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Condolences to the family of Donald Maxwell Cuncannon

Donald Cuncannon
CUNCANNON
Donald Maxwell
July 21, 1932 - March 5, 2024


Donald Maxwell Cuncannon passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, AB on March 5, 2024 at the age of 91 years. He was born on July 21, 1932 in Drumheller, AB to Max and Dorothy Cuncannon. The family lived on the family farm east of Morrin, AB throughout the growing and harvesting seasons and moved into town for the winter. In 1936 they moved into town permanently. The farming community was always top of mind for him; he always loved to talk “farming” and took advantage of every opportunity to do so right up to his passing. Dad married our mom Doreen (Johnson), in 1950. He worked for E.O. Parry and Co. and the MD of Starland prior to purchasing B.G. Davidson’s Accounting business and Hooper & Merritt Insurance Agencies in 1962. In 1971 Dad sold his business to then partner Larry Nielsen and relocated with the family to Calgary. Together Dad and Mom opened and operated a coin laundromat and Dad went to work for Western Airlines (now Delta Airlines) in 1972. He retired from Delta in 1995 at the age of 62. Mom passed away in Calgary in 2017.He will be deeply missed but forever in our hearts. Children: Gary, Wendy, Layne (Monty) and Michael (Michelle); Grandchildren: Carly (Joel), Chris (Kelly), Amanda (Cody), Clint (Jenn), Kevin (Stephanie), Daniel (Grace), Charlene, Max (April) and Alex; Great Grandchildren: Zach, Alex, Marshall, Cole, Dameon, Arius, Nicole, Dakota, Rylan, Liam, Callum, Jack, Ben, Norah and Sadie. In addition to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren he is also survived by a sister-in law Ann and a brother-in-law Larry (Elaine) as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Dad was predeceased by his, father Max in 1979, mother Dorothy in 1993 and his sister Marjorie and brother-in-law Bob in 2020. Dad was an avid golfer and pursued the sport with a great passion, playing well into his 90th year. He really was in his “element” on the golf course. As a young man Dad enjoyed playing hockey, however, an injury prevented him from continuing to play at the level to which he had become accustomed. He fulfilled his passion for the game through coaching the Morrin Flyers Hockey Team from 1955 through 1959. In recent years he faithfully watched and followed the home town team Calgary Flames and loved to “talk hockey” with friends and family. Dad was always very active in the Morrin Community when we lived there. His interest in the community did not diminish over the years and he enjoyed attending the homecoming events, most recently in August 2024. Visiting with those still living in the community and those who had relocated elsewhere brought him much happiness. Among Dad’s accomplishments are several historical displays which he put together in recent years from memorabilia which he had saved over the years or had been given to him by other people. He donated these displays to the Morrin Historical Society’s Museum. Dad was truly an inspiration to all those who’s lives he touched. He lived his life with dedication, honesty, integrity and undeniable energy. In addition to many childhood friends, he forged many strong relationships through his work experiences, many of which remain intact today.A private Family Graveside Service was held at Queen’s Park Cemetery on March 11, 2024. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will take place at Foster’s Garden Chapel, 3220 – 4 Street N.W. Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca.