Obituary of Donald Alan Nelson
It is with sadness that we the family of Donnie Nelson announce his passing on Saturday, June 12, 2021 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, after a lengthy illness. Born on October 14, 1967, he was a son of George and Marion Nelson.
From an early age, Donnie had a passion for helping others, first by learning to take things apart and then as he grew up, by helping to put things back together. He enjoyed the outdoors, whether it be fishing and hunting, four wheeling or flying RC planes and drones. He also participated in many other activities. He and Paula spent many weekends camping at Forevergreen Campground, enjoying time with old friends and family and making new friends while they celebrated his favourite holidays of Halloween and Christmas, in the Summer.
Donnie loved to spend time with his family and worked at the family business, Heritage Memorials, from the time he was a teenager until he became ill.
He is survived by parents, George and Marion; partner, Paula; children, Gordon Gilbert (Nadia) and Katrina Hines (Jon); stepchildren, Courtney Strong, Melissa Parker and Amber Berringer; brother, Steven (Pauline); sisters, Susan (Marty) and Gwen (Ray); eight grandchildren that he dearly loved, Grace, Gabriella, Danika, Dawson, Kristen, Alex, Damian and Sophia, along with a large extended family.
Special thanks to Dr. Paige Stevens, Palliative Care Nurse, Amber Phillips, the VON and all nursing staff on the Unit 200 at Hants Community Hospital.
Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). Celebration of Life details will be announced at a later date once COVID-19 restrictions loosen. Please watch the website for updated details. Donations in memory of Donnie may be made to the IWK (1-800-595-2266), because Donnie loved children; Hants Community Hospital, Palliative Care Program, 89 Payzant Dr., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 or to a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Donald
Nelson 1967 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: Windsor, Province: Nova Scotia