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Saturday February 20, 2010

DONALD HARTLEY LANDER At the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Friday, February 19, 2010 in his 85th year. Donald Lander of Orillia, beloved husband of Dorothy Lander (nee Balmer). Loving father of Marilyn Russell of Orillia, the late David and his wife Deana of London, Donna and husband Pa ul Hutchinson of Orillia, Lynda and husband Lyle Dorie of Orillia. Loved grandfather of Devon, Gavin, Morgan, Mercedes, Braden and Brieanne and great grandfather of Sydney. Dear brother of Dorothy Ross and husband Murray of Oro and the late Br uce Lander. Donald commenced his business career with General Motors of Canada, principally in the sales division for 17 years. During this period 1 1/2 years were spent in the R.C.A.F. (Air Crew Pilot). He moved to the Chr ysler Corporation where for 22 years held senior executive positions in various divisions and subsidiaries in Canada, United States and Europe. These responsibilities in part were Managing Director of Chrysler United Kingdom Ltd, V. P. Chrysler Corporation Europe, Middle East and Africa, Group V.P. Chrysler Corporation and Pr esident/Chair man of the Board of Chrysler International and Chairman of the Board and President of Chrysler Canada Ltd. Briefly and prior to moving to Canada Po st Corporation spent some months consulting and with the Delorean Motor Car Corporation in the United Kingdom as Managing Director preparing the vehicle for production and launch. He joined Canada Po st Corporation in 1984 in the capacity of Executive V.P. and Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed Pr esident and Chief Executive Officer in 1986 and Chair man of the Board in July 1993. Before retiring from Canada Post in 1984 he held various Board positions with G.D. Net B.V. Amsterdam, G.D. Express Netherlands, The International Post Corporation Brussels and Purolator Canada. Donald is the recipient of the Order of Canada and the Order of Malta. The family will receive friends at the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Fu neral Homes, 54 Coldwater St. E., Orillia, (705) 326-3595, from 2-5 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010. A Memorial ser vice will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at 1 o'clock. Interment of cremated remains will take place in the spring at St. Andrew's St. James' Cemeter y, Orillia. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation or to Georgian College, Barrie Campus and would be appreciated by the family. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at A Memorial Tree will be planted by the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes

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