February 13, 1946 - September 30, 2016
In keeping with Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place, and a private service will be held at a later date.
Donald W. Beisel
Don passed away at Sakura House on Friday September 30, 2016, in his 71st year. Best friend and partner of Diane Huggins for 34 years. Survived by her family, Tammy (Jerry) Kotiuk, Sheri (Jamie) Kotiuk, and by the grandchildren Jerry (Christina), Justin (Emily), Ashly, Jordan, and Nick Kotiuk. Remembered by sister Carol (late Dave) Windross and her family. Predeceased by his parents Carl and Katie Beisel.
Don started his working life as a barber, working along-side his father, and joined him in their mutual love of standard bred horses, breeding, raising, training and racing for 45 years. He also worked at Holland Hitch where he retired after 38 years. He traded in his love of horses for his love of cottage life where he could be found every summer puttering around, up until his illness. Don was a long time member of both the Navy Club and the Moose Lodge.
Memorial donations made to VON Sakura House, 715180 Oxford Road 4, Woodstock, Ontario N4S 7V9 are appreciated by his family and may be made directly or through Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario 519-409-5575.