kids and would make us laugh for hours. He was a favorite.
Joan Gow
December 20, 2011
I always enjoyed Don's sense of humor and his zest for life. So sorry for your loss.

Jan Bruce Calgary Alberta
December 20, 2011
Just want to extend my condolences to the family. My name is Nancy Leach (nee Gow). I am Don's niece (his late brother Ken's daugher).
Nancy Leach (nee Gow)
December 20, 2011
Jenn, Colleen and I were saddened when we heard that Don passed away. We have many fond memories of the times we had. We'll always remember Don for his humour, vivaciousness and appetite for life. He has made a lasting impression on us, and will be sorely missed.
Marc Ruest
December 20, 2011

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. His humour and stories will be greatly missed. God's speed Don.
Tony Severenuk
December 20, 2011
Jennifer It is with sadness when Teri Butler called to tell me Don had passed away. I am sure you will miss him so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and his children. God Bless
Eva Brown
December 20, 2011

My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. I have fond memories of Don and, in particular, his sense of humor.
Roz Lawlor
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