Donald Edward Gunn

GUNN, Donald “Don”….

On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, Donald Edward Gunn, in his 73rd year, passed away at Victoria Hospital in London, after a brief battle with cancer. Loving spouse to Susan Lee. Fondly missed by sons Devon (Pia) and Colin and step children Josh Broderick (Christine), Christine Fordyce (Shayne), and Jeff Lee (Andreanne). Devoted grandpa to Audrey, Spencer, Myla, Emily, Katelyn and Kendall. Predeceased by parents Ted and Alice Gunn. Big brother to Blair Gunn (Alyson) and Lee Hamilton. Brother-in-law to Donna Lovie (Larry), Ann Russell (Doug), and the late Mary Tavener (Ernie). Son-in-law to Helen Desjardine (Emerson). Will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Don was born and grew up in London, Ontario. He worked as a lithographer in London for Specialized Packaging Group for 44 years. He enjoyed travelling, boating, fishing, wood working and peanut butter. He was always up for a project or lending a helpful hand and spent most of his time with family and spoiling his grandchildren. He can be fondly remembered heavily accesssorized with rings, watches and various pocketknives.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Blood Services, 1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1G 4J5 would be very much appreciated. Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at

  1. Sue and Family….Our deepest sympathy to you and your family…We all know that Don was a great family man and he will be missed so much by a lot of people who loved him..Cherish the memories Sue…and know that we are thinking and praying for you all at this sad time…

  2. I first met Don in his most extreme “accessorized with rings, watches and various pocketknives” era. I must admit it gave me entirely the wrong opinion of what he was really like. I soon figured out that he was one of the nicest people I had ever met with great kindness, a sense of humor, and a guy who really enjoyed the fun with his wife’s family (of which I am one) at family gatherings. You were a lucky woman to have found him Sue. I know you will miss him and I certainly will miss him too. My condolences to you and everyone else who loved him. He gave us lots of really happy memories for all of us to remember.

  3. My sympathies through this difficult time. Don was a great guy. RIP My cousin.

  4. Rest In Peace my older brother! I am going to miss you a lot. You were always there for me in good and bad times! I have many memories that I will cherish forever! I know that you are with mom and dad and having a grand time catching up! The three of you will now be watching over the rest of us! Rest In Peace Will never forget you! Your sister Lee love😥😇❤️

  5. Sue and Family: So saddened to hear of Dons recent passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you Sue, as you go through this difficult time. We are truly sorry.

  6. Devon, Colin,Sue and family our hearts break over the loss of Don. He was a great big brother and brother-in-law. We can’t imagine our lives without him. We will think of him every time we have peanut butter.
    Much love Blair, Alison, Alana, Ron, Ayanna and Leanna

  7. Don was a wonderful man who will be missed by all that knew him. Sue and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Don hope they have fried bologna in heaven ❤️

  8. Sue – we were so very sorry to learn of Don’s passing. I think back of the times we shared – as kids with our fathers at the annual 24th of May event as well as many other week-ends at my father’s cabin to your visit here with family and Don’s help with the netting over the cherry trees to all activities associated to my folks’ 50th Anniversary.. Never did learn if he got his putter back. Know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers at this time.
    Kim & Barb Gunn (cousin)

  9. Sue and Family, we are saddened to hear about your loss of Don. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
    Our thoughts are with you all!❤
    Sincerely, Mark and Kori

  10. Sue and family. Most sincere sympathies to all at this time. I, like Kim above have many memories to reflect on – May 24th and lots of laughs at the lake, working Thanksgivings doing siding, painting, and insulating the cabin. Trips to London and M&D`s 50th Anniversary celebration (which Don was an integral part), all of his videos and especially the pride he took in his leatherwork. And of course your family trip west and the `mosquito badge` on the back deck of the Logan Lake house – so many great times together. He will be missed without a doubt – but will always hold a special place. I take comfort in knowing that he is looking down on us and has reunited with others we hold dear. Hugs from BC – Cousin Randi (Gunn) Purfield.

  11. Sue, it as wonderful connecting again with Don and you with our visit at Blair and Alison’s a few years ago and then with our Cousin luncheons. We had been close to Don but as with all things, family, moving and changes in our life we lost close contact with him. He was a special person and Tom has many memories of him when they were young lads. Our hearts go our to you and the Children for this loss in your life. I believe our loved ones who have passed are still with us and watching over us. God bless you all. Hugs and Love from Tom and Lynn

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