Donald Andrew Runciman

October 26, 1922 - March 13, 2019

Born October 26, 1922, died March 13, 2019, age 96 years. Predeceased by his wife Evelyn (Freeman), 1925 – 2015.

Born in Cobourg, Don attended elementary school in Grafton and Cobourg and High School at the Cobourg Collegiate Institute, later the Cobourg District Collegiate Institute West. Don then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was loaned to the Royal Air Force for the duration of WWII. For most of his years in the Air Force Don served as a radar technician on Night Fighter Mosquito aircraft in RAF 157 Squadron. During this time he was stationed at airfields in and around Norfolk England.

After returning to Canada Don received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University, Sci 51’. It was at Queen’s that he met his soon to be spouse, Evelyn Freeman. Married in 1952, they lived in Brockville briefly before returning to Cobourg. Don worked for Eldorado Nuclear, later Cameco, and formally retired in 1985. He then continued to work as a consultant for Eldorado for many more years.

Don was proud and loving father of 4 sons; Scott, Bruce, Ross and John and their partners, Pat, Cathy, Karen and Donna. He will be sadly missed by 9 grandchildren; Neil, Laura (Ian), Jennifer (Jon), Matthew, William, John, Kevin, Anne and Kate. Don is predeceased by his brothers Neil and Arthur and sister Marion (Grant). He was predeceased by his parents Robert Edie and Hilda Trevelyan (Green). In Don’s memory donations may be made to the Northumberland Hills Hospital.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held Saturday June 8th at 11am at Union Cemetery, Cobourg. 

Condolences received at

Graveside Service
Saturday, June 8th at 11 am
Cobourg Union Cemetery, Cobourg

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