Donald Edward Feakes

September 15, 1941 – February 19, 2023

“If it’s Plaster than I’m the Master”

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Donald Edward Feakes surrounded by loved ones at his residence, on February 19, 2023, at the age of 81 Years.

Don E. was predeceased by his daughters; Jody Ann, Sharon, sons; Donn, Jay, his brother Terry, Bill and his parents Jessie and Jack.

Don E. will be lovingly and forever remembered by his devoted wife Barbara, daughters; Candice (Dave), Lindsay (Marc), his beautiful grandchildren,; Mitchell, Raya, Vivian, Marek, brothers; John, David, Ken (June), sisters; Betty (Don), Pat, Darlene, Maureen, Debbie, numerous nieces, nephews , great-nieces and great-nephews and many, many friends.

In accordance with Don E.’s wishes there will be no service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Don E. Feakes to Cancer Care Manitoba.

Grampi will be lovingly remembered and forever missed.

We “Love you to the Moon and Back, Infinity and Beyond.”

Love you more Pepper, Blonde Bomber, Scooter and Tiger

Family and friends are invited to share memories and condolences on Donald’s memorial page by using the comment field below. 

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30 thoughts on “Donald Edward Feakes

  1. Lloyd Kidd

    Lloyd will always remember his Uncle Don singing with his incredible voice around the campfires! His voice would bring many to come and see who had such an amazing voice!

    Forever Lived,
    Lloyd, Brenda Kidd

    • Barb

      Many Thanks
      Tremendous Loss
      Barb Feakes

      • Harold and Nancy Onagi

        So sorry to hear of don’s passing so many fond memories with various hockey teams our many tournaments across the country
        All the good times we spent together in our younger days. RIP

  2. Michelle Brownell

    Uncle Don as my sisters and I loving called him held a very special spot in our hearts. Our Dad, Johnny was one of his closest friends. They had great respect for one another and worked together as plasterers as young men. I remember uncle Don always having a soft spot for kids and helping coach hockey, another shared love with my dad. After our Dad passed uncle Don was a great support to our mom Frances who thought the world of Don. When our mom was sick and passing Don painted and framed a beautiful picture for mom, another talent he held. Uncle Don will be missed but not forgotten, we love you.xoxo

    • Barb

      Thanks Michelle
      Tremendous loss very difficult to read these.
      Tears just flow.

    • Janice

      Our deepest condolences to all Don’s family.
      Sincerely, Jan & Marcel Ayotte

  3. Alison, Mark, and Dawn Peters

    We are terribly sorry for your loss. We know how special he was to his entire family. From trailers to plaster, it always sounded like Don could have fixed about anything.

    A man of many talents, he will surely be missed by all.

  4. Mario

    My condolences to the family! He was a great man and will always have fond memories of him at the lake.

  5. Constance Forest

    Our Condolences! I loved Uncle Don very much and felt I had a special bond with him. He was like a second father to us girls. We will sadly miss you, but you will never be forgotten. ❤️

    Love Constance, Paul, Danielle, Tessa

  6. Debbie Feakes

    I will truly miss my big brother, especially at the trailer in Gimli. I will miss hearing him sing, as he worked the barbecue , or washing his car. Or hearing “Go poop, Coop”, from my window, as he took his beloved Cooper for a morning walk. He was a good and caring man, and I’m proud to be his sister .

  7. Dale and Carol

    So sorry for your loss. Couldn’t ask for a better neighbour, always ready to lend a helping hand.

  8. Brian Kemp

    Don was a humble man. He took time to connect deeply with people, lifting others up. Now he is leading us on the road ahead. Brian

  9. Mike Love

    My deepest condolences go out to Barb and family. I remember many conversations with Don at the Victoria Inn about family and how important they were to both of us. He was a great man and will be missed by all he touched.
    Rest peacefully Don.
    Mike Love

  10. Al & Marilyn Weimer

    We have fond memories of hockey days that we shared with Don. Our boys thought of Don as “father”, because He was a very caring person with a great sense of humour and good hockey sense. The friendship we shared with Don will hold a special place in our hearts. Rest in peace.

  11. Caroline Feakes

    My Uncle Don was the best uncle in the whole world. He was also my good friend.
    I will miss our breakfasts together in Gimli, his hugs, kisses and his loving care.
    I will miss hearing him sing.
    I will love you forever
    God bless you, Caroline

  12. Ted lemanski

    Rest in peace don u will always be the sunlight in our hearts and souls.

  13. Martin Dokken

    i seen don once in the last fifty years we met and the forks about three years ago and we sat and talked like it was last week goofy things we did in school {grade six } we played hooky to watch the world series when the yankees pitcher pitched a no hitter thats been with me always and all the sports we played i will miss you buddy .condolences to all your family’

  14. bryan hunter

    I remember Mr Feakes as our hockey coach from St james, Always a fair coach who treated everybody the same reguardless if you played first line or fourth line. Everybody was the same. Rest in peace coach

  15. Dave and deanna

    For 81 years the world was a better place because don was in it. Going to miss u brother.

  16. Jenny lamoureux

    My deepest condolences to the Feakes family.
    Remember Don from the 50’s

  17. Dar Dar

    When we were kids, I remember Don taking the heads off our dolls, and using them for hockey pucks ! Hockey was always in his blood . Always called us girls babe. Many happy memories out in Gimli. Mom was so happy when she learned Don and Barb had bought a trailer and moved in across the road from us. He helped build a beautiful deck for her. Always singing and greeting everyone as they passed by. Will cherish the last birthday greeting he sang for me . He will be greatly missed, and fondly remembered.

  18. jett zinck

    my uncle don was an amazing and incredibly funny man. i’ll always remember his hatred for the rain in gimili, and sitting in his trailer talking about football and hockey. i’ll miss u lots uncle don, love u endlessly

  19. Ken & June Feakes

    I will miss talking to Don about the latest news/trades involving the Jets/Bombers and I will miss his quick wit. Most of all I will miss talking to my Big Brother.

    GOD’s golden gate stood open,
    With farewells left unspoken,
    You quietly slipped away, you suffered much in silence
    Your spirit did not bend,
    You faced your pain with courage until the very end.
    You fought so hard to stay with us, but your fighting was in vain,
    GOD took you to HIS loving home and freed you from all pain.
    Love you forever ,,,,Ken

    Forever in our hearts and never far from our thoughts
    Some of my most cherished memories were when the family got together and the stories of your childhood antics were told….snowballs being dropped off the Salter Street Bridge into the smoke stacks of passing trains; the ticking sound coming from under Manitoba Cartage; the making of the backyard pool on Higgins adventure and so many more stories too numerous to mention. I never got tired of hearing them. Don was an amazing brother-in-law and from reading all the comments, shows how special he was to everyone he came in contact with. You will truly be missed. Love you forever…June (aka: Junie bacunie)

  20. Todd Bjornson

    Mr Feakes I will miss you, talking with you about hockey, asking you questions about cement, helping me with my house, listening to you sing along with Marty Robbins. You are a good soul. I can’t help remembering when I was younger, working for you, trying your patience at times- you’d just smile and say it’s okay Toddy- it’s okay to trust people in what they say and listen sometimes! That advice always stuck with me. Thanks Mr Feakes. I’ll miss you a lot,
    Love Todd

  21. Carmy Gray

    My love to all the Feakes. Don was a warm, welcoming person. He’ll be greatly missed ♥️

  22. Carol & Gary

    We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was such a kind and generous neighbor with a soft spot for our dogs. Bentley always hesitated at your driveway hoping Don would come out with a biscuit for them of which he usually did! He was a great person and will missed.
    Carol & Gary

  23. Bill Geske

    Don Feakes who recently passed away was a great lifelong friend. A man of compassion and dignity, who greeted you with a hug and a smile. A great tradesman who loved his family. Above all, I knew Don since school days and have fond memories that will never perish. I miss you Don, you will always be in my thoughts. Till we meet again Don and God bless.
    Bill Geske
    & family

  24. Randy Duncan

    I remember Mr Feakes from going to school with Jay. Last time I saw him was at Jay’s service in 1988. Was respected by all who knew him. My condolences to Candice and her family


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