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Donald Eckert

Donald Aloysius Eckert

Monday, April 11th, 1932 - Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Eckert, Donald Aloysius

Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Sheila (nee Pinnell) for over 60 years. Loving father of Donalee Jensen (John), Dale Eckert, Dianne Vezsenyi, Daniel Eckert and Deven Eckert. Proud grandfather of Kyle (Natalie), Stacey (Eric), Joshua (Robyn), Jeremy, Alexander, Hana, Rachel and great grandfather of Jack, Abigail and Benjamin. Son of the late Edward and Matilda Eckert. Dear brother of Annette Meyer and the late Florence Davidson, Rita Guil, Gerald, Alvin, David , Brian and Bruce Eckert. Fondly remembered by his in-laws, nieces, nephews and their families.

Don was a custodian with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, Cub Scout Leader and member of St. Joseph's choir. He was an avid Blue Jays fan and foodie, who loved cooking and WWII memorabilia, especially Lancaster airplanes.

Don's family will receive relatives and friends from 10-10:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at St. Joseph's RC Church, 148 Madison Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Please note, if you wish to attend, please bring a protective mask and you must be previously registered as required by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario.

Please visit www.henrywalser.com to confirm your attendance and to view Don's memorial. Interment at Williamsburg Cemetery following the mass, where attendance will be limited to 50 persons. As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Arthritis Society or St. Mary's Hospital Foundation would be appreciated (cards available at the funeral home).
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 | 10:00am - 10:45am
    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
    St. Joseph's R.C. Church - Madison Ave. S.
    148 Madison Ave. S.
    Kitchener, ON
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    If you would like to attend the visitation, please RSVP to the service.
  • Service

    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Joseph's R.C. Church - Madison Ave. S.
    148 Madison Ave. S.
    Kitchener, ON
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    *Please note that face coverings are required. Non-medical masks, bandanas, paper disposable masks or scarves and cloth can be used. Please keep 2 metres (6 ft) apart.*
  • Interment

    Williamsburg Cemetery
    1541 Fischer Hallman Road
    Kitchener, ON N2G 3W5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Attendance will be limited to 50 persons.


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Heide Guil

Posted at 04:39pm
Paul and I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to you, Sheila, and to your family. Paul and Heide Guil

Posted at 03:58pm
Sheila & family, Sorry to hear of Don,s passing, Deepest sympathy to all. Mike & Darlene Schaller Formly of {Jack & Jill Hairstyling}

Melodie Eckert

Posted at 02:40pm
Condolences, thoughts and big hugs being sent from Alvin Eckert's family to Uncle Donnie's family. Will always remember the special card games played at Grandma's, dancing around, Uncle Donnie's infectious happy laugh and his handsome kind smile. Thanks for the beautiful memories of our childhood, we will cherish them. Our deepest and sincere sympathies to you all, sending lots of prayers, love and hugs. His memory will always live on, rest in sweetest peace Uncle Donnie! Love from Clara Eckert and her girls (Debbie, Bev, Melodie, Shelley, Sharey) and their families Melodie, Rachel and Emely Eckert MacDonald

Patricia Weber Eckert Armstrong

Posted at 10:26am
Sheila and Family......We are so very sorry for your loss. We will always remember Donnie’s wonderful laugh, his kindness, and his love for life and his family. And of course his love of card playing. Another addition to the card table in heaven. They have been waiting for him. Our deepest sympathies to you all and praying for you all. Love, Pat (Eckert) Armstrong, Jason Eckert, Corrin Mckelvey and families.

Gerri Korec

Posted at 09:43am
Condolences to all the Eckert Family:

I worked with Don at St Marys High School for many years. He was a great addition to our staff lending a helping hand in any situation. We enjoyed his cooking and cleaning up and sharing a few laughs to get through the day. He may be gone but will never be forgotten....may he rest in Peace. Sincere sympathy to all..... Gerri Korec

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