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Don Buchanan

May 15, 1955 - September 17, 2017

Don Buchanan: May 15, 1955 - September 17, 2017

Service Date: October 14, 2017

Funeral Home Nepean - Garden Chapel

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
October 18, 2017

When I look back at my high school years, I distinctly remember Bucky's grade 11 Marketing class. He was an amazing teacher that made the class enjoyable. He told us funny stories and treated us well. He even wrote me a reference letter, which I still have 10 years later. I appreciate everything he's done for us. May God give the Buchanan family the patience and strength to go through this. He will be dearly missed.

Posted by:
Sylvia Lothian

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

Val & family, my sympathy on your loss of Don. Remember the fun times and treasure them dearly, he may be gone from sight, but not from your hearts, he will always be there.

Posted by:
George Caldwell

Posted on:
September 29, 2017

My condolences to Don's family. Don was a great teacher, hockey man and colleague at Bell.

Posted by:
Sharon Foran

Posted on:
September 29, 2017

Val and family: My condolences on the loss of Don. Keep all your good memories of him close to your heart.

Posted by:
Chris Glover

Posted on:
September 22, 2017

Thanks Bucky for pushing and teaching me how to skate and trusting me to play for you, I have played over 3,000 hockey games and counting thanks to you ..... God Bless You Bucky

Posted by:
Joanne

Posted on:
September 22, 2017

So sorry to hear about your loss...I remember talking to him about his family and he would have such joy when talking about you...He was a great teacher to have and I was just telling my own kids about him and how he would give us cheat breaks half way through a test and then walk around trying to find any hidden "hints" on our desks......

Posted by:
Darlene

Posted on:
September 21, 2017

My deepest condolences to Mr. Buchanan's family. He was the only teacher who made the class fun, serious and full of learning all at the same time. As our daughter goes through high school, we now realize even more was a great educator he truly was. A big loss for the community.

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
September 21, 2017

I didn't have Bucky as my teacher back in the 90s, but all my friends who did thought he was the best. I talked to him in the halls though, and thought he was a really good guy. I am sad that he is no longer with us, but I think he has left a very positive imprint on those that met him. My thoughts are with you, his family, in this difficult time.

Posted by:
Geoff Turner

Posted on:
September 21, 2017

Sorry to hear of the loss of Bucky... He was my best all time teacher hands down... Way back in the 80s. He taught us to think critically and challenged his students in a unique way such that you didn't even realise how much you were learning. He knew how to bring out the best in his students and has no doubt left an impactful legacy on several generations. He has left us far too soon. My deepest condolences.

Posted by:
Michael Maguire

Posted on:
September 21, 2017

Bucky, you always pushed me on the ice to be my best. My condolences to the entire family. You will be missed.

Posted by:
Laurie Lance

Posted on:
September 21, 2017

Anne-Marie & Family, My thoughts are with all of you at this time. I am so very sorry for the loss of your father, husband, grandfather and friend. Big hugs to you Anne-Marie xx

Posted by:
Heather

Posted on:
September 21, 2017

His new atv, a present to himself.

Posted by:
Peter Cox

Posted on:
September 20, 2017

Dear Val and family, Sorry to hear of Bucky's passing . He gave a lot to hockey and school and will be greatly missed . Sincerely Peter, Shawn and Andrew

Posted by:
Clare Sullivan

Posted on:
September 20, 2017

I always think of Bucky as one of the best teachers I ever had. His approachable style made his classes a real pleasure, but you always came away learning a lot. He treated his students like adults so his class almost felt like a special privilage. I'll continue to remember him fondly. My sincere condolences to the Buchanan Family.

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
September 20, 2017

Bucky was the best teacher we had at Bell. He listened to us and made us want to do well in his class. He was fun and told the best stories. Bucky was the kind of teacher you remember for all the right reasons. My condolences to your family, he was a wonderful man, and will be remember by all the kids out there that he left an impact on. Rip Bucky

Posted by:
Willy Bagnell

Posted on:
September 20, 2017

Buck and I were lacrosse teammates as kids. He was a great guy and always had your back. RIP Sympathies Willy & Lorraine Bagnell

Posted by:
Sarah (Lodge) Friedrich

Posted on:
September 20, 2017

Bucky, You inspired me and so many others to go farther than they'd ever thought they could, to question and critically analyse things that were fed us as black or white. I skipped a LOT of classes back then (1990-91), but never yours. I knew I could learn from you! Thank you! Happy Trails, Sir!

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
September 20, 2017

RIP Bucky. Love you

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
September 20, 2017

My deepest sympathies to Bucky's family and friends. Bucky was a big part of my Ringette life, many years ago. He was a tough, yet knowledgeable instructor that pushed us to be our best. I was fortunate enough to become part of his EuroCan team and go on to instruct others the amazing skills he had taught me. I talk of Bucky often, with my daughter playing competitive hockey, I bring up his name and share the stories of his skating sessions and how at the time it was so hard, but in the end it was so worth it! We will remember him fondly! Rest in Peace Bucky. Juice

Posted by:
Robert LeBlanc

Posted on:
September 20, 2017

Condolences to friends and family for your loss. My older brother and Donny grew up in a group of friends. Knew Donny pretty well. Always the joker of the group. Nice guy for sure. Glad he has left his pain behind him, and I am sure he is in a better place. R.I.P Buc

Posted by:
Dave LeBlanc

Posted on:
September 20, 2017

So sorry to hear about Donnie (Buc). We were childhood friends from the age of 10 right through high school and beyond, grew up playing little league baseball where he was a catcher in Cityview, lacrosse and of course hockey (the best skating goalie I knew) in Nepean, and there was the disco scene in Hull, where he got the name "disco buc" driving around in his Mustang Cobra. We hadn't seen each other in years but he was always on my mind and both my wife Mary Jane (who he always referred to lovingly as "Jane") and I want to express our deepest sympathy to the family, especially to Brianna and Scotty, who he really did think the world of. A lesson to all of us - if you have a friend for whatever reason you fall out of touch with, don't hesitate to get back in touch because that "must get hold of him/her someday" may never come and you will end up regretting it - Rest in Pesce my friend and "someday" hopefully we will get back together. Dave and "Jane"

Posted by:
Mandie Card

Posted on:
September 20, 2017

So sorry for your loss...He was a great man and teacher...I will always cherish the knowledge and memories from my time at Bell High with him...hugs to you all...?? Xo

Posted by:
John Buffam

Posted on:
September 20, 2017

Sorry to hear this news. He was one of the good guys at Bell High, a teacher who always put the student first. We were lucky to have him as a teacher and a role model. My thoughts are with Bucky and his family. Please know how much former students respect Bucky.

Posted by:
Sarah Lockyer

Posted on:
September 20, 2017

My condolences to his family and friends. He was a great teacher and influenced so many young lives. He will be greatly missed.

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