ANDERSON, James McDonald (Don) – Don departed this life on January 6, 2022, at his home in Alliston, Ontario in his 87th year. Don was born on July 3rd, 1935, the second child of Clarence Anderson and Eldred McDonald. He had happy memories of growing up at the family farmhouse near Terra Cotta. In 1962 Don was married to Marlene Hamilton of Orangeville. After living in Toronto, they moved to Nobleton and later to Alliston. For 51 years, Don and Marlene enjoyed time at Bass Lake in Muskoka. Don is survived by his wife, Marlene, by their daughter, Caron (Mark Langman) of Barrie, Ontario, and by their son Kevin (Michelle Crowder) of Lashburn, Saskatchewan. Don’s cherished grandchildren are: Caron’s family – Brooke, Jaclyn (Jonathan), Andrew (Dean), and Kevin’s family – Terry, Jacob (Shaylee), and Sarah (Brayden). Don’s great-grandchildren are Karliah, Owen, Emerson, and Cayden. Don is also survived by his siblings, Raymond Anderson (Norma), Jean Carberry (Clare), and David Anderson (Joyce). A visitation will be held at BASIC FUNERALS & CREMATION CHOICES – JENNETT MEMORIAL CENTRE, 152 Bradford Street in Barrie on Sunday, January 9th, 2022 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Please note that attendance will be limited. Those planning on attending are asked to RSVP on the website below or call 705-722-6656 to reserve their place. Cremation to follow. Interment of ashes will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario. If desired, memorial donations to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting barrie.basicfunerals.ca
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