Donald passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Sunset Haven, Carnduff, SK at the age of 90 years.
Don was the second oldest of four boys born to Wes and Carrie Ritchie. They were raised in Mt. Pleasant District northeast of Glen Ewen. Don married Marie on August 1, 1959 and they welcomed their first child, Brian, in 1960 and their second child, Karen, in 1979. Don was a teacher in his younger years and later retired in 1989 as manager of ICG Propane in Estevan. Don enjoyed many sports such as ball, hockey, bowling, and snowmobiling. He also loved trapping and fishing.
Don was predeceased by his mother Carrie in 1972, father Wes in 1983, brothers Bob in 1971, Jack in 1987, and Jim in 1997.
Don is survived by his loving wife Marie; son Brian Ritchie, Campbell River, B.C.; daughter Karen Harding (Brenden Shauf), Estevan, SK and her children Semiah and Kasia; best friend and cousin George Ritchie, Glen Ewen, SK; Marie's sister Fran Ruecker, Abbotsford, B.C.; bother Barry (Adeline) Brown, Vernon, B.C., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Estevan with Rev. Randy Kleemola officiating. The private family interment took place at Estevan City Cemetery immediately following the service. The lunch reception was held in the church auditorium.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Border Line Housing Company 1975 Inc., Box 250, Carnduff, SK, S0C 0S0.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.