Donald Girardin

Obituary of Donald Girardin

GIRARDIN, Donald Murray

October 12, 1939 - April 2, 2019. Loved and cherished husband of Sharon (Schraeder) for over 55 years. Don was the father of two children, who he loved very much and of whom he was very proud, Laura Vukanovich (John) and Michael (Adrienne). His 6 grandchildren were a welcome addition to the family and a source of love and pride, Jack, Ben, Nick, Madison (Hoak), Olivia, and Cassidy. Also surviving are a brother, James (Donna) and sister, Grace Johnston (late Murray). Don was a life long resident of Leamington. He was employed by H. J. Heinz Co. working in Quality Control Dept. until retirement in 1996. He loved golf, and almost any other sport and was a star football player at L.D.S.S. in his high school years. Later years were spent boating which enabled him to share this hobby with family and friends. Don was a caring and generous man and always put others needs ahead of his own. He was robbed of his last years when Alzheimers claimed him, but it didn't define him. He will always be remembered in our hearts with love. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 12 p.m. until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Don's life at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer Society. Friends may share memories and make memorial donations at