Donald Burgess Fisher – 86, of Liverpool, Queens Co., passed away peacefully on February 9th 2011 with his family by his side.
Born June 11, 1924 in Southwest Port Mouton, Queens Co., N.S., he was the son of the late Walter and Elsie (Burgess) Fisher.
Donald is survived by his wife of 61 years, Hazel (Bower) Fisher, of Liverpool; daughter Sheryl Majocha of Victoria, B.C.; son Donald Eugene (Janice Wolfe) of Brooklyn, Queens Co.; granddaughters Amy Fisher of Eastern Passage and Amanda Maynard (Mustapha Maynard) of Charleston, Queens Co.; great-grandson Elijah Maynard of Charleston, Queens Co; sister in law Eva (Douglas) Fisher-Spinney.
Donald was predeceased by sisters Bernice Nichols, Bessie (Harry Wiles), Madelyn (Laurie Smith) and Elmer.
Donald served in the Merchant Marines throughout the duration of the Second World War, loved the sea and was very proud of his world travels. After the war he moved on to become purchasing clerk for TRA Wholesalers. He was Past Noble Grand – Odd Fellows, Stratachona Lodge, Liverpool, Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 38, Liverpool and former President of the Queens County Veterans Club.
Donald was a great husband, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend who loved all people, was an avid visitor of the sick and elderly, a friend to all and stranger to none. He was a consummate family man and gentleman who will be dearly missed by all.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 11th, 2011, from 7-9 p.m., with a Legion Service at 7:00 p.m., A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 12th, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception, all from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Reverend Donald Lawton officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Bog Road, Liverpool. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Trinity Anglican Church, Queens General Hospital Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Lanny & Bea DeLong
Hazel & family
We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
I will miss our occasional conversation that we would have when I walked to work and he would be sitting on his front doorstep. He will be missed by many. My sincere condolences to the family.
So sorry for your loss. May the good Lord get you all through these tough times. Sincerely , Tish.
Dear Hazel , i am soo sorry to hear about Don. i have known don for many years ,how kind you and Don were to me in a strange country,, i have many good memories ,, you,, cherri and Donnie my deepest sympathy ,,,
my prayers are with you all… jean,,,,
Janet and George Fletcher
Hazel and family: We were so sorry to hear about Donald’s passing. We enjoyed our visits to the house and to the lake. I enjoyed Donnie’s stories and walking by the house will never be the same not seeing Donnie on the doorstep. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
Linda Leslie & Curtis Maillett
Dear Hazel, Cheryl & Donald & families: We are very sorry to hear of Donalds passing. Our heartfelt condolences are sent to the whole family. Bless all of you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Linda & Curtis
Sorry to hear of Donalds passing. He will be missed by many.
My thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.
Dear Hazel & family,
So sorry to hear of Donald’s passing.He was a great guy! May the passing of time help to heal this difficult time.
Clyde,Linda and David Whynot
We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing.He will be missed.May the Lord be with you in this sad time and help you through.Take care in knowing every one is thinking of you and you are in their prayers.
Dear Hazel & family,
Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Corina & Willis Huphman
Dear Hazel & Family, so sorry to hear of Donald’s passing…he was a very kind and friendly man, who will be missed by many…whenever he saw me he would always ask about my father in law and the residents at the home who he visited on different occasions…may you take comfort in knowing he is at rest free from pain…Our thoughts are with you all at this time…
Sincerely Willis & Corina
Brenda and Ira Huskins
Ira and I are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing, he has gone through a lot in his life time, but we remember him as always having a smile, and coming to visit my Mom and Dad. We remember being at your 60th anniversary, wow, that is a long time to be together, we are sending our sympathy to you, Hazel, Donnie and Sherie.
God Bless you to get through this tough time.
Brenda and Ira
Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth
Donnie & Family – I was very sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. He was always a pleasant person and had many conversations whenever we ran into each other. He always had time to stop and chat. Our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time.
Dear Hazel and family,
I am so sorry to learn of Don’s passing.Thinking of you.
I am sorry to learn of your father’s passing. I will be thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
Margo & Borden Hanley
Dear Hazel, Sherry & Donnie. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Don was so well known in the community and especially the hospitals and homes. He loved to check and see who he knew and always made such an effort to visit people who really needed the company. This is a rare personality to have in these busy times, but was so much appreciated. Please find strength and comfort in happy memories – I have my own memories with my visits for sleepovers at your house as a child growing up. We are thinking of you all. God Bless.
Margo & Borden
Ivan + Marilyn Huskins
Ivan and I , were so sorry to hear the passing of Donald. He was
such a kind and wonderful man. No matter where he was or what
kind of weather, he’d always had time to stop and have a little
chat. He’s sure going to be missed by everyone who knew him.
So we’d like to send our condolences to everyone of his family.
Alfie & Theresa & Robenia Brewster
Hazel and family we are very sorry to hear of Donald’s passing at this time we are thinking of you and would like to give our deepest condolence to you and family god be with you.
sorry to hear of donald’s passing; my prayers are with you all’
Stein and Simone Snarby
Dear Hazel and Family,
It is with great sorrow we heard of Don’s passing. We have many fond memories of our time on Bristol Ave. including several conversations with Don on your front deck. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Stein and Simone
Hazel ans family, so sory to hear of Doalds passing, He will sure be missed ,he wa such a faithfull visitor to the sick and shut ins.
My deepest sympathy o all the family
Dave and Jewel Wilson
We wish to send our sincere condolences to all the Fisher families. He has fought many battles over the years. Dave will miss his short visits with him every Friday as he was delivering the meal on wheels to the both of them. He will be truly missed by everyone who knew him.Our deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow.
Lloyd & Barbara Naugler
We were saddened to hear of Don,s passing.He was a special person who brightened many a lonely person in hospital or out, especially lloyd,s father ,Don visited him many times over the years. He will be dearly missed by all.
MaryAnn & Scott Rhyno
Donnie,Janice and family,we were so very sorry to hear about your dad.We will miss seeing him on his many visits to you.Cherish your memories as they are the one thing nobody can ever take away from you..Please know that we are thinking of you all,especially your mom,61 years together is a very long time.God bless you all.
JIm, Arlene & Graydon Coombs
Sorry to hear of Don’s Passing, i wish to pass on my heart felt condolences to all of the family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
I always enjoyed a good laugh with Donnie. He will be missed by the many friends he has made over the years. Our family will be thinking of you in the days to come.
valerie & gary joudrey
dear hazel and family .
sorry to hear about daon.our condolences are with you and the family in this time of sorrow.
Vivian and David Huskins
Sherie,Donnie and Hazel and families: We were sorry to hear of Don’s Big Fish Sticks passing. He has fought a good fight but it was time to go to a better place and not have to suffer anymore. We will miss seeing him at the Legion Suppers on Friday evenings and also miss waving to him when he sat in his favorite place on the front veranda. He use to have fun when the guys from the mill went out to the cabin for the night. He will be missed by all who had contact with him. Vivian and David Huskins
Doug & Sylvia Zwicker and Brian & Kim Mansfield
Deepest Sympathies are with you and your family at this sad time.
You are remembered in my thoughts . You were always kind and generous when I worked at TRA Wholesalers. My condolences to your family. Cedric
Janet & Joe Christie and family
ur thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Hazel and family hugs to all
Janet & Joe Christie and family
so sorry, we will miss uncle Don take care hugs!!! to all the family
Janet & Joe Christie & family
so sorry about uncle Don you take care hugs to you and rest of the family too
Blanche, Charlene & Carl Veinot
Hazel, Sherry, & Donnie: So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I am sure the sick and confined will miss his friendly visits. When you would meet Don he would always ask how everyone in the family were doing. Sure will miss seeing him sitting out on his veranda. Always cherish the wonderful memories that you have of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. TAKE CARE!!
Stacy and Jamie Thorburn
Donnie, Janice, Amy, Amanda, Mustapha and Elijah
So sorry to hear about your father/grandfather. We know from the stories that Amanda told that he truly was a great man.
Please find comfort at this most difficult time that you were all able to make many memories with him that will help you through the rough patches. He was definately a strong, compassionate person; a trait that will be passed on to all of you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you…stay strong.
He was a Great Guy ,always a smile and a story. I know you will remember all the good times.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
Kerry and Pat
Harry & Cheryl Kennickell
Donald and family: We are so sorry for your loss.
To the family of the late Donald Fisher.
May you find solice in god at this most difficult time.
Cedric Mailman of Ellershouse,N.S. former employee of TRA Maritimes Ltd.
my sincere sympathies to all of you in the passing of Donald.
Amanda Amy and family i send my condolences.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sherry and family: Please know my heartfelt thoughts are with you at this time.
Lesley & Gerry Dunnett
Gerry & I send our love & prayers to you & your family Sherry. We are thinking of you.
Dear Sherry, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you all share. Safe travels. Hugs.
Val & John Kempton
Our condolences to your family on your loss of husband, father and grandfather.
Jenna Powers & Justin Clyke
Best wishes to you Aunt Hazel & family. Our thoughts and prayes are with you at this difficult time. Sending all our love. Wish we could be there.
Marlene and Alfe Duhamel
Sherry, our friend. There doesn’t seem to be enough words to express how sorry Alfe and I are on the loss of your dad. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Ken & Hylda Maynard
Our condolences to all the family.
May the Peace of God comfort and sustain you at this time, on the passing of your Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather.
Ken & Hylda Maynard
Our sincere condolences to all the family.
May the Peace of God comfort and sustain at this time on the passing of your Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather.
Peggy and family
Dear Hazel and family
Though no one else can lift away the greif you’re all going through
in the loss of your husband and father. Our thoughts and love are with you always.
Peggy . (Clingan- Ross)
David and Donna Dicks
Sorry for your loss. Our sincere synpathy to the family.
Kenneth & Valerie schrader
Sorry to hear of your loss well miss talking to him this summer in the parking lot.He always droped in for a chat . May he rest in the arms of the lord .MY god be with you and your family .
Harriet Snair and daughter Janet Levangie
Dear Hazel and Family,
We were so sorry to read about Don’s passing. Letting you know you are thought about during this time of loss with sympathy and caring. May you experience peace and hope that sustains you in your sorrow.
Laurie & Allen Page
We have known Sheryl for many years and are close friends. She has told us many stories about her family and her upbringing. It was a pleasure to actually see places and faces with the pictures that were shown on the video. It confirms to us there is indeed a strong family bond and a loving family. May you all find peace and comfort in your cherished memories. Our deepest condolences to all.
Louise Jovanovic adn the Peninsula Singers
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of remembering. From the glimpses we can catch on the little video clip, your grandfather led a life enriched by many loving connections to family and community. There will be much to share as you spend these days together.
I WILL MISS OUR CONVERSATONS OVER TOWN ESPECIALLY ABOUT THE MERCHANT MARINE DAYS
Al and Meleta Hirtle
Sorry to hear of your loss and know how much Donald will be missed by family and friends.
Robert and Mona Inness
Dear Hazel and Family,
Our deepest sympathies at Donald’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
Robert and Mona
Valerie and Donald Inness
Hazel and Family,
Our sincere sympathies for your loss.
Donald was a great guy.
Valerie and Donald
So sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts are with you during this time. It’s been a long time but hope you and your family are well.
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Don. He always made me feel like part of the family and was such a good friend to so many. From what I saw he was liked by all who crossed his path and that is truly rare to find. I hope you can all find peace in his passing by keeping close the many wonderful memories you have of this kind, gentle man.
I’m glad to see through the pictures that he got to know his great grandson . . . . . and I know in long talks with him on the front porch that he was very proud of all his family . . . and I know you are proud of him too and will miss him dearly. Take strength from the fact that he is in heaven watching down on you all.
Debbie and Guy Lynch
We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Sherry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. Take care and hope to see you in Victoria sometime soon.
Darlene Pinch from Victoria
Sherry – my heart and my tears are with you and your family. Love Darlene
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
So very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Bill & Mary Alexander
Dear Hazel: We are so sorry to know Don is not with you anymore, you two were favourites of ours at Waterloo card parties. Sincerely, Mary.