Donald Tower

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March 28, 1943 – June 16, 2019 in his 76th year

Donald took his flight to be with the Lord at his home in Ayton with his girls by his side.  The world lost a good man in Don Tower but God received a great man.  He was the loving husband of Sheryl Tower (Baker) for 57 years.  He will be sadly missed but forever remembered by his daughters Casey Tower and Darvey Liedtke (Danny); his grandchildren Jessee Masaro (Steve) and Jared Liedtke (Melissa); and his foster children Steven, William and many other foster children.  He will also be remembered by many family members and friends.  Donny was born and raised in Amherst, Nova Scotia.  He moved to Toronto at a very young age where he made a life for himself and met his wife Sheryl.  Donny was a jack of all trades. In his life he was a plant manager, supervisor and drove a delivery milk truck to the orphanage.  He moved his family to Grand Valley where he farmed for many years.  His passion at that time was horse racing and running a trout farm.  One of his many acts of kindness was during the Grand Valley Tornado he rescued a family from their home.  Following that they moved to Ayton to what would be their Haven.  Now known as Shamadon Resort, this was home for Dad.  He managed the park for many years until he retired.  They described him “as a man of integrity, full of laughter, a wonderful listener, a shoulder to lean on but most of all, the true face of what Shamadon represents…Family!”

We can think of many wonderful words to describe our father but knowing him he would say “keep it simple” so we will.  The word that stands out in our minds is Hero.  He took on the task of caring for our mother for the past 8 years, who was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia.  His dedication and commitment was beyond words.  Our father was a teacher of all things.  His method was simple.  He taught by example.  At any age when faced with a dilemma we find ourselves coming back to one simple question. What would Dad do?  Our father was strong in body, spirit and in commitment he was self made and self reliant.  These words were ever so true for Dad, a man who let nothing stop him from living life to the fullest.  Even in his last hours of life he still made everyone laugh.

 Dear Dad:

“God took you in his loving arms
He saw you needed rest
His garden must be beautiful
For he only takes the best”

May you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us.

In lieu of flowers, he would ask you to appreciate and embrace nature of all kinds.  That you spend time with your children, take a walk, rescue an animal, or help someone in need.  If you wish to make a donation you can make it to Procyon Wildlife

We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all the Medical Services.  A very special thanks to Steve and Minnie Sham, Patrick, Trevor, Sharon, Dawn and Eddie.  We could not have done this without you at our side, for that we are truly blessed.

A Celebration of Life/Horseshoe Tournament for Don Tower will be held at Shamadon Resort, 231764 Concession 2 WGR, R.R.3, Ayton (West Grey) on Saturday, September 7, 2019.  If you wish to play horseshoes start is at 12:45 p.m.  Anyone not wanting to play horseshoes, the gathering will follow the tournament at 3:30 p.m. for a potluck. Please call to RSVP by July 29th 1-519-928-5287.  All family and friends will be welcomed.

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