LCpl Donald “Don” Robert Stewart Doal (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death of Lance-Corporal Don Doal (Ret'd) peacefully on 9 September 2010.
Don was born in Englehart, ON in 1921 and grew up in Matheson, ON. He spent his working life as a geologist and prospector and served overseas in WW II for five years with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion and served in many capacities there. His work as Service Officer of the branch brought him many awards including the Legion Palm Leaf. In 1999 he was honoured as the Greatest Airdronian of the century.
A celebration of Don's life will be held at the Airdrie United Church, 1 Avenue NE, Airdrie, AB on 16 September. Memorial tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, www.heartandstroke.ca. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Don, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane, AB.