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Obituary - Donald Valkenburg

Donald Valkenburg

1935 - 2019

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Valkenburg(2019)

It is with profound sadness that family of Donald Keith Valkenburg announce his passing in Medicine Hat on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the age of 83 years. Along with Gladys, his loving wife of 63 years, left to cherish Donald’s memory are his two sons and their families: Todd (Val) and their children, Danton Valkenburg, Vanessa (Matt) Gagnon and their son, Jack Brian Gagnon; Kasey (Nadine) and their children, Jazmin (Andrew) Junkin and their daughter, J-Cee; Aspen Valkenburg (Fiancé Greg Allsopp) as well as Skylar (Jaren) Schile and their “soon to be” baby-boy due on June 14th of this year. Donald was predeceased by his parents, Casey and Emiline. A hard working and duty driven individual, Donald never took a sick day over the 30 years that he worked as a letter carrier. He enjoyed time spent in the outdoors camping and fishing and relished in every opportunity to watch his children and grandchildren play sports, following them everywhere. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation which will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. No formal funeral proceedings will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Medicine Hat Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It is because of their team and specialty equipment that Don’s great-granddaughter is here today. Please make donations payable to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 - 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6.


  1. Peggy Anderson:
    May 15, 2019 at 11:14 AM

    Dear Gladys, Todd, Kasey and family:
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Don. I have such fond memories of Don and your family over the years. Seems like yesterday, Don was master of ceremonies at my wedding. The world has truly lost a great man !

  2. Tanis and Pat Lockert:
    May 15, 2019 at 02:24 PM

    Dear Gladys, Todd, Val, Kasey, Nadine and families,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies for there are no words that can truly express the sorrow we feel for you now. Don was a true gentleman. His sense of humour, positivity, and genuine caring for those he encountered will always be what we remember. We know how much he loved and treasured each one of you. Hoping peace and comfort will find you as you continue to live in his legacy. We completely understand the grief that fills your heart and soul. So sorry we cannot be with you as the family gathers tonight to say goodbye to a man well loved.
    With much love always,
    Tanks and Pat Lockert

  3. Phil and Marion Turnbull:
    May 15, 2019 at 08:18 PM

    Dear Gladys,
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family with the loss of your beloved Don.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family st this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Phil and Marion Turnbull

  4. Mickey & Sharon Todd:
    May 15, 2019 at 10:08 PM

    Gladys & Family: We were very saddened to hear of Don's passing. We are unable to attend the time of visitation but want you to know that you are in out thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We will always have fond memories of you and Don living next door to Mom & Dad's, and many other times when we crossed paths. Our sincerest condolences.
    Mickey & Sharon

  5. EileenWitts:
    May 16, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Dear Glady and family, My heartfelt thoughts are with you ,as I know how you feel ,Lean on you family and friends,and God , to help you through...

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