Mr. Donald Pierce of Oxbow passed away peacefully at the Galloway Health Centre, Oxbow on Friday, February 3, 2023 at the age of 76.
Don is survived by the love of his life Verla (Hodgson); his children, Tamara (Greg) Brock and Doug (Miranda) Pierce; grandchildren, Meghan (Dawson), Ericka (Cody), Kaiden and Grayson Brock, Hunter and Kylan Pierce; his siblings, Norm (Marg) Pierce and Patricia (Clark) Warren; sisters-in-law, Eileen Carroll, Linda (Wayne) Gerrard, Mavis (Allen) Haigh; brothers-in-law, Clarence (Arlene) Hodgson, Ronald (Geri) Hodgson, Lowell (Elaine) Hodgson; numerous nieces and nephews. Others left to mourn include his extended family, Oxbow Fire Department.
Don was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Dorothy (Steele) Pierce; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roy and Myrtle Hodgson; special aunt, Evelyn Pierce.
A public funeral service for Don was held at the Oxbow-Enniskillen Fire Hall, Main Street, Oxbow, SK. on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. with Mrs. Sandy Dalziel officiating. Urn placement followed at the Oxbow Cemetery Columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Don can be directed to the Oxbow Health Care Auxiliary, Box 268, Oxbow, SK. S0C 2B0 (please indicate palliative care in the memo), or Oxbow-Enniskillen Fire and Rescue, Box 895, Oxbow, SK. S0C 2B0.
When I am called to duty, God wherever flames may rage,
give me strength to save a life, whatever be its age.
Help me to embrace a little child before it's too late,
or save an older person from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert to hear the weakest shout,
and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me,
to guard my neighbor and protect his property.
And if according to your will I have to lose my life,
bless with your protecting hand my loving family from strife.
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