Donald James Orton, born 1940, passed away peacefully at the Cambridge Country Manor, Friday May 10, 2019 at the age of 79.
Donald was the beloved husband of the late Marjorie June Orton (Detzler) and dear father of Clifford Donald Orton (passed 1993), Teri-Lynn (Foss) & Kevin Studiman, Mary-Ann Jakubiec (Foss) & Troy Buchanan, Sharilee (Orton) & Harold Then and Dale Amaral (Foss) & Mike Legault. Don is also survived by his dear sister Janet Purdy (Orton), 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Margaret and Clifford Orton of Hespeler, grandson Adam Foss, nephews Donny Cooper & Randy Purdy-Cooper and special mention to Beverly C Johnston and Marjorie Dupe. Don will be sadly missed by his girls and all who loved him.
Donald was a life-long resident of Hespeler. He worked at Wood’s Transport for many years and retired from Overland Express at the age of 55. Dad loved camping and our family enjoyed many summers at Long Point and Elora Gorge. He truly loved his family home and the memories made along the Speed River.
For those who wish to make a donation in Lieu of Flowers can do so to the Diabetes Society of Canada.
A Grave side service will be held at New Hope Cemetery on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11 a.m. with a celebration of life to follow.
Our family would like to extend a special thankyou to the Care Staff at the Cambridge Country Manor.