DONALD WIGHTMAN

DONALD WIGHTMAN

Wightman, Donald William

November 9, 1921 – June 15, 2014

Donald William Wightman passed peacefully from this life into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 15 2014 (Fathers Day) in Calgary Alberta at the age of 92 years. Don is now free from the limitations of this life and is rejoicing today with Jesus and those who have gone on before. Don is survived by his children Shirley (Reg) Knapp of Calgary AB, Bob (Beth) Wightman of Armstrong BC, Neila (Elwyn) Dahlke of Calgary AB, and Ron (Terri) Wightman of Fort McMurray AB and by 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Don is also survived by his brother Ross C Wightman, sister-in-law Anne Short and numerous nephews and nieces and their families. Don was pre-deceased by his wife Frances Wightman, infant son Neil Ross, infant granddaughter April Faith Dahlke, parents William G and Winifred B Wightman and by numerous br others and sisters-in-law. Don loved his Lord with all his heart. Many of his family remember finding him studying the Bible in the early morning hours before the rest of the family woke. During his final days when asked what he wanted, his response was “I want what the Lord wants”. Don and Fran moved with their young family from the farm near Swift Current SK and settled in the Shuswap Valley near Enderby BC. He spent many years farming and enjoying the fruit of the land. The family will be holding a memorial service in Enderby at a later date. He will be lovingly remembered. Don’s family wishes to extend gratitude to Harris House and Aspen Lodge, as well as to the Doctors & staff at Foothills Hospital, and Southwood Hospice for their care. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Donald’s family through www.evanjstrong.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritans Purse (20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, T3J5H5; Telephone: (403) 250-6565; Website: www.samaritanspurse.ca). Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403) 265-1199


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