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127 Church Street
P.O. Box 370
Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
Phone: 1-613-256-3313
Fax: 1-613-256-6300
Donald Pearson

Donald Frederick Pearson

Thursday, March 8th, 1928 - Sunday, October 20th, 2019
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Donald Frederick Pearson

B. March 8, 1928 in Reading, Berkshire, England
D. October 20, 2019 in Carleton Place, Ontario

Survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Daphne (nee Silk), his sister, Cynthia Pearson, his children Dr. Wendy (Susan Knabe) Pearson, Nigel (Lenore) Pearson, and Sally (Butch) Porteous, his grandchildren, Jennifer Porteous, Christine (Dave) Gillis, Samantha (Jordan) Monfils, Todd (Caroline) Pearson, and Tara Pearson, and great-grandchildren Gavin, Carter, Tye, and Payton Gillis, Jayden, Stacey, and, soon to be, baby Jackson Monfils, Hunter and Brock Clark, and Mary, Andy, and Mattie Pearson. Predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Lillian Pearson, his brother, Cyril Pearson, his three infant sons, Terrence, Barry, and Richard, his granddaughter Stacey Porteous, son-in-law Butch, daughter-in-law Lenore, and many much-loved dogs.
Don worked at numerous technical jobs in the UK, living in Reading and Crawley prior to emigrating to Canada with his wife and children in 1966. He found work as a project manager and professional engineer specializing in electronics, working for a number of companies in Ottawa and Montreal, most recently Bell Northern Research, from which he retired in 1991. Don was central to many projects, but his proudest contribution was helping develop the controls for the Canadarm whilst he was working for CAE.
Following retirement, Don and Daphne founded and for many years ran Rhapsody Rounds, an extremely successful Choreographed Ballroom dance club in the Ottawa area. Don was a keen photographer and particularly enjoyed photographing birds and all aspects of nature, including the wonderful gardens he and Daphne developed on their property on Upper Dwyer Hill Road, where they lived for many happy years. Don was a kind and loving man, a true gentleman, and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Donations to Lanark Animal Welfare Society in lieu of flowers please.

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C.R. Gamble Funeral Home and Chapel Inc.
(127 Church St., Almonte, ON., 613-256-3313)
On Monday, October 28, 2019 from 11am to 12 noon. Chapel Service to follow visitation at 12pm. Reception to follow service in funeral home reception suites.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, October 28th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Monday, October 28th, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    C.R. Gamble Funeral Home
    127 Church St
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    Service to follow visitation
  • Service

    Monday, October 28th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Monday, October 28th, 2019 12:00pm
    C.R. Gamble Funeral Home
    127 Church St
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  • Reception

    Monday, October 28th, 2019 | 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    Monday, October 28th, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    C.R. Gamble Reception Suites
    127 Church Street
    Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0
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Peppy Mocko

Posted at 09:09am
Sorry to hear of Don's passing.Good man.Quiet and kind is what I remember of him. RIP

Cynthia Pearson

Posted at 09:13am
For my beloved brother, Don, with love.
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Posted at 11:03am
My thoughts are with you Sally . Sam , Christine and families

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Maureen McCool

Posted at 10:56am

May fond memories of your Dad bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My hear & prayers go out to you and your family.

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