GRENIER, Donald, Capt (Ret’d), CD, Log, RCAF, RCLS

GrenierDon, 83, passed peacefully on July 6, 2023 in Port Credit, ON. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Natalie (Filipowich) and daughter Trisha (Todd). He leaves daughters Jodi (Domenic), and Monique, son-in-law Todd, grandchildren Avery, Sam, and Chris.

At 17, he joined the RCAF and served for 35 years.   His Military Career took him first to Rivers, MB, and Brandon, when he met Nat and got married. Then it was Winnipeg, while raising a young family and attending the University of Winnipeg (Bach Economics), as part of the Debating Team and becoming the President of the Students Association. They then lived in Ottawa, Montreal, and Ottawa again, where they chose to retire.

Don deeply valued family, faith, the purpose of service, and close friendships as a Knights of Columbus member, and as part of the neighborhood of Orleans. An avid reader, he loved curling, bonspiels, and BBQ’s. Was often seen jogging with their terrier mix, Cindy, and later, reading the paper outside with his coffee in the summer months, Smokey by his side. He charmed his nurses at Trillium Camilla Care in Port Credit and his laughter was infectious

A celebration of Don’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 8th at Beechwood Cemetery (280 Beechwood Ave. Ottawa, ON) at 1pm followed by the internment and reception.