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Donald John Schwab, aged 72 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital.  Don was born in Moose Jaw on August 22nd, 1947.  His sister Carleen was born 5 years later.  Don bravely battled prostate cancer for the past 7 years and it was only in the last 3 months of his life that it started slowing him down.  He was predeceased by his parents, Lena and Carlton Schwab.  Don will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Del and son, Brett.  He will also be remembered by his close cousin, Myrna Schwab; sister, Carleen Schwab; and cousin, Brian Schwab and family.  He is also survived by his cousin, Kathy Hiebert and family; cousin, Margie Spearman and family; cousin, Donna Koch and family; and cousin, Tim McLean and family.  He is survived by cousin, Lynn Pelzer and family; and the family of cousin Gregory Bechard, who has passed away.  He attended St. Margaret Elementary School, St. Louis College (grades 9 and 10), and Vanier Collegiate (grades 11 and 12).  While growing up, he enjoyed playing ball in the summer and hockey in the winter.  Following grade 12, Don worked at various jobs and then in his early 30’s decided to go to the University of Regina and get his Social Work degree.  Following that, he worked at Diversified Services for 31 years, retiring at the age of 65.  Don married Del on August 6th, 1991 and on March 23rd, 1994 they welcomed their son Brett into their lives.  He was a source of much happiness and joy, and Don was so incredibly proud of Brett.  Throughout his life, he enjoyed being physically fit and spent much time working out at the YMCA.  His favorite hobby was hunting.  He started gopher hunting when he was 13 years old.  He enjoyed target practice and spending time outdoors.  He really enjoyed deer hunting, which he continued until his retirement, after which he continued being involved in the sport by helping fellow hunters fix, modify, or maintain their rifles.  Don also really enjoyed having coffee with friends every day, be it at Tim Horton’s or A&W.  A special thank you to good friend Doug Arkles for all the help he gave Don over the years.  Thank you to Myrna, Karen, John, Frank, Doug, and anyone else who would regularly give Don a ride home from coffee when he could no longer drive himself.  The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Reverend John McCubbing officiating.  As an expression of sympathy, donations in Don’s name may be made to Prostate Cancer Canada, 2 Lombard Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M5C 1M1  Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane.  Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 

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