Donald George Rafuse
September 21, 1940 – November 26, 2019
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Donald George Rafuse
Rafuse, Donald George – 79 of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia passed away peacefully at QEII Halifax Infirmary Hospital on November 26, 2019 with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Charmaine (Hilchie) Rafuse, children, Richard (Ashley) Rafuse and Denise Rafuse, and only grandchild Tanisha (Tyler) Rafuse and a special little girl Zoey Knodel. Donnie is also survived by his sisters Winnie (Bob) Evanson, Betty (Murray) Eisnor, Connie (Jacob) Penney and brother Frank (Viola) Rafuse. There are many nieces and nephews who will also miss him.
Born in Parkdale, Nova Scotia, Donnie was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Sadie (Faulkenham) Rafuse, and his brothers Maxwell (Beulah) Rafuse, Roby (Vivian) Rafuse, Calvin (Joyce) Rafuse, Thomas (Margaret) Sauber, and Gerald (Alice) Rafuse, and his sisters Reta Rafuse, Angeline (Earl) MacDonald, and Belle Rafuse.
Donnie’s career started in 1964 as a member of the Dartmouth City Police Department and later amalgamated to Halifax Regional Police where he retired in 1997 after 34 years. He had a passion for hunting, fishing and car races. After retirement, he enjoyed car shows and daily story telling and telling jokes at various Tim Horton’s. Donnie was very proud of his family and all of their accomplishments. He enjoyed spending time in Parkdale-Maplewood at his family homestead. Donnie will be most remembered as saying, “come here, let me tell (show) you something for a minute” or cracking his ears. His knowledge of useless information was endless. He left a lasting impression on everyone he met.
A huge thank you to the staff on 5.1 CVICU at the QEII for the exceptional care that they provided. Visitation will be held from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday November 29th at Dartmouth Funeral Home 29 Queen St, Dartmouth. Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday November 30th at Cole Harbour Woodside United Church at 15 Bissett Rd, Cole Harbour. Rev. Krista Elizabeth Winn, officiating Burial will follow at a later date in Parkdale-Maplewood.
Online condolences by visiting www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca
Friday, November 29, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dartmouth Funeral Home
29 Queen Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 1E9
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Cole Harbour Woodside United Church
15 Bissett Road
Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Donald George Rafuse September 21 1940 November 26 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Dartmouth, Province: Nova Scotia