Stickel, Donald - Obituaries | Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative

Stickel, Donald


1943 - 2024

It is with heartfelt sorrow we announce the sudden passing of Don on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Born in Welland on August 24, 1943, Don leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years, Marilyn and their devoted son, Mark.

Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Doris Stickel and his sister Shirley (the late Rolly) Belaire; Don is survived by his nephew Brett (Linda) Belaire and niece Sherry (Bob) Barna and their families. Also left to mourn Don’s passing is his sister-in-law Joan (the late Fred) Roblin and his brother-in-law and cherished friend John (Patti) Hozack and their families. A dear uncle, Don treasured his relationship with nieces Debbie, Melissa and Jessica as well as his nephew Fred.

A dedicated employee of The Ford Motor Company’s Glass Plant in Niagara Falls, Don retired with thirty years of service and also proudly served his community for many years as a Volunteer Firefighter out of Station 6, Niagara Falls.

Don and Marilyn spent many years at their cottage on Mistinikon Lake where they shaped countless memories with family and friends. It wasn’t unusual to spot Don at “the landing” greeting visitors to the lake and raising a beer to their arrival. It was this outgoing charisma that earned Don the moniker Mayor of Stickel Back Bay. After retirement, Don and Marilyn made Matachewan their permanent home and enjoyed many years in this little piece of northern paradise.

Not to be easily forgotten, Don’s passing on a leap day will forever hold a special place in our hearts and, as per his request, cremation has taken place.

Always remembered, always loved.

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Marilyn and family

I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I hope you have some good memories to bring you comfort. Take care!

Sandra Dal Pai, March 11, 2024

The Stickle family

My sincere condolences to the family .

Chief Sonny Batisse , March 11, 2024


Dear Mark
I’m so very sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Hold your Momma tight & give her some love from me too. You’re both in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathies
Joanne Prusky

Joanne Prusky, March 11, 2024

Marilyn and Mark

We send our deepest condolences,Don will always be remembered in our hearts .RIP Don

Margaret ,Guy ,Michaud , March 11, 2024

mark s.

So sorry to read of your dads passing.Many great years of working and socializing with both of you at work.Take care hope you are doing well.

clive newson, March 14, 2024

Marilyn and Mark

We were flabbergasted to open the obituary and see Don had passed away. We remember you guys so well. The pig roast when my mother made the stuffing in a pillowcase. We always had fun with you .
You lived in one of the most beautiful places , Lynn was born in Larder Lake. Marilyn and Mark there are no words we are thinking of you at this sad time may you find peace oh what beautiful memories. Sincerely Lynn and Mary Ann Fischer

Mary Ann Fischer, March 14, 2024

Marilyn Stickel

So sorry to read about Don’s passing! You guys made a wonderful couple. There was a lot of fun and joy in your life together. I have fond memories of us working together at East Main and Scholfield and Don and Mark stopping in. I was happy to read you ended up moving up north permanently. I know how you loved your time up there over the yrs vacationing. It sounds like Don never lost his great sense of humour. Although it has been a long time since we’ve seen each other, the obit made it feel like only yesterday.
May all of your great memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Eva and Gerry Mayer

Eva Mayer, March 15, 2024

Marilyn and Mark

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. So many memories of your family.
Thinking of you
John and Tracy Bertoni

John Bertoni, March 16, 2024

Marilyn Stickel and Family

Marilyn, our deepest condolences to you and your Family. Have thought of you and Don often over the years. Keep well.
Sincerely Nancy & Don Lamarche

Nancy Lamarche , March 16, 2024

Marilyn and Mark

We were sorry to hear about Don’s passing. Sending prayers and condolences to you both at this difficult time.

Annette and Guy, and Family , March 18, 2024