Donald Robert McLeod, late of Weyburn, SK passed away January 14, 2021 at the age of 85 years.
He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Kathleen McLeod; sister-in-law, Louise McLeod; and his brother-in-law, Maurice Reed.
Donnie is survived by his long time companion, Lea VanDeSype; her family; his siblings: Allan McLeod, Marjorie Reed, Glen McLeod (Lois) and Norman McLeod (Carol); as well as many nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Donnie was born on the family farm, and the farm was always the place he loved to be. Although he was a farmer, his primary interest was raising livestock. Donnie had a special affection for his horses, namely Cheyanne, and feeding her apples through the living room window at the old house is a fond memory.
Whenever there was a community event in the “Hills,” Donnie was sure to attend. As a young man, there wasn’t a dance that he didn’t attend. He was a good neighbour and always lent a helping hand. His farm was where the family congregated and the kids rode motorbikes and horses, drove tractors, and roamed the hills. He adored the many grandchildren and was a proud fan at hundreds of their sporting events including hockey and baseball. He had a big love for antique John Deere tractors and machinery. He rebuilt many of them but the JD 420 Crawler was a favourite. Besides the real thing, he also had a large collection of John Deere toys.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Donnie holds a special place in the hearts of his family, and all those who knew him. He was quick to smile and share a secret. He loved life no matter what it threw at him and we loved him.
He was truly one of a kind, and we will miss him dearly. Rest in peace Donnie…love from all of your family and friends.
For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Donald may be made to Weyburn Special Care Home, 704 ~ 5th Street NE, Weyburn, SK, S4H 1A3.
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