Kline, Donald Frederick

Born in Schomberg on November 18, 1931, a son of the late Charles and Dorothea (nee Weiler) Kline, passed away in Meaford on Monday September 2, 2019 at the age of 87.

Don was predeceased by his wife Ruth (nee Moffatt) in 2005 and is remembered as the much loved best friend and partner of Elaine Williamson (nee Lagace) of Meaford.

He was the devoted father and grandfather of Wendy Kline-Fraser (George) of Brantford and their son Travis, and Lori Sutherland (Ian) of Mississauga and their children Katie and Brittney.

He is survived by his brother Jim (late Kay) Kline of Toronto and was predeceased by a brother Bob (late Margaret) Kline of Georgetown and sister Mary Lou Crochet of Cornwall and was a brother-in-law to her husband Harold.

Don will be fondly remembered by Elaine’s family: Wendy Williams (Brad Jackson) of Cambridge and son Jacob, and Brenda Heaslip of Guelph and children Alexia and Chase, brothers-in-law Marvin Lagace (Penny) of Guelph, Glen Williamson (Lynn) of Sarnia and a sister-in-law Barbara Williamson of Elora.  He was a special uncle to his several nieces and nephews and their families.

Don was a faithful member of the Masonic Lodge and his home lodge Birch Cliff #612 of Toronto for 53 years.  He was a Past Master, Past Grand Senior Deacon and Past Principal of Lebanon Chapter #220 of Toronto, a Past Grand First Principal, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and Past Master of Keystone Council R.S.M., and Past Grand Master of Royal and Select Masters of Ontario and Rt. Em. Dist. Bro. Regent, KCPC.

Following a family visitation, cremation has taken place and a Masonic Remembrance Service followed by a Memorial Funeral Service will be conducted at Meaford United Church, 7 Boucher St. E., in Meaford on Friday September 20th beginning at 11.a.m.  Family will receive friends in the fellowship hall at the church to share refreshments and further remembrances of Don immediately following the memorial service.

A family disposition of his cremated remains will take place at a later date.

If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Fund through the Cryptic Rite Charitable Foundation or the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca.


Visitation: Reception to follow memorial service at Meaford United Church

Friday, September 20, 2019 11:00 AM
Service: Meaford United Church, 7 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON

Donations: Masonic Grand Council Alzheimer Fund or Meaford Hospital Foundation
Make a donation in memory of Donald Frederick Kline

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Leita Root
    Thursday, September 5, 2019

    Dear Elaine,
    I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a very special person who enjoyed life to the fullest. You and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers. With sincere sympathy, Leita

  2. Ivamae Janes
    Friday, September 6, 2019

    Dear Elaine and family,
    I am so sorry I won’t be at Don’s service, to be there in his memory and to be there for you. If I lived a bit closer, I would be there. Don was a good friend to both Tom and I and we had many good times together. I will never forget those times. I will give you a call later on for a visit. Love and Hugs, Ivamae

  3. Richard Jackson
    Friday, September 6, 2019

    Elaine, Wendy, Lori and families. I am so sorry for your loss. Don was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by all that knew him. I am not able to attend the service as we will be out of the country but our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Richard and Wendy Jackson

  4. Samuel Kalinowsky
    Monday, September 9, 2019

    Dear Elaine,
    Sincere condolences on the passing of Donald. May you find comfort in the many pleasant memories of happy times spent to-gether. I regret that I will be unable to attend the Memorial Service. Rest in Peace.

    Samuel Kalinowsky, Gedeliah Council-Ottawa

  5. Kerrie & John Heffernan
    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Dear Elaine,
    So sorry for your loss. Cherish your fond memories.

  6. Sharon Long
    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Elaine & Family: Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our family enjoyed many fun times with him at his cottage at Lora Bay. Gary & Sharon Long

  7. George McCowan
    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    The condolences from the officers and members of Guelph Chapter No. 40 are offered to the family. M. Ex. Comp. D. F. Kline was indeed a great Mason and leader of Royal Arch Masonry and will be sorely missed.

  8. Dale
    Monday, September 16, 2019

    Dear Lori and Wendy I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a great man and we will never forget him.(specially James and his ears lol) My thoughts and prays will be with you on Friday. I really wish I could be there to help celebrate his memories


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