Fawcett, Donald Cornelius

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Donald Cornelius Fawcett
Jan. 29, 1941- June 17, 2023

Donnie was born at the Consort Hospital on Jan. 29, 1941, the third son to Neil and Allison Fawcett in a family of six children. From an early age this curly blonde-haired, blue-eyed boy was drawn to rural life and all things related to ranching.

He loved his family and friends deeply, but his passions were his ranch and animals. Donnie was happiest when he was out in nature, surrounded by his farm animals and wildlife. He was a steward of the land.

Donald attended Consort School from Grades 1 – 12 and graduated in 1959.

Soon after that, he attended Olds College and graduated with a diploma in Agriculture.

After finishing college Don started working on the family farm. Then after his father died in 1964, along with his brother Doug, they bought the family farm and worked together there until 1972 when the farms parted as the families grew.

On Nov. 30, 1963, he married Laura Golby and in 1967, they moved from town to the farm. They went on to have three children, Myron, Robert and Heather.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, photographer and gun collector. Donnie was a longtime member of the Nose Hills Gun Club and had a great affinity for auction sales. He made many additions to his desired inventory and collected vast amounts of arrowheads, ammunition and knives.

Don also felt blessed to have three wonderful grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and was happy every time one of them was in his presence.

He moved into Consort Long Term Care in August 2018 when he could no longer stay at home on the ranch.

Don passed away in Consort on Sat. June 17, 2023 at the age of 82.

Donnie was predeceased by his wife Laura, his brothers Charles Fawcett and Keith Fawcett, sister Jean Fawcett, sister-in-law Donna Fawcett and brothers-in-law Leonard Golby and Edward Golby.

He is survived by his sons Myron (Tracey) Fawcett and Robert Fawcett, daughter Heather (Ryan) Gilmer, grandchildren Jared (Ashley) Fawcett, Robin (Kyle) Bye and Alyssa (Layne) Ference, great-grandchildren; Eve, Fletcher and Raylene Bye, brothers Doug (Adah) Fawcett and Alan (Janice) Fawcett and his sister and brother-in-laws Inge Fawcett, Annette Golby, Clarence (Donna) Golby, Alan (Cheryl) Golby, Larry (Donna) Golby, Roger (Sherry) Golby, and Brian (Kathy) Golby and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Donnie was held on Fri. June 23 at 1 p.m. at Knox United Church, Consort, Alta. Memorial donations can be made in memory of Donnie to the Consort Hospital or the Lakeroad Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family, please visit www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com. Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements 403-578-3777.

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