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DeLong, Donald Clarke

Posted By Obits On April 19, 2015 @ 12:22 pm In Obituaries | 61 Comments

DeLong, Donald Clarke, 91, of Kempt, Queens County, passed away on Sunday, April 19th, 2015, at North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia.

 Born in Albany New, he was a son of the late Guy and Pearl (Sheiffer) Delong.

 Over the years Donald worked for the Mersey Paper Company as a truck driver, as a school bus driver and for Nova Scotia Power as a utility operator. Donald was very active in his community, he was a member of the North Queens Fire Department for over 65 years, a past Boy Scout’s Leader, a member of the Kempt United Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon for many years, a member of the North Queens Male Choir, a former director of the Queens County Fair , a member of the North Queens Board of Trade and he was a faithful worker for many years for the breakfast program at the Caledonia School.

 He is survived by a daughter, Sheila (Terry), of Albany New; son Lowell (Rose), of Stewiacke; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one great great grandson; sister, Phyllis (Hubert), of Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. 

 He was predeceased by a his loving wife, Rosalie; brother Randall.

 Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, from 1:00 -1:45 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m., all from Kempt United Baptist Church. Reverend John Boddy officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Kempt. Family flowers only. Donations may be made the North Queens Fire Association,  Kempt United Baptist Church, or to the North Queens Nursing Home (palliative care unit). Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com


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Condolence from Beatrice Delong on April 19th, 2015 1:52 pm

Sorry to read of Donald’s passing. Lanny and I used to go out to the Exhibition in Sept. and we always saw Donald there and would have a great chat. He told Lanny stories about his father which we never knew but was so thankful for them. RIP, Donald
Sending my Sincere Sympathy to you all, Bea

Condolence from Patsy& Arthur Conrad on April 19th, 2015 2:20 pm

We are very sorry to hear the passing of Donald, he was a truly fine man.Always had a smile whenever he saw you, he will be greatly missed by all.R.I.P. Donald

Condolence from Chrissie & Norm Knock on April 19th, 2015 2:30 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Donald’s passing. He was a super guy and will be missed by many.

Condolence from Heather Kempton on April 19th, 2015 4:04 pm

I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Jim Flemming on April 19th, 2015 4:04 pm

The Duck as he was sometimes called will be missed by all who had contact with him ,, had many of good years working with him. My thoughts are with the family at this time.

Condolence from Ashley Richardson on April 19th, 2015 4:31 pm

I am sorry to hear about the loss of our dear Donald. Such a kind heart and spirit, he will be dearly missed by all of the staff and residents of North Queens Nursing Home. Condolences to his family and friends.

Condolence from Frank Armstrong on April 19th, 2015 4:34 pm

It was a special honour to know Donald. He could always bring a kind word and a good story to the table . There are few men left in this world with the values and kind hearted manner Donald had. To Sheila and Lowell and their families ,I send my deepest regrets and best of thoughts . Thank you Donald . Rest in Peace.

Condolence from Bev and Dan Rowter on April 19th, 2015 4:47 pm

Dad enjoyed his years working with your Dad; they had some great laughs together as well. Our sincere sympathy. Bev & Dan

Condolence from daniel mansfield on April 19th, 2015 4:48 pm

I’m so sorry for the Delong family’s loss. He was a great friend and fellow firefighter. Hold onto his memories so that it will push you forward on your continuing journey. God bless .

Condolence from Lisa Dowe on April 19th, 2015 5:12 pm

Sending love and prayers to all the family.

Condolence from Belinda and Clarke on April 19th, 2015 5:16 pm

Sorry to hear of Donald,s passing,He was a very nice man.Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this sad time.Lowell and Sheila you were very BLESSED to have had your parents as long as you have.Take Care

Condolence from lincoln kempton on April 19th, 2015 5:18 pm

another sad day in the community so sorry for your loss RIP

Condolence from Jean Alcock on April 19th, 2015 5:31 pm

Sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Don and Elizabeth Webster on April 19th, 2015 5:40 pm

Sheila, Lowell and families, we would like to express our deepest sympathy in the passing of your father. He was a friendly, quiet, down-to-earth kind of man, and you are so lucky to have had him as your Dad. His passing will leave a sense of great loss to you, and only time will help to heal the sadness you feel now. Keep your memories of him close and realize that many others sense your loss.
Don and Libbie Webster

Condolence from Cheryl Armstrong on April 19th, 2015 5:41 pm

so sorry for your loss god bless

Condolence from Terje & barb Rogers on April 19th, 2015 6:22 pm

We are very sad to hear of Donald’s passing. He was a true gentleman. Our condolences to all the family.

Condolence from cedric @susan smith on April 19th, 2015 6:44 pm

our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this sad time he was a very nice man and he will be missed by all that new him

Condolence from Angie Smith on April 19th, 2015 6:48 pm

Dear Sheila

I am so sorry for your loss. Your father and mother were such kind and caring people, NQNH will miss them both. With the passing of your father, they are now together in Heaven without pain and illness. Take comfort in all of the beautiful memories of the time you have shared with them. It was a pleasure to have known them. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Angie Smith

Condolence from Donald Joudrey on April 19th, 2015 7:07 pm

So sorry to hear of Donald’s Passing Please Accept my condolence’s .

Condolence from Leigh and Cathy Merry on April 19th, 2015 7:28 pm

So sorry to hear of Donalds passing.He was a true gentleman and loved to him tell stories!! RIP my sympathy to the family!!!

Condolence from Bruce and Linda DeLong on April 19th, 2015 7:32 pm

Dan and Matt always called your dad “nunk” when they were little. He was our neighbour and friend,always there for us. We will remember him with love and gratitude.

Condolence from Dick Cole on April 19th, 2015 7:39 pm

Sorry to hear of the passing of Donald DeLong a long time friend and employee at Nova Scotia. Dick Cole, retired superindent NS Power.

Condolence from Steven Ringer and Family on April 19th, 2015 7:49 pm

Our heartfelt wishes go out to Donald’s Family at this time. He was a great man and member of the community.

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on April 19th, 2015 7:49 pm

We are very sorry to learn of Donald’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.
He will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Bob and Mildred Hawkes on April 19th, 2015 8:11 pm

Our thoughts are with you Sheila and Lowelle. He sure will be missed.

Condolence from Port Lorne Fire Department on April 19th, 2015 8:49 pm

On behalf of the Port Lorne Fire Department, please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Fausen Johnson on April 19th, 2015 8:52 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss! I have fond memories of Donald!

Condolence from Elaine Frail on April 19th, 2015 9:01 pm

Sheila and family:
I was saddened to hear of your father’s passing. Please know I am thinking of all of you at this sad time.

Condolence from Frank & Janet Merry -Smith on April 19th, 2015 9:04 pm

So very sorry for the passing of your dad. he was a wonderful person. Sending our deepest sympathy to you all..

Condolence from Gilford & Donna on April 19th, 2015 9:19 pm

I’m very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Bonnie and Garnet Delong on April 19th, 2015 9:26 pm

God took another angel for sure. when Garnet and I were building our house, both Donald and Rosalie were great friends and neighbors to us, such very kind people and always very thoughtful, we will miss them both very much. They were like grandparents to our children. Please know the family are in out thoughts and prayers. xo

Condolence from Linda Hall on April 19th, 2015 9:31 pm

Sheila and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Donald was a truly wonderful man – kind, considerate and very much a gentleman. I enjoyed listening to his stories and very much appreciated spending time with him.

Condolence from Dennis and Sharon Wills on April 19th, 2015 10:22 pm

Sheila and Lowell, we are sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a wonderful man who always had a kind word and a beautiful smile to to all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Dennis and Sharon

Condolence from Scott and Liz on April 19th, 2015 11:23 pm

To Donald’s family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Donald was a very special person to many people. I know I will miss seeing his smiling face and hearing his stories of when he drove horses each time I am at work. He will be missed greatly by so many people.

Condolence from Vernon Uhlman on April 20th, 2015 12:47 am

I’m sorry for your loss I send my condolences he was a good man I always enjoyed talking with him

Condolence from Bruce and Sylvia on April 20th, 2015 7:19 am

To Donald’s children and their families,
Bruce and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you at this very difficult time. Donald was a great guy, never met him that he didn’t stop and have a little chat.. He was a very dedicated and community minded citizen. He will be missed by all who had the priviledge of knowing him . We as well as others shared that honor..
Please know he was a man of honesty and integrity.. Rest in peace Donald..

Condolence from Tom and Sheila Sheppard on April 20th, 2015 7:28 am

A light has gone out in this communiity. Thinking of you, Sheila, and the rest of the Delong family.

Condolence from Donna Miklos on April 20th, 2015 7:43 am

Sheila and Lowell I feel as tho a member of my family has gone. Donald and Rosalie were such a wonderful part of my teen years in Harmony. Trusting that all your good memories will help you at this sad, sad time. It is a great comfort to know that both your parents knew the joy of the Lord. Remembering you in prayer.

Donna Miklos (nee Conrad)

Condolence from Kay Telfer on April 20th, 2015 8:54 am

My deepest condolences go out to all of Donalds family,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss.
Kay Telfer

Condolence from Ralph & Shirley Morton on April 20th, 2015 8:56 am

We are saddened to hear of Donald’s passing. He was a very nice person and will be missed by all that knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Cherish your many good memories and Donald and Rosalie will be with you forever.

Condolence from Ray and Mary Anne Eisener on April 20th, 2015 9:16 am

Sincere sympathy and prayers to the family on the loss of your Dad and Grandfather. We have many memories of his visit to the farm over the years. May your many memories bring comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Condolence from Robert & Marlean Rhodenizer, and Debbie Zwicker on April 20th, 2015 10:01 am

To all the family of Donald DeLong,
Good remembrances of times of hospitality and fellowship with
Rosalie and Donald. Theirs was a solid faith and we think of
them as having entered their new heavenly home. May God
comfort your hearts at this time.
Robert and Marlean Rhodenizer, Debbie Rhodenizer Zwicker,
and family at Barss Corner.

Condolence from Brenton DeLong on April 20th, 2015 10:22 am

My favorite memories of Uncle Donald are sitting around the kitchen table with him and my dad (his brother Randall) hearing stories about their childhood on the farm or working in the woods. He was a wonderful man and an asset to his community. Men like him are few and far between. He will be truly missed.

Our condolences to his children and to the many people of North Queens who he has touched and who will grieve his passing.

Love always,
Brenton, Cathryn and Timothy DeLong

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on April 20th, 2015 10:34 am

I want to extend my sincere condolences to the family of Donald DeLong as you go through this difficult time. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

With sincere sympathy
Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from Fred and Ruth hawkes on April 20th, 2015 12:50 pm

Sheila, Lowell and family, we are sorry to hear about your dad, he was a wonderful man and will be missed.

Condolence from REV JOHN R AND SON DAVID SULLIVAN on April 20th, 2015 1:44 pm

my dad and i are saddened, we send all our love and all the prayer to each of you.
from Rev john r sullivan and son david

Condolence from Ruby Fraser (Acker) on April 20th, 2015 3:11 pm

Sheila and family,
I am so sorry for your personal loss and hope that the memories all of us carry will warm and give some comfort to you in the days and months to come.

Condolence from Judi and Bill Wamboldt on April 20th, 2015 3:18 pm

Sheila and Lowell and families.

You were so blessed to have parents who were so dedicated to you and to each other. I saw Donald often over the past several years and he was so looking forward to the day he would be reunited with Rosalie. He lived a good life and was kind to all. We’ll always remember that little twinkle in his eye and how he loved to tell a story.Cherish those wonderful memories of a fine man.

Condolence from Faith D’Eon on April 20th, 2015 3:43 pm

To Donald DeLong family , would like to offer my condolences ,Donald was my foster brother when i lived in Kempt at uncle Guy and auntie Pearls, Donald was always a fine man and a hard worker, he and Randall were great brothers to me .remember he gave me his old bike and i rode it to school every day ,have a lot of good memories of that family, I miss them all RIP

Condolence from Valerie DeLong on April 20th, 2015 4:00 pm

.We send our condolences to Sheila and Lowell and to all our family and friends who will miss Uncle Donald very much. He was a kind and gentle soul who cared about the people around him. We have so many good memories of him throughout the years and are blessed to have had him in our lives.

Sincere Sympathy,
Valerie and Jacob DeLOng

Condolence from Patricia Selig(Kempton) on April 20th, 2015 5:42 pm

so sorry for your loss; truly a nice man

Condolence from Gail Fancy on April 20th, 2015 8:47 pm

Sending sympathy on the passing of your Dad. It is so hard at a time like this but I know Sheila that you have many treasured memories of your dad. Paul and I both enjoyed our talks with Donald . He was such a kind and happy person. We would visit him at the Home quite often and he enjoyed our visits as we did visiting him. Take care Sheila and God Bless you at this sad time.
Paul and Gail

Condolence from Jim Minard on April 21st, 2015 12:36 am

While I was working at NSPI, I always looked forward to and anticipated seeing Donald at the Harmony power plant. He was great fun to be around as well as being a great co-worker. I have fond memories of Donald from those days.
Kind regards
Jim Minard

Condolence from Murray L. Frank/ Marilyn Woodworth on April 21st, 2015 11:57 am

Our condolences to the family of Donald DeLong…He was such a nice man, and always had a smile and a hello.

Condolence from Stanley & Joan Canning on April 21st, 2015 3:03 pm

So Sorry to hear of Donald’s passing. Please Accept our Sincere Sympathy. Donald was a very fine Gentleman and will be deeply missed.

Condolence from gordon o;hearn on April 21st, 2015 4:13 pm

shelia in youre time of sorrow you shared youre loss with me bless you for that thoughtfulness I loved youre father like an older brother he was so kind to me at all times. the community lost a very dedicated man and you know everyone will miss Donald . may god comfort you in youre time of loss l.o.l. gordieo, I will not be there wed I have an appointment wed in hfx..

Condolence from Anne Kempton on April 21st, 2015 8:28 pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to you Sheila in the passing of your Dad. I remember Donald well when I lived in Caledonia. He always took the time to stop and talk and had a smile on his face. He was a kind, generous man and was well liked. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Don & Pat Selig on April 22nd, 2015 4:24 am

Shelia, so sorry to hear of your father passing, he was a true gentleman,and a great community person
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family

Condolence from Gary ,Toddy & Miranda Mansfield on April 22nd, 2015 9:39 pm

We are so sorry for your Loss. Donald was a fine gentlemen .Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Ellen on April 22nd, 2015 11:03 pm

Lowell,,So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad,it is never easy when we loose a loved one,Sending my condolences to you and the family of Mr Delong
fr. Ellen a friend of Lowell and his family,

Condolence from Rob and Sandra on April 23rd, 2015 8:38 am

The first time I went to the Kempt Baptist Church, Donald met me at the door. He was so warm and
friendly, I have never forgotten the incident. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and Lowell during
this difficult time.

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