McRorie, W. Donald - peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Friday, January 13, 2012, William Donald McRorie of London in his 73rd year. Beloved husband for 50 years of Marilyn. Loving father of David and his wife Bev of St. Thomas, Karen and her husband Christian of Hamilton, and Michael and his wife Cheryl of London. Devoted Papa of Jasmine and Eli. Dear son of William (Bill) and the late Alma McRorie. Loved brother of Allen McRorie (Katie), Nancy Cates (Gerald), Margaret Frayne (Les), Mary Greenwood (Chris), and Carolyn Linsdell (the late Laurence) and brother-in-law of Patricia Enns (Ron) and Joan Crittenden (Paul). Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Don enjoyed a long career as an educator and a lifetime as a humanitarian. He touched many lives. Special thanks to all of the caregivers at London Health Sciences Centre. Don's life will be celebrated at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington St. at Dufferin Ave., on Saturday, January 21 at 3:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place and interment will follow in the spring at Warwick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Metropolitan United Church Foundation, the Kiwanis Club of Middlesex, or the London Regional Cancer Program would be gratefully acknowledged.
January 15, 2012, 4:31 pm
Marilyn: I was saddened to hear of Don's passing but rejoice in knowing that he is with the Lord. I am away next weekend so am unable to attend the memorial service. Please know that my prayers are with you.
Much love, Shirley
Currie and Katie McLean
January 15, 2012, 9:03 pm
We are sorry and please know that you are in our prayers.
January 16, 2012, 8:53 am
Dear Marilyn and Family,
I was so saddened to see the notice in this morning's paper. Don was one of my very favourite principals when I was in the school system. He understood people - staff, students, parents, and cared deeply enough to let us try to be the best that we could be, and to support us in every way he could, which was always patient, powerful and appreciated.
Don's faith was private from his school duties, but evident in everything that he did and in the way he did it.
I deeply regret an unavoidable conflict that keeps us elswhere on Saturday, but please know that our hearts, prayers, and cares are with you in this loss.
Love and every kind of support,
Liesel & Bill
January 16, 2012, 9:00 am
Dear Marilyn and Family Members,
I am sending this email from Destin FL.
I have so many fond memories of Don. He was a 'gentleman'! A wonderful educator, his leadership style inspired, students, staff, parents and colleagues. He was a mentor to so many. So often, I benefitted from his good advice and the occasional 'heads up'!
Playing Wed. night hockey with Don at the "South' arena was an experience; Don hustled and had fun..he provided a good model to others even after bouncing off the boards and tumbling onto the ice.
January 16, 2012, 12:33 pm
Marilyn and Family
I was so sorry to read of Don's passing in the obits this morning. I have fond memories of our times at the Ed. Centre. Don was such a wonderful man to work with. He quietly and calmly lead our team which I'm sure was a challenge at times. Unfortunately we are travelling in Florida and will not be able to attend the memorial service. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts. May the wonderful memories that you have give you strength and courage through the days ahead.
January 16, 2012, 1:29 pm
To the McRorie Family I was so saddened to read of your son and brothers' passing. I have such great memories of growing up on the farm next to your family. You were all so great and kind and it was a pleasure knowing you all even though Don was older I remember him very well. I know you will all miss him very much but as time passes the hurt and pain will become less but we never forget our loved one. Just know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy to all of you and especially to you Marilyn as you will truly miss him being near you. Penny Prout(Stewart))
January 17, 2012, 11:20 pm
Dear Dave and Bev and alll members of the McRorie familiy in any way you belong, my genuine condolences. As a friend of Bev and having met Dave, I know the sincere and deep love that Mr. McRorie was held in their hearts and in their eyes. As a family, you have shown the meaning of true love, mentorship, values, compassion and committment. I understand how both Mr and Mrs McRorie exemplify good stewardship and amazing citizenship. Our world is a missing a wonderful man but the light created from his life shines on in so many places where hope and love were needed. Sending prayers and hopes for healing and comfort in the days and months ahead.
January 19, 2012, 7:02 am
Dear Marilyn, I was sadden to read about the passing of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know how difficult it is to lose a spouse.
Brent & Jennifer Paul
January 19, 2012, 7:54 am
We have fond memories of our boys skating on your backyard rink, a car rally trophy made by Don and Michael, working together at VG. We appreciated Don's leadership for many years there. We think of your family every year that we put out our manger scene. Marilyn, Dave, Karen, Michael and your families, even though we are away visiting Jake and the Ramirez, you are much remembered and in our prayers.
Karen and Troy
January 20, 2012, 2:39 pm
Dave and Bev and family
Our sincerest condolences on your loss.
Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Tecumseh Street Neighbours
January 21, 2012, 11:35 am
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