The funeral service was recorded for Donald Lounsbury on Thursday, May 13, 2021, please click here to register to view the service. https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=296bce0f-8383-4cde-bfb9-b28556561fed The slideshow in memory of Donald Lounsbury is viewable below the obituary on this page.
With great sadness we announce the passing of Donald Lounsbury, on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
Left to remember him always are wife Vicky; daughter Heather Lounsbury (Dave) with grandchildren MacKenzie, Ava and Asher; daughter Diana Young (Darryl) with grandchildren Raelyn and Colby.
Don was born on July 16, 1948 in Treherne, MB to Orvil and Megan Lounsbury, one of 11 siblings. Don married Vicky on June 15, 1979; they resided in Portage before moving to Treherne, with Don eventually owning his own repair shop. After this, he worked at Metcalfe’s garage, then “it was time for a change”, leading him to open a garage in Holland. During all this time, Don never missed a year making fond memories farming with Bill and Ray Huggart. Don “retired” to work for the highways and finally “officially retired” in 2019 and staying home to help with Vicky’s daycare; one of his greatest joys besides his grandchildren. Don would never miss a chance to watch his grandchildren play a sport. He would drive all over Manitoba, always with a smile for everyone he met! Don was still actively involved in AA (45 years sober!), providing support and friendship to anyone who asked.
A come and go viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel in Portage la Prairie, MB. A private family service will take place on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm and will be viewable via livestream. To register, please click on this link https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=296bce0f-8383-4cde-bfb9-b28556561fed
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Don’s memory to the AA Portage la Prairie, 102 – 1st St. NW, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1Y9 or pay it forward in memory of Don. As Dad would say “Take’er Easy”.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com