Passed away peacefully on November 17, 2017 at Northland Pointe in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Kalailieff). Loving father of Rob (Cherie) and Heather Porte (Dan). Dear grandfather of Owen, Connor, Sydney and Brianna. Dear brother of Marjory Nichols, Bobbie Goodsell and brother in-law of Mary Hobbs, Edward Kalailieff (Bette), May Assellin (Norm). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Sherman.
Don was born in Vancouver, moved to Port Colborne in 1959 where he met the love of his life Margaret. He retired from Union Carbide in 1988 with over 30 years of service. Don loved golfing, bowling, curling, gardening but most of all, spending time with his family.
Cremation has taken place.The family will receive friends for memorial visitation at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne on Tuesday, November 21st from 6 - 8 p.m.If so desired, donations may be made in memory of Don to SickKids Foundation or Autism Niagara.