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Don Laplante

Don Laplante

Tuesday, September 27th, 1932 - Saturday, May 1st, 2021
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Obituary

It is with serenity in our hearts that we announce the passing of Don William Laplante at Woodland Villa on May 1, 2021. With his wife Margaret (nee MacDonald) and eldest daughter Donna Lee McBean (Earl) of Long Sault by his side, Don passed peacefully, supported in thoughts and prayers by the rest of his children Kevin Laplante of Maxville, Cathy Wasson (Terry) Peterborough, Brenda Courtney (Don) Orangeville, Brent Laplante (Natalie Bourdeau) Summerstown and Ian Laplante (Shannon Wheeler) Williamstown. Don was proud and enjoyed the company of his grandchildren Sheena, Matthew, Dorothy, Charlie, Andrew, Jamie, Mallory, Adam, Cameron, Mary Margaret, Brandon, Courteney, Grace and Olivia; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Don was born, grew up and raised his family in Grant’s Corners on Street Road. He is predeceased by his father and mother Charles and Grace Laplante and siblings, Joan Alguire (Basil), Joyce MacDonald (Mickey) and Eunice MacLeod (Glenn). He is fondly remembered by his brothers Timothy (Jean) and Alwin (Ruth) and daughter-in-law Deborah Laplante (Brown).

A devoted husband, loving father and cherished grand/great grandfather, Don retired from his role as a Welding Instructor with St. Lawrence College in December 1994. In the years that followed, he focused his attention developing his craft as a bowl turner producing a number of memorable wooden pieces treasured by family, friends and many others.

The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the range of staff at Woodland Villa for their compassionate care to Don as well as their support to Margaret particularly over this past year. Your team’s dedication throughout this pandemic has not gone unnoticed.

In line with current pandemic guidelines, a Funeral for the immediate family will be held at St. Mary’s Parish in Williamstown on Tuesday May 4th @ 2:30pm. The public is welcomed to participate via Facebook Live Stream @ www.facebook.com/Louis.groetelaars.

Donations in memory of Don can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Cornwall and District @ on.alz.to and the Canadian Cancer Society @ www.prostatecancer.ca

A slideshow is available here: https://youtu.be/D-WxrPgg13I
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Heartfelt Sympathies

Posted at 06:45pm
In memory of a very well respected member of our community. Our heartfelt condolences to Kevin and family, Love Mary and Glen Shoniker

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Debra Galarneau

Posted at 08:59am
Your father had that magic touch that had all the Laplante Welding crew saying he was a "really great guy". I didn't know him well, but I sure do remember his lovely smile and warm hello every time I saw him. I know you'll all miss him so much and I wish you the comfort of happy memories of all the good times. Hugs to you all, Debbie Galarneau & Phil DeSerres
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Rex Alguire

Posted at 11:43am
Extending deepest sympathy, to Aunt Margaret and family! Rex & Anne Alguire
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Sharon VanBridger

Posted at 12:34pm
Deepest Sympathy Donna & Earl, Sheena & Scott, Matt & Melissa & Families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Cherish your many fond memories.
Sincerely, Allen & Sharon VanBridger
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Hughie and Karen Coleman

Posted at 11:46am
Dear Ian, Shannon, Grace and Olivia; Sincere sympathy in the loss of your father/grandfather. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Hughie, Karen and Mikaela
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