Donald (Don) Stanley Shepherdson

December 27, 1932 - June 20, 2015
Donald (Don) Stanley Shepherdson Retired Air Canada Captain Don Shepherdson of Kingston, Ontario died at Kingston General Hospital on June 20, 2015 in his 82nd year. Don is survived by his loving wife Céline (nee Lachapelle) of 42 years, his children Stacey Crate (Bill), Tara Shepherdson (Brad Simpson) and their mother Helen Shepherdson who remained a good friend. Dearly loved Grandfather of Kimberley Van Zeyl (Crate) (Chris) and Emily Crate (Scott Brittain). Don was born in Kingston, Ontario to Dr. John Stanley and Viola Shepherdson (nee Mercer). He was a guard at Fort Henry, attended Albert College and took Engineering and Commerce at Queen's University but his passions were sports and aviation.  Don's love of flying led him to a 30 year career at TCA and Air Canada. He was an active member of the Canadian Airlines Pilots Association (CALPA). Don retired in 1986.  In 1989 Don returned to Kingston and became an avid golfer. He enjoyed world cruising with Celine and was a loyal fan of the Kingston Frontenacs and the Queen's Gaels football team.  He will be missed by his family and friends.  A reception to celebrate his life will be held at Mino's Village Restaurant, 2762 Princess St. on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  Donations to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program would be appreciated. 



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