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Donald Andrew SIBBALD
1951 - 2021
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DONALD ANDREW SIBBALD Donald Andrew Sibbald passed away at home on January 8, 2021, at 69 years of age. Don was born to Anne and Cal Sibbald in Toronto, ON on April 24, 1951, growing up spending his summers on Lake Simcoe at the family cottage. After receiving his law degree from the University of Western Ontario, he moved with his wife Barb to Calgary, AB where they settled and started a family. A well-respected member of the Calgary legal community, Don was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 2010. He also contributed to the community through his volunteer work with the Calgary Food Bank, the Red Cross and Meals on Wheels and through his part-time teaching at SAIT. While taking great pride in his work, Don was happiest when surrounded by his family and friends and loved spending time at the cottage at Pine Lake, AB, waterskiing, boating, and sharing meals and laughs with loved ones, especially sitting on the deck with a drink in hand. Don's love, support, and the obvious joy and pride he took in his wife and son knew no bounds and his kindness, generosity, and laugh will be remembered fondly. Don is lovingly remembered by his wife Barbara Sibbald; son Christopher Sibbald (Angela Reid); sister Joy Railton (John Railton); his nieces and nephews, extended family, and the Pine Lake crew. "I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore; While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray, I hear it in the deep heart's core." The Lake Isle of Innisfree W.B. Yeats If friends so desire and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website Due to current public health orders, a celebration of Don's life will take place once it is safe for his family and his friends to gather again.

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Published in The Globe and Mail from Jan. 11 to Jan. 15, 2021.
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January 13, 2021
I had the privilege of working with Don and learned a great deal from him as a colleague and a friend. Professional, pragmatic and principled, he was a man of integrity. My deepest condolences to Don’s family on his recent passing.
Rodney Fong
January 11, 2021
I knew Don in high school, Earl Haig in Toronto. We played football together. We travelled together briefly Frankfurt to Athens around New Years 1071. He went on to Africa, i went to India. My condolences to his family and friends. He was a good man.
Bob Holden
January 11, 2021
Barb, Chris and Joy (and your families, of course) I was stunned when Sam Webber called me with the horrible news about Don. This hits far too close to home for all of the EHSS Class of '70 and especially all his friends from Ontario-past. He will always be remembered with a smile and for that twinkle in his eye when he thought something was outrageous. Anyone who knew Don is better for it and I count myself among those many lucky ones. Karin and I will toast his memory with a good single malt tonight.
Peter Mussen
January 11, 2021
My condolences.
Don was a class act the few times that we had files together, and I really enjoyed talking with him.
Walter Kubitz QC
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