Passed away suddenly at the Guelph General Hospital on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Donald was born 75 years ago in North Easthope Township, a son of the late Reuben Cook and former Eva Doering. Beloved husband of Shirley (Wettlaufer) Cook of Amulree, who he married June 20, 1959. Loving father of Debra & husband Rick Lange of Tavistock and grandfather of Lisa & husband Paul Chemerys of Milton and Jeff Lange of Tavistock & friend Erica Heeres of Listowel. Great-Grandfather of Kira, Sophie and Isla. Dear brother of Gerald & wife Shirley Cook of Stratford and brother-in-law of Bob & Judy Wettlaufer of Baden. Also missed by his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Ralph Cook and brother-in-law Calvin Wettlaufer.
Don was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church, North Easthope Township, the Nithburg Hunt Club and the North Easthope Antique Tractor Club. He was a self employed building contractor for over 40 years. He enjoyed restoring antique tractors, cars & trucks.
Visitation will be held at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and again Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.. The funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home chapel on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.. Rev. Patricia Jackson officiating. Spring interment in St. James Lutheran Cemetery, North Easthope.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. James Lutheran Church, North Easthope would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolence and memorial tribute information at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca