KINDYA, Donald John, Born May 5, 1943 in Johnstown, PA, USA passed away peacefully April 26, 2008 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, after a long courageous and dignified battle against lung cancer. Loving and devoted father of Allison Kindya, Oshawa. Beloved son of Mary Kindya (nee Pacolt), Pittsburgh, PA and the late John Kindya. Dearly loved brother of Lucille Tomko (nee Kindya) and her spouse Andrew Tomko, Pittsburgh, PA. Loving uncle of Kelly Ann Tomko, Scranton, PA. Survived by aunt Olga Simmers (nee Pacolt), Carson City, NV, and aunt Helen Maurer (nee Pacolt),Clarks Green, PA as well as many cousins in the USA.
Predeceased by several aunts, uncles and cousins all in the USA. Donald will be sadly missed and always remembered by dear friends Eleanor Kindya (nee Wylie) (Former Spouse) and her partner Cecil Wilson, Oshawa, Donald Chelada and his partner Barbara Brown, Pitt Meadows, BC, Carolyn and Russell Stoner, Milton, Eva Blundon, Port Perry, and her spouse Mel Blundon, Dieppe, NB, as well as former co-workers at AMEX Canada Inc. (Head Office) and IBM Canada Ltd. of which Donald was a quarter century club member.
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the doctors, nurses (Donalds earthly angels), and staff at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, one east, and Lakeridge Health Oshawa, 6th floor oncology, with a special heartfelt Thank You to Donalds family physician Dr. Ibrahim A-Rahman, to his oncologists Drs Koll and Wierzbicki and to all their assistants for their ongoing compassionate, honest and respectfully gentle care of Donald during his illness.
Friends may call at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-4711) for visitation and sharing of memories on Wednesday April 30th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Panachyda 7:15pm. A service to celebrate Donalds life will be held in the chapel on Thursday May 1st at 10am. Cremation. Private interment at Spring Creek Cemetery, Clarkson. Memorial donations to the RS McLaughlin Cancer Centre for Lung Cancer Research would be greatly appreciated.
What we do for ourselves dies when we do.
What we do for those around us and others is immortal. - Albert Pines