Born in Schomberg on November 18, 1931, a son of the late Charles and Dorothea (nee Weiler) Kline, passed away in Meaford on Monday, September 2, 2019 at the age of 87.
Don was predeceased by his wife Ruth (nee Moffatt) in 2005 and is remembered as the much loved best friend and partner of Elaine Williamson (nee Lagace) of Meaford.
He was the devoted father and grandfather of Wendy Kline-Fraser (George) of Brantford and their son Travis, and Lori Sutherland (Ian) of Mississauga and their children Katie and Brittney.
He is survived by his brother Jim (late Kay) Kline of Toronto and was predeceased by a brother Bob (late Margaret) Kline of Georgetown and sister Mary Lou Crochet of Cornwall and was a brother-in-law to her husband Harold.
Don will be fondly remembered by Elaine’s family: Wendy Williams (Brad Jackson) of Cambridge and son Jacob, and Brenda Heaslip of Guelph and children Alexia and Chase, brothers-in-law Marvin Lagace (Penny) of Guelph, Glen Williamson (Lynn) of Sarnia, and sister-in-law Barbara Williamson of Elora.
He was a special uncle to his several nieces and nephews and their families.
Don was a faithful member of the Masonic Lodge and his home lodge Birch Cliff #612 of Toronto for 53 years. He was a Past Master, Past Grand Senior Deacon and Past Principal of Lebanon Chapter #220 of Toronto, a Past Grand First Principal, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, and Past Master of Keystone Council R.S.M., and Past Grand Master of Royal and Select Masters of Ontario and Rt. Em. Dist. Bro. Regent, KCPC.
Following a family visitation, cremation has taken place and a Masonic Remembrance Service followed by a Memorial Funeral Service will be conducted at Meaford United Church, 7 Boucher St. E., in Meaford on Friday, September 20, beginning at 11 a.m. Family will receive friends in the fellowship hall at the church to share refreshments and further remembrances of Don immediately following the memorial service.
A family disposition of his cremated remains will take place at a later date.
If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society through the Cryptic Rite Charitable Foundation Inc. or the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated, and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca.