Donald Robert MCCORMICK


Donald Robert

On October 22, 2013, Don died peacefully with his family by his side. He was born in Lacombe on September 27, 1919, to James S. and Mary V. McCormick. He attended secondary school at Upper Canada College in Toronto on scholarship and received his Bachelors of Arts and Law Degrees at the University of Alberta. Immediately after graduating, he joined the Air Force in WW2, stationed in England. It was here he met and married his Scottish soul mate Christine. They lived and raised their family in Lacombe where Don partnered with his father in their law practice. In 1977 he became a Provincial Court Judge and moved to Red Deer. He was involved in community service through Rotary, Kinsmen, Legion, and School Board. His major interests were duplicate bridge, flying club and travel. He is survived by his three children: Peter (Lorraine) McCormick, Jaqui (Al) Randall, and Shealagh (Brian) McClelland and his sister Mary Hetherington. He has seven grandchildren: Scott (Rebekah) McCormick, Lisa McCormick, Rob (Laura) Randall, Scott (Becky) Randall, Christopher McClelland, Heather (James) McLeod, Shannon (Jonathan) Donahue and six great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Christine in 2001 and his brother-in-law Don Hetherington in 1998. A service to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church in Lacombe. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 202, 5913 – 50th Ave., Red Deer, AB, T4N 4C4.

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