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McGowan, Donald Gordon

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May 1948 — July 26, 2020

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Don McGowan at the age of 72 in Stony Plain, Alta. Don was born and raised in Watrous, Sask. He joined the RCMP in 1967, married Judy Roney in 1969 and had two children, Alison and Trevor. They lived in many places around Alberta, making many friends along the way. Don’s last posting was in Stony Plain where he ended his career from the force in 1987. Don pursued other job opportunities including work at the Sherriff’s Department and Investors Group before he retired.

Don enjoyed many hobbies including: reading, playing his guitar, listening to music, photography, camping and traveling. He especially loved building and flying model airplanes and was involved with the Meridian Model Flyers and MAAC associations. Airplanes were a passion of his, and the friendships forged with these groups of hobbyists brought a lot of joy to his life.

Don was a funny, caring and hard-working man who enjoyed people’s company and was a great storyteller. He loved his family and liked to share words of wisdom. He was a planner and always made sure his family was taken care of.

Don is survived by his wife Judy of 51 years; daughter Alison Peters; son-in-law Bruce; grandchildren Nolan and Gabrielle Peters; Brendan and Payton, and their mother Bobbi McGowan; sister Noreen Moen of Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews.

Don was predeceased by his parents Gordon and Roberta McGowan and son Trevor. He lived a full life and will be loved and missed by many.

Thank you to friends and family for years of fun, friendship, love and encouragement. A special thank you is extended to Dr. C. Fuchs. He went above and beyond to provide wonderful care and support to Don over the years, especially these last few months.

A celebration of life wwill be held on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at 1 p.m. from Parkland Funeral Chapel, 3502 44th Ave., Stony Plain.

If friends and family desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, No. 144, 5241 Calgary Trail, Edmonton, T6H 5G8.

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