Don Austin of Meaford passed away peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the age of 86.
Born on December 1, 1932, Don was a son of the late George and Mabel (nee Washford) Austin.
Don was the much loved husband of Fran (nee Harvey) Austin.
He was the proud father of Cindy Austin Goudy (Don Goudy) of Meaford, Duane Austin of Feversham, and Angi Austin (Jimmy Tom) of London.
He was the loving and witty ‘Papa’, ‘Gramps’ and ‘Pipi’ of Crystal (Mark), Chantelle (Eric), Jeremy (Cassie), Lexi, Tanner, Morgan (Kyle), Emma, Ryder, Aja, Zaiah, Nora, and Bo.
Don was the dear brother of Frances Sommer, June White (Gord), Gladys Dobson (late Howard), and Shirley Austin (Dave Nelson). He was predeceased by his brothers George, Bill, Roy, Les and Harold, and his sisters Agnes Fletcher and Gwen Cramp. Don will be remembered fondly by his brother-in-law Gord Cramp and his sisters-in-law Winnie Austin and Leona Kirkpatrick and by his many nieces, nephews and their families.
Don ‘Nipper’ was a carpenter by day and an entertainer by night. He loved his family and his birds and bunnies too.
A funeral service will be conducted at Knox Presbyterian Church in Meaford on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 12 noon. Don’s family will receive friends the hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.
As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford and St. Vincent Agricultural Society (cheques only) 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 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca
Visitation: Knox Presbyterian Church 11 a.m. - 12 noon
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:00 PM
Service: Knox Presbyterian Church, Meaford