Waugh, Donald

WAUGH, Donald

1949 - 2022

Early on December 29th, in the comfort of his home and surrounded by his family, Don passed from this world into the presence of his Lord and Saviour.  Throughout his many months of battling cancer, his faith enabled him to face each day with courage and peace.
Don was born July 17, 1949 in New Liskeard to Roy and Hilda Waugh.  He graduated from the Haileybury School of Mines in 1970 and nine years later returned there as an instructor in the Industrial Instrumentation program.  He thoroughly enjoyed teaching and interacting with his students as well as the friendship of his co-workers.
Don was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman and gardener.  His greatest love, however, was for his Lord and for his family and friends.  He served as an elder at Thornloe Crossroads Baptist Church for many years, and he was so thankful for his church family.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joan, his daughter Jennifer (Andrew) Service, sons Andrew and Steven (Jessica) Waugh and his grandchildren Braydon (Emily), Emma, and Kyle Service and Carson Waugh who all brought him so much joy.  He is also survived by his sister Kathryn and brother Brian and their families.
Don was very grateful for the compassionate care of his entire medical team.  His family offers special thanks to Dr. Currie and staff, Dr. Leger-Nolet, Dr. Jani, and Dr. Pace.
Visitation will be held at Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative - Perrin Chapel, on January 2nd from 2-4PM and 7-9PM.  Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 3rd at 10AM at Temiskaming Pentecostal Church - 583472 Haileybury West Road.
If desired, donations in Don’s memory may be made to Samaritan’s Purse (https://www.samaritanspurse.ca) or Gideons-Share Word Global (https://sharewordglobal.com/ca/).
The link for the service can be found here https://www.youtube.com/@temiskamingchurch2561/streams.

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The Family of Donald Waugh

My deepest sympathy on Don’s passing.
I was one of the many students taught by Don at HSM.
He will be remembered.
Rest In Peace.

Rodney MacDonald, December 30, 2022

Joan and family

Rory and I want to extend our sincere sympathy to you on the passing of your loved one. Always enjoyed being in Don's company. He suffered a long drawn out battle with cancer but his family and his faith carried him through until his graduation to his heavenly home. May God bless each of you.

Rory and Bonnie MacDiarmid , December 30, 2022

Joan and Family

Janie and I would like to pass on our sincere condolences to you and the family.
Having worked at the Haileybury campus it was always a pleasure to chat with Don. He had a good testimony both in the instrumentation program and his spiritual walk with the Lord.
May you know the presence of the Lord at this time of sorrow.
Love Larry and Janie Pratt

Larry Pratt , December 30, 2022


I am so very sorry for your loss, my sincere condolences to you and your family ♥️

Tammy Bakhuis , December 30, 2022

The Waugh family

My name is lda Hilson Joan lam so sorry to hear lknew Hida Waugh when she taught
School., in west block when was going school,there
Ida Hilson

Ida Hilson, December 30, 2022

Aunt Joan and family

Maggie, Jack and I offer our sincerest condolences to you and the rest of the family for this loss.

We are reflecting back on better days and fond memories of time spent with you, Uncle Don, and the rest of the family.

Sending you all of our love.

Dean Gualandi, December 30, 2022

Joan and Family

My sincere condolences to all of for your loss. I met Don at HSM and Joan through Northdale Manor years ago. They are both the kindest, selfless, most genuine people I have ever met. Don always had a little chuckle and sinister smile in his conversations. He always saw the positive in every situation and was well respected. He spoke very highly of his family and was very proud of his faith and heritage. I will miss “bumping into him” occasionally and catching up and chatting with him. ❤️

Victoria Chatwin , December 30, 2022

Joan, Andrew, Jennifer and Steven and families, Brian & Kathy and families

Please accept the condolences of the neighbourhood Campbell's. We are so very sorry for your loss. Brenda Goddard, Shirley Allen, Norm Campbell and Don Campbell

Brenda Goddard, December 30, 2022

Joan and family

I am so very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences go out to you all.

Patricia Peddie, December 30, 2022

Joan and Family

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Don. He was a gentleman, who always had a smile, and a hello when meeting. Condolences to all the Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

Dean and Theresa Black, December 30, 2022

Joan, your family & extended families

We were so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a very well respected man and always a gentleman. Condolences to you all.

Nancy & Karl Pedersen, December 30, 2022

Waugh family

Lakshmi, Hari, and I wish to extend our condolences. My father, KV, was a colleague of Don's for many years at the Haileybury School of Mines and both cared deeply about the quality and reputation of its education programs. Don made a huge impact in the lives of many students. We all admired him because he always stood up for what was right, and we admired his faith in God. Our family is praying for you during this difficult time.

Dutt Kunduri, December 31, 2022

Joan and Family

Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

Audrey Beatty, December 31, 2022

Joan and Family

Moe and I extend our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.

Lynn & Moe Landriault , December 31, 2022

Joan and family

Our deepest condolences to each of you at this difficult time. Thinking of you.

Aunt Eva Field and family

Eva Field , January 1, 2023

Joan, Kathy, Brian and families

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing but I rejoice that I will see him again in heaven. May your memories and knowing that this is just a temporary separation sustain you during the coming days. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
“So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you” – John 16:22

Peggy Neuhart, January 1, 2023

Joan and family

Such great memories of Don - he was such a kind older cousin and so good to us all - he will be missed
Our thoughts and prayers with/for the family

Judy Sutton, January 1, 2023

The family

So many memories growing up with cousin Don. Then I was privileged to be in his first class at HSM. He was a great example of faith and service to our loving God and his Saving Son, Jesus. It is sad to be apart for a while, but look forward to eternity with him and other saints.

Mike Sutton, January 1, 2023

Joan & Family

I was so sorry to read of Don's illness and passing.
You can be reassured that he is now in God's loving keeping.
Keep your loved ones and memories close.

Bonnie Moore, January 1, 2023

The Waugh Family

We are saddened to learn of Don's passing and pass on our sincere condolences to his family. Don was a dedicated and dependable Professor for so many years in the Instrumentation Program at the Haileybury School of Mines Campus of Northern College. I had the privilege of working with Don and saw first hand, his dedication to his students. He also returned to teach after his retirement. Staff, students and graduates will miss Don.

Peter MacLean & Cheryl Carbone, January 1, 2023

Joan, Brian and Kathy and families

Sincere sympathy on your loss. I will remember Don and his friendly greetings whenever we met at the farm on Waugh’s Hill. Ryan quite enjoyed his classes when he was at the School of Mines.
Louisa Wilson and family.

Louisa Wilson, January 1, 2023

To Joan and Family

My thoughts are with you Joan and family
Many good memories...along time past...Don..Derek and Bob at First Baptist in Timmins..our hunting and fishing trips..
We will meet again

Bob McTiernan, January 2, 2023

The Waugh Family

My condolences to you on Don's passing. I worked with Don at HSM/Northern College from 2003 until his retirement. He was always a gentleman and very well respected. Many enjoyable conversations were had with Don over the years at the campus. He was an excellent professor and wonderful colleague.

Tammy Mackey, January 2, 2023

Joan and Family

Our deepest sympathy to you, Don was a special person and will be sorely missed. We feel privileged to have gotten to know him.

Bill and Diane Greer, January 2, 2023

Joan, Brian, Kathy and families

I was very saddened to hear of Don's passing, my deepest condolences to each of you at this difficult time. I'll remember Don for his friendly greetings and drop in visits at the farm with Doug.

May Waugh, January 2, 2023

Kathryn and Brian

I remember your dear brother Donald as I was growing up and attending Dale's Hill school. He was such a fair minded, wonderful young boy, and friend and cousin as I recall. After every elementary school day I waited for my bus at your home at the foot of Dale's Hill. Sometimes I even stayed overnight and your Mom would help me learn English grammar. Your family had the first television I ever watched. Donald and Kathryn and Brian, you three were such a big part of my life . I remember the Mediterranean style stucco covered home and the big weeping willow tree. Later in life, I was able to visit the battlefield and the adjacent cemetery where Roy and Jesse's brother was laid to rest in Italy. In my garden in Guelph I have a large weeping willow tree growing. It is a reminder of that tree in your yard. In our home in Italy we insisted on stucco walls. The influences of childhood friends and connections have reverberated throughout my life. I wish for you, many wonderful memories of your dear brother. I pray for peace for all as you go through this time of loss. Kathleen (Kay) (Proud) Verdone. Guelph, Ontario

Kathleen Verdone, January 2, 2023

Joan Waugh and Family

My sincere condolences to you and your family as you grieve the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather. I knew him when I was a child and have the most wonderful memories of Donald as a friend and cousin. May your rich memories of life together give you peace and ease your pain at this time. Kathleen Verdone, Guelph, ON.

Kathleen Verdone nee Proud, January 2, 2023

Joan Waugh

Although we are far from you right now, prayer brings us alongside to support you in this dark valley. We know the loss of your lifetime partner is great. May the Lord sustain and uphold you in precious ways in these days.
With love in Christ
Starlene and Philip Harman

Starlene Harman, January 3, 2023

Joan & Family

Dear Joan & Family- Syd & I send our sincere sympathies in your loss of Don. Precious memories of your life. Don is with our Lord.
Syd & June

SYDNEY WALTON, January 3, 2023

Andrew, Steven and Families

So sorry to hear of your dads passing. Thinking of you all in your time of grief.

Isabelle Bondt, January 29, 2023

Joan and Family

Dear Joan and Family
There are no words to express your depth of sorrow.

We have many good memories with you both.

Know that we are keeping you in our prayers.
May God comfort you and give you peace.

Love and Prayers
Doug and Betty Robinson

Doug and Betty Robinson, February 4, 2023

Joan, Jennifer, Andrew, Steven and Family

Today, I became aware of Don's passing. I was shocked to learn this and sorry that I haven't seen him in so many years. The last time I talked to him was when I was a business student at the Haileybury School of Mines in 1996.

Mr. Waugh, as I always called him, was a great man, who I had a great deal of respect for. He always treated everybody fairly. He was a Deacon when I attended Thornloe Crossroads Baptist Church as a young man and I recall looking up to him and having great discussions with him. I can also remember as a teenager when your family would pick me up in New Liskeard, so that I could attend my home church.

I know that he is in Heaven now. Please accept my condolences. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

John R. Middleton, February 11, 2023

Joan and family

I spoke to Joan today and found out the sad news that Don had passed away. He had suffered for so long and now found his peace with the Lord. May the God continue to bless you and your family and keep you strong.
From me and family...our deepest condolences

Julie Mascioli, March 27, 2023

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