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Donald Cook

Donald Robert Cook

Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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Obituary

Donald Robert Cook
1946 – 2020

Donald Cook, late of Estevan, SK passed away at the Regina General Hospital on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the age of 74 years.

Don lived north of Estevan all of his life where he took over the family farm. He enjoyed precious time with family, church, farming, racing, travelling, and had a long career at SaskPower. One of Don’s other passions was attending local farm auctions. Don’s racing passion started with snowmobiles and evolved into his love for NASCAR, then fielding a local race car, helping at the track, and attending as an avid race fan. Don was very proud to be inducted into the Estevan Motor Speedway Wall of Fame in 2014. His most precious passion was spending time with family. Don remained married to his wife Verna for 52 wonderful years.

Don was predeceased by his parents, Farquhar and Esther Cook.

Don is survived by his loving wife Verna Cook and their children, Cathy (John) Lendvoy, Colin (Jennifer) Cook, Carol (Brent) Betker and Charles (Julie) Cook. Grandpa will be forever missed by his grandchildren: John Lendvoy (Krista Dayman), Jacob Lendvoy (Alysha), Morgan Cook (Clarissa), Marley Cook, Caitlin Betker (Zach), Cyla (Troy) Mulligan, Cura Betker, Charlene Cook and Charlotte Cook and great grandchild Simon Mulligan. Don will be missed by his brother Duncan (Pam) Cook and numerous, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Don's family will celebrate his life privately on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estevan, but all are invited to join them virtually via livestream, by copying and pasting this link into your browser: https://vimeo.com/482124492/bbf394c336
Rev. Lori James will officiate. Interment will follow at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens.

Donations in memory of Don may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 738 2nd Street, Estevan, SK, S4A 2B3.

Hall Funeral Services in Estevan is caring for the Cook family – Deb Heidinger, Funeral Director.
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Service Details

  • Private Celebration of Don's Life

    Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Trinity Lutheran Church - Estevan
    Address
    738 - 2nd Street
    Estevan, SK S4A 2B3
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    You are invited to join Don's family virtually via livestream, by copying and pasting this link into your browser: https://vimeo.com/482124492/bbf394c336
    Officiant
    Rev. Lori James
  • Interment

    Location
    Souris Valley Memorial Gardens
    Address
    Highway 39 West
    Estevan, SK
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Rick Worsnop

Posted at 04:55pm
Sincere condolences to Verna & family. Don was a friend, coworker and mentor with a great sense of humour. Rest easy Don.
Rick Worsnop & Nola Forseth
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Sharon Rittaler

Posted at 05:03pm
Verna & family, Our sincere condolences go out to you all. Don was a great man & will be dearly missed. Ron & Sharon Rittaler
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David Woytuik

Posted at 03:44pm
Our sincerest condolences on the loss of Don. May the Lord give you great grace and peace as you journey through this time of loss and grief. I believe it was very fitting that the last time we saw Don and Verna was at Princess Auto in Regina. I have many fond memories of working with Don at SaskPower and am grateful for having known him.
David and Dona Woytuik
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Dianne Green

Posted at 09:51am
Verna and family, we are so sorry to hear of Don’s death. We always enjoyed our time with you and Don over coffee at Tim Horton’s. ‘We share in your sorrow.
With fond regards,
Don and Dianne Green
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Mike and Cindy Zeleny

Posted at 07:58am
Please accept our sincere sympathies for your loss. We will all miss him.
Mike and Cindy Zeleny
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