Donald Ross Misener passed away November 25, 2013 at the Grand River Hospital, Freeport Division after a brief but difficult illness of congestive heart disease. He was surrounded by the loves of his life. He was the son of the late William Misener and the former Dorothy Muma. He was born in Simcoe and lived most of his early years in St. Catharines, moving to Stratford in 1951 where he was employed with Preston-Noelting and Faultless Casters Ltd. for 29 years. In 1982 he was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario as Sheriff and Local Registrar for the County of Perth.. A position he held until his retirement in 1996. He was the last appointed Sheriff for the County and is believed to be the last appointed Sheriff in the Province of Ontario at the time of his retirement. He enjoyed his work in this position, but had great concern when dealing with domestic difficulties, particularly when children were involved. He was a member of the K-40 Club and a life member of Tecumseh Lodge #144, Stratford. He was a former member of the Kinsmen Club, Fairview Builders Ltd., Chamber of Commerce, Stratford & Area Traffic Club, Crime Stoppers and the Committee of Adjustment for the City of Stratford. After his retirement, he enjoyed his passion of his extensive stamp and coin collection. In the good weather there was nothing he enjoyed more than tending to his gardens on Devon Street, prior to moving to Romeo Court. Donald was a person who went out of his way to do everything in his power to see that his entire family achieved their goals. He was predeceased by his parents and his step mother, the former Anna Brunner and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Hazel Colvin. Donald is survived by his devoted wife, the former Colleen Colvin whom he married in St. James Anglican Church, Stratford. They had celebrated their 60th anniversary in April this year. He is also survived by his children Gregory and his wife Doreen of Terrace B.C., Lisa and her husband Rick Williams of Guelph and Robert of Toronto. Donald also leaves his precious grandchildren, Courtney, Adam and Jenna Williams and Danielle Misener and one great grandson Bastian Riley Misener. He is also survived by his sister Kathleen and her husband Dr. William Combe of St. Catharines as well as several nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Thursday, November 28, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with reception to follow. A private family burial will take place at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation or to St. James’ Anglican Church Restoration Fund and may be made through the funeral home 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
Thursday, November 28th, 2013
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 29th at 11:00 a.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home
Stratford General Hospital Foundation
St. James’ Anglican Church Restoration Fund