Donald Carroll

Don Carroll

Saturday, December 26th, 1931 Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

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Obituary for Don Carroll

Don Carroll, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Chapman House, Owen Sound at the age of 89.

He will be missed by his loving wife Elisabeth, son Bill (Yvonne), daughter Ruthanne (Tony), son D.J. (Jacqui), and his grandchildren Ben, David, Tori, Syd and Tyson (Nicole) as well as his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by all of his siblings Marjory Carberry (Carroll), Willa Coarse (Carroll), Ken Carroll and Glen Carroll.

Don touched many lives - as an educator, community member, civic leader and friend. When he first came to Walkerton, he was teaching at Walkerton District Secondary School as the Head of Guidance and Vice Principal. Next, he went to work for the Bruce County Board of Education; then as principal of Chesley District Secondary School as well as Kincardine District Secondary School. His final job was as a Superintendent for the Bruce County Board of Education. In his various jobs, he pushed programs that supported kids of all needs, fought hard for the arts in schools and always believed in reading stories to children. He attended 100’s of graduations, school events and always had time to meet with parents and students. He was one of the major supporters and organizers of the Grey Bruce Children's services and fought very hard to make sure support programs were funded.

Don was always involved in the community as a volunteer, leader or the organizer of events such as Chairperson for Easter Seals campaign, Member of the Rotary Club, Town Councillor & Deputy Reeve, Canada Day Celebrations, parades and fireworks in town for years, Chair of Homecoming, Hospital Board, Member of St Paul's United Church, Honourary Member of Royal Canadian Legion. One of his strongest passions was the work that the Legion did to celebrate Remembrance Day. He would organize events at several cenotaphs each year and was the person who shuttled around trumpeters to do the music for the day.

A private family service will take place at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. and will be livestreamed.

Interment in Walkerton Cemetery.

As expression of sympathy, donations to the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce - South Build (you must indicate in note to charity: South Build) would be appreciated by the family. Cards available at Cameron’s (519-881-1273). Donations and condolences may be made online at

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  • Private Family Service

    Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 | 11:00am
    Cameron Funeral Home
    1106 Yonge Street South
    Walkerton, ON
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    Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
    Mike Zenker
  • Interment

    Walkerton Cemetery
    115 Cemetery Road
    Walkerton, Ontario
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Judy Sloan

Bill & Yvonne and family, Sincere sympathy on the loss of your father Don. He was Vice- Principal when I was in high school and was very well respected. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Comment | Posted at 09:22pm via Condolence

Tony & Stephanie Zettel

So sorry for your loss, Bill & Yvonne and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
Comment | Posted at 02:32pm via Condolence

Pauline Schumacher

Dear Liz and family
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. I remember your stories of some of Don's antics when we taught together at the RNA program. We have kept our subscription to the local paper since we moved to Bowmanville in 1970 and was always reading the numerous volunteer activities he was involved with. He will certainly be missed by all those who knew him.
Bob and Pauline (Oberle) Schumacher
Comment | Posted at 12:20pm via Condolence

Eric Schwippl

To Elisabeth and family
So sorry for your loss at this difficult time. I only met Don just a few weeks prior (i was one of his PSW's) but he certainly made my day when I came to see him. RIP

Eric Schwippl (psw)
Comment | Posted at 09:40pm via Condolence

Annette Lux

To Liz, Bill, Ruthanne, D.J.and families. John and I were saddened to hear of Don’s passing. We know your treasured memories will help you through this difficult time. We have many fond memories, including the 6:30 am birthday party (how crazy were we all back then). We are thinking of you all. Love. Annette and John.
Comment | Posted at 05:46pm via Condolence

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