Donald Sale

Sale, Donald Coatsworth – (Long-time employee of Union Carbide, Toronto and WWII Royal Canadian Navy Veteran) – Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Ross Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 19, 2018. Don, at the age of 93, was the beloved husband of June Sale (Kett) and the late Dorothy Helen Sale (née Ball). Proud father of Michael (Diane), Marion Cooper (Stephen), Steven (Debbie) and Scott (Candy). Loving step-father of Don Kett (June), Sandra Barton (Jim) and Cheryl Healey (Darryl). Grandpa of Aaron (Melanie), Carrie-Anne (Chad), Adam (Sara), Rob (Erika), Jesse, Ryan, Lindsay and step-grandpa of Paul (Kama), Karen (Ian), Tom (Jesse), Stephanie, Trevor (Mic), Jared and Hannah. Great-grandfather of 10. Survived by his brother Charles Edward “Ted” and predeceased by his brother George Richard “Dick”. Don will be missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends made in London, Unionville, Sutton and Rivermill. He will be remembered by all who he met, for his witty sense of humour, which he inherited from his father and still lives on in his sons. He was an avid traveler and was proud of his achievements aboard H.M.C.S. Owen Sound and H.M.C.S. Uganda, and his participation in The Memory Project. Visitation will be held at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street Lindsay on Saturday, March 24th from 11:00 until time of funeral service in the chapel at 12:00 p.m. If desired, a memorial donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of Kawartha Lakes or the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences can be made at

The family would like to thank the emergency department, Dr. Moores and the fourth floor nursing staff for their compassionate care during Don’s final days.

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