Donald Malkewich of the Ross Creek Community north of Tofield passed away on August 20, 2021 in Tofield at the age of 80 years.
Don was a dedicated family man who had a 38 year long fulfilling career at Elk Island National Park. He worked hard farming the family farm and spent many hours delivering calves in the winters and on the tractor in the hayfields in the summers.
Don enjoyed taking trips away with the family with Radium Hot Springs being one of his favourite spots to relax.
For many years Don took great pride in cutting grass and maintaining the St Bonaventure Cemetery with his sons. In retirement Don enjoyed watching his favourite sport curling and having more time to spend with his 7 grandsons.
He is survived by his wife Leona; children Donna (Wade) McLachlan, Dean (Kristine), Darren, Landon (Stephanie); 7 grandsons Callum, Ben and Mason, Kole, Kai, Easton and Everett; brother Wayne (Anne); numerous family and friends.
He was predeceased by brother Kenneth and sister Kathleen; parents Nick and Mary.
A private family graveside service will take place at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Bonaventure Church cemetery.