Sgt Donald William Henry “Donnie” Zehr, CD

    •  Sgt Donald William Henry “Donnie” Zehr, CD
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    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Donald William Henry “Donnie” Zehr, CD  of 8 Wing Engineer Squadron, suddenly at his residence in Trenton ON on Friday, 28 August  2020 in his 47th year. Donnie was an Electrical Generating Systems Technician with 8 Wing in Canadian Forces Base Trenton.

    Donnie enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 2001as an Electrical Generating Systems Technician. Upon completion of his trades training, he was posted to 86 Area Support Unit at Canadian Forces Base Trenton. During his first posting, Donnie deployed to Canadian Forces Station Alert for two 6-month tours where he worked in the main Power Plant. He also deployed on Task Force Afghanistan Roto 2 (Sep-Dec 2006.) Upon his return, Donnie was posted to CFB Comox where he was promoted to Master Corporal in 2007 and completed his second tour in Afghanistan on Roto 6 (Jun-Dec 2008).

    In 2010, Donnie was posted to CFB Borden where he was promoted to Sergeant in 2011. The next year he was posted to Regional Property Operations Detachment Edmonton as a shop supervisor. Donnie was then posted back to CFB Trenton in 2015 where he became the Electrical Generating Systems Section Supervisor and oversaw the construction of countless containerized generators as well as the on-going maintenance of the CFS Alert Power Plant. Donnie took over as the 86 ASU Flight Warrant Officer in May 2019.

    Visitation will be held at Weaver (East) Funeral Home (29 Bay St., Trenton) on Friday, 4 September 2020 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Due to COVID - 19 restrictions, anyone planning to attend the visitation should call the funeral home (613-394-2433) for information and to leave your name and phone number. Appointments are not required for visitation. Masks are mandatory and when you arrive you may be instructed to wait in your vehicle until the capacity allows for you to enter.

    A private funeral ceremony will be held at 8 Wing Chapel, Namao Drive East, Trenton on Saturday, 5 September 2020 at 11:00 AM. Cremation to follow. A live stream of the service is pending…more information will follow. If desired, memorial donations to the Huntington Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home. {khSep20}