Pruner, Colonel (Retired) Donald Frederick OMM, CD
At his residence on Monday, January 10, 2022, Donald Frederick Pruner age 96 years. Loving husband of the late Joan Audrey Pruner (nee Chamberlain). Beloved father of George Christopher Pruner (Anne Fenimore) and Karl Frederick Pruner (Joanna Bennett). Lovingly remembered by Danuta Pruner, Sharon Jackson, grandchildren Jeffrey, Jordan and Cassidy Pruner and great-grandchildren Jackson and Donnie Pruner and Quincy Gregan. Predeceased by brothers George Cleal Pruner and Herbert Wesley Pruner. Fond brother-in-law of Richard Chamberlain, Jean Allen, Barbara Phillips and Clifford Chamberlain.
Don served overseas in WWII with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s) and also attended the No. 2 Canadian Army University Course and Khaki College. After graduation from the University of Toronto in 1949, he re-enlisted in the Canadian Army with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (later the Communications and Electronics Engineering Branch of the Canadian Forces), serving in Canada, Korea, Germany (NATO), USA and Israel. On retirement from the Canadian Forces in 1979, he worked briefly for the Federal Department of Communications, followed by many years of contract employment with Bell Canada International, Bell Sygma and Bell Canada. Since then, he has enjoyed golf, cross-country skiing, reading and playing with his computer.
The funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Kanata on Jan 29, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. In recognition of the pandemic, visitations and the funeral service will be private but the service will be live-streamed on the St.Paul’s Anglican Church Kanata YouTube Channel.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.