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Mr. Donald D. McGeorge

At Riverview Gardens Nursing Home on Wednesday August 30th, 2017, Donald Dolsen McGeorge of Chatham passed away in his 84th year.  Donald was born in Chatham on June 17th, 1934, and was the cherished son of the late William Graham McGeorge and Adele Irene Dolsen.

He attended Queen Mary Public School, Chatham Collegiate Institute, McMaster University, graduating in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1957 and qualifying as an Ontario Land Surveyor in 1958.  Don practised in his father’s firm, as a partner in the firm of W.G. McGeorge and Sons, in his own firm and as a principal in the firm of McGeorge and Barry.  His practice was mainly in the fields of land development, drainage engineering and legal land surveying, having served the former townships of Dover and Chatham for some years.

Don was the beloved husband of 58 years of Virginia (nee Dean), and loving father of Heather, and Dean, both of Toronto.  He is survived by his sister Jane Dewar of Ottawa, and his    brother David and his wife Betty McGeorge of Chatham.  He is predeceased by his sisters Mary Cochrane, Margaret Jacks, and Helen Coulter, and his brothers Bill and Malcolm McGeorge.  He will be fondly remembered by his many cousins, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Don was a past president of both the Chatham Kiwanis Club and the Chatham Granite Club.  He was elected twice to the Kent County Board of Education in 1970 and 1972.  Don was a 70 year plus member of First Presbyterian Church.  During this time, he served on numerous committees as well as being an elder.  “Well done thou good and faithful servant”.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Copper Terrace, and Riverview Gardens for their support and care during the past year.

Family and friends are invited to the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710 with visiting on Monday September 4th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 60 Fifth St, Chatham, on Tuesday September 5th at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Mike Maroney officiating.  Cremation has taken place.  Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the Carlo Rossini Memorial Diabetes Foundation, the Salvation Army, the Breakfast Program of First Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice.  On-line condolences may be left at


Visitation:  Monday September 4th from 2 to 4 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial Service:  Tuesday September 5th at 1:30 p.m.

Conducted From:  First Presbyterian Church, 60 Fifth Street, Chatham

Officiating:  Rev. Mike Maroney

Expressions of Remembrance:  Carlo Rossini Memorial Diabetes Foundation, the Salvation Army, the Breakfast Program of First Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice.

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