Donald McNiven

Donald Stewart McNiven

Friday, May 17th, 1940 - Sunday, December 8th, 2019
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After a life well lived Don McNiven passed away peacefully in his 80th year at Hospice Wellington in Guelph on December 8th 2019.

He is survived by his partner Shirley Scott, her daughter Caroline and son in law Scott - their children Kyle and Erin. Daughter Susan and her children Jason and Alison. Alison's husband Chris and their children Braden and Myla. Loving sister (fellow bridge life master) Marjorie. Her children Stephanie, Johnathan and Elizabeth. Stephanie's children Hannah and Mallory. Jonathan's children Nathan and Rachel. Elizabeth's husband TJ and their children Lula and Adara. Loving sister Sandra and her husband Ashley. Their son Jeremy and his wife Chris and children Chelsie, Carter and Abby.

Don was very active in his community. He was a Rotarian, volunteer with several community theatres, driver for VON - cancer society - and community resource group. He also ran the local bridge club and taught literally hundreds of people his favorite game.

Always with a smile and a kind word - that was Don.

We appreciate the respectful care given by Hospice Wellington.

Donations may be made in Don's memory to: Hospice Wellington, MS Society or Canadian Cancer Society.
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Anna Meyer

Posted at 10:20am
We were delighted to attend Don's Celebration of Life and share our memories with him and Shirley. We were heartened to see the local community pay their respects by the overwhelming number of people who attended the event.

Don was always generous with his time and true gentleman. He will be sorely missed in the community and by all who knew him.

Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

David and Anna Meyer
Chatham, Ontario

Tara Armstrong’s

Posted at 08:21pm
Will never forget doing the School News Report on tv with Don. Always had a smile & kind words. Deepest condolences.

Marilyn Kroes

Posted at 12:11pm
If you heard the words 'Smiley Don' ... you knew exactly who was being referred to. He will be missed.

Donna Green

Posted at 09:22am
Don will be sadly missed by the staff and volunteers at VON (Victorian Order of Nurses). He was so positive, funny and made a positive impact to people in his community. I will sure miss his big hugs. Rest easy Don. :( My sincere condolences to Shirley and their family.
Donna Green


Charles Rogers

Posted at 01:25am
I remember when Jake Milligan challenged the CRTC with pay tv. Don asked myself and a few other young men to run the service many hours in the studio with don doing the TV 3 channel and I worked with don for many years under Jake Milligan. What a honour to host the swap shop on cable 3 with Don many times even into the 1990’s and the early 2000’s great Memories working with a true pioneer of cable tv many of us will miss him but always remember him and his sense of humor.

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