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GRAHAM, Donald Walter BSc (Agr), McGill; MLA, Harvard Don Graham passed, peacefully away from us in his Iroquois home, Saturday, November 4, 2017 just shy of his 87th birthday. Don was surrounded by his lifetime love, his wife of 63 years, Ree Graham (Grisdale), his children, Brian (Cathy), Wendy, (Jean Landry), Joanne Graham. Lorna Gunstone, (Lew), his sister, as well as his 4 grandsons, Nelson, Rory, Myles and Eric mourn his passing. Don was and will be remembered as a true gentleman; passionate, patient, kind, philanthropist. An environmentalist well before his time. He founded the firm D.W. Graham and Associates, Landscape Architects in Ottawa and for 30 years, planned and designed responsible green spaces for urban and regional landscapes, locally and internationally. His commitment to our environment and our humanity will be felt and enjoyed for generations to come. Donations, gratefully received, to the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) will go towards creating a scholarship bursary in Don's name to carry on his legacy. Address: LACF, 102-1637 West 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1NS A celebration of Don's life will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11 a.m., Lakeshore Drive United Church, 19 Lakeshore Drive, Morrisburg. Parker Funeral Home (613 543-2271) entrusted with arrangements. Memorial donations may be left at

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Published in Ottawa Citizen from Nov. 7 to Nov. 9, 2017.
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February 6, 2018
My deepest sympathy to Mrs.Graham, Brian, Wendy and Joanne. I remember your husband/ father as being a very kind and considerate man. I am so sorry for your loss.
Margaret Lockwood
November 12, 2017
My deepest sympathy to Brian, Cathy and the whole family of this very fine man.
Rita Neale
November 10, 2017
Don was a pioneer in design and in leading landscape architecture in Canada. He was always willing to assist and mentor the young graduates of the profession. He leaves us with the many memorable landscapes he created.
Jim Melvin
November 10, 2017
Don's mentorship has played a major role in the development of the landscape architectural community in the Ottawa Valley and beyond.We will all miss him.Thank you Don and condolences to the family.
Gerry Larocque
November 9, 2017
Don was one of the first of many Canadian landscape Architects I met on my arrival in Ontario in 1966. I enjoyed our conversations and work at OALA and CSLA events and respected his contributions to our profession.
Jim Stansbury
November 9, 2017
Don was my boss at Marahall Macklin Monaghan in the 80's - a gentleman and a mentor - i remember him fondly as one of the founding leaders of the profession of landscape architecture in Canada
George Dark
November 9, 2017
Thinking of Don Graham means thinking of decades of his memorable work and comradeship. We're luck to have such memories. Mary and I send our condolences to Ree and all the family.
Brad Johnson
November 9, 2017
K. Brenda Kumpula
November 7, 2017
I remember Don way back in Ottawa as he gave me my first chance to work as a landscape architect. I had the pleasure to work again with him later at the NCC. Always a gentleman and ready to share his knowledge with all. Thanks Don and rest in peace.
Daniel Miron
November 7, 2017
A real pioneer of landscape architecture in Canada. His many landscapes will remain his legacy and we should take care to preserve them.
Julie Mulligan
November 7, 2017
We will be thinking about all of you on Friday.
Lou Anne and Ron Waln-Renaud
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