Donald William Forbes
FORBES, Donald William (Doc), 83, of Kingston, Ontario, and formerly of Halifax, passed away peacefully at home, in Perth Road surrounded by his loving family, Sunday, January 31, 2016. Born in Kingston, Ontario, he was a son of the late Donald and Margaret “Peggy” (Thompson) Forbes. Doc proudly spent 35 years in the Royal Canadian Navy.
He is survived by a son Donald Gordon, of Truro; brother Jack (Margaret) of Ottawa, ON; sisters Margaret (Gerry) Kazma of Florida, Carol Vold of Alberta; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Joan Shirley (Westhaver) Forbes; brothers Robert, Ronald in infancy.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, from where visitation will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13th from 12 pm until 12:45 pm followed by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, Truro Legion Tribute Service at 12:45 pm and followed by funeral service at 1:00 pm. Father Dariusz Miskowicz will officiate with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sackville, NS. Family flowers only. Donations in Doc’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of choice. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Doc’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com