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Donald Blakie Hossack

05/19/1927 - 01/29/2015
Service Date: 02/07/2015
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: St. Marks Episcopal Church, 322 N. Horne St.

Donald B. Hossack, 87 was called home to heaven on January 29th, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona.  He was born to Emin and Stella Hossack in Thamesford, Ontario, Canada in 1927.  He worked on his family’s farm until he joined the Royal Canadian Navy at age 17.  He served on the aircraft carrier HMCS Warrior in the Atlantic.  Upon his return from the navy, he married his sweetheart, Doris Fennell.  In Canada, he was employed at Wallace Brothers Lumber and was active in civic service as Reeve (Mayor) and Warden of Oxford County (County Supervisor), as well as a manager of a local hockey team.  In 1963, Don, Doris and sons Chris and Duncan immigrated to Arizona, where he began working for O’Malley Lumber Company, where he worked until he retired in 1990.  Don and Doris added two more children, Dianne and David, to their family in Arizona.  Don was very active in community and civic service in Arizona. He was past president of the Mesa Baseline Rotary Club, board member of the Mesa United Way and the YMCA, served in many positions at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and was a member of the Mesa Country Club, where he loved to play golf. Don is survived by his wife Doris, his children Christopher (Judy), Duncan (Randee), Dianne (Kevin), David (Jennie). Grandchildren Heather (Eric), Chad (Liz), Heath (Catie), Geoff, Jaimee (Rock), Cody (Lacy), Cailey (Sean), Talan, Duncan A., Cory, and Liam; Great-Grandchildren Chelsea, Connor, Ethan, Carlee, Elizabeth and Dalton;  Brother Larry (Patricia) of Canada, Sisters-In-Law Mary Warnock and Ruth Wallace, and many nieces and nephews whom he adored. A memorial service will be held Saturday February 7th, 2015 at 11AM, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 322 N. Horne St., Mesa, AZ 85203. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Don’s favorite charities: St. Mark’s Episcopal Samaritan Fund or The Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band, P.O. Box 21032, Mesa, AZ 85277. Bunker’s University Chapel handled the arrangements.


  • Fr. Gerardo Brambila

    our prayers and love to the Hossack family, may Don rest in peace and rise in Glory eternal

  • Fr. Gerardo Brambila

    Our condolences

  • Richard and Linda Warnock and Family

    Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our Uncle Don. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, our most heartfelt condolences.

  • Jeanette Rogers

    His life and legacy will never be forgotten by all of us who had the joy of knowing him.

  • Jeanette Rogers

    His faith has made him free.

  • Dave and Charlotte Gorman

    We remember Don as a wonderful man. Our prayers go out to the family.

  • May your family be comforted with many memories of the special times you shared with Don.

  • Doug Folk and Cynthia Lasko

    We cherish the memories of holiday parties and Tartan Dinners with Mr. Hossack. His gentle good humor and quiet strength were a blessing to all he knew.

  • Margaret and Fred Moar

    Uncle Don you will be terribly missed by us. . Those we love don’t go away,
    they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved,
    still missed and very dear. We love you

  • Jay and Stephanie Jeffries

    What a beautiful family he helped create. Thinking of you Duncan, Randee, Chad and your family

  • Pat & Ken McDonald

    Uncle Don was such a special person. Together he & Aunt Doris raised a great family. He will certainly be missed. I know there is a big Tea Party in heaven right now. All our love from all my family. Love Pat

  • I pray God’s love will heal the pain of mourning for all Don’s family and friends.

  • Noreen(Hossack) & Bill Morley

    Our condolences to Don’s family. We always enjoyed their Christmas newsletter & Don always added a personal note as well. Aunt stella & Uncle Em & family lived just down the road from our family & they
    were always our favourite relatives. Our thoughts are with you.Love from Noreen in Calgary,Alberta

  • I’m sorry for your loss. I am sure he was great man with the priceless Hossack values and morals. Prayers from the Hossack’s USA.

  • Phil Burk and Luann Barnes

    We just found out and we’re deeply saddened by his passing, because we know he was loved by all. Please accept our condolences and we offer best wishes for the family.

  • Hugh & Mary Hossack

    Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Neighbours and cousins from childhood. Many wonderful memories. One fond memory was how good he could climb up to the barn rooftop (as kids we thought that was amazing) His Mom & Dad Emin & Stella, as well as Don’s brothers hold a special spot in our heart. Sincerely Hugh & Mary Hossack-(Thamesford, On)& Family ( Theresa Moore, Mike Hossack, & Michelle Hitchcock and their families)

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