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JOHN DONALD RADCLIFFE (published on October 16, 2010)



JOHN DONALD RADCLIFFE May 17, 1924 October 10, 2010 It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, who passed away peacefully on October 10, 2010, at the age of 86. Don will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Florence, daughter, Jacqueline Miller (Keith), grandchildren, Jonathan and Jennifer (Luke), sisters, Margorie Greenaway, Barbara Radcliffe, Jean Miller, Joan Radcliffe, Diane Koehli (Bob), along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Zella and Joseph, sister, Mona Greenaway, and brothers, Blake and David. Don served with the Royal Canadian Air Force as Flight Sergeant from December 6, 1943 to September 19, 1945, at which time he was honorably released and transferred to RCAF (Reserve). On September 27, 1949, he became a fireman with the Canadian National Railway and went on to become a Locomotive Engineer. He retired in 1984 after 35 years of service. Upon retirement, Mom and Dad became snowbirds and spent many enjoyable winters in Fort Myers, Florida; Mesa, Arizona and Harlingen, Texas. Our fondest memories of Dad will be the many summers he shared with us at Dorothy Lake in the Whiteshell. He lived life to its fullest as he was one that never sat still. He loved gardening; fishing, working with his hands and left us a beautiful legacy behind, that being, the cottage he built at Dorothy Lake. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. Interment will be held at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens following the reception. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at St. Boniface Hospital for the wonderful care they gave Dad after his heart attack and stroke. Thank you also to niece, Jan Lindop, for the care, compassion and companionship she provided Dad when it was most needed and to all the staff and caregivers at the Golden Door Geriatric Center for the excellent care and comfort they provided Dad and the family. Sandra, your kindness will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L OK6. Glen Lawn Funeral Home 982-7550


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