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Monday January 7, 2013

Dominic 'Don' Michael De Maio
Left us peacefully early in the morning on January 5, 2013 surrounded by his family at home in Ft. Myers. Don is dearly loved and survived by his wife Jean, his children Michael, Natalie, Valerie, David and Peter, their partners Patty, Gary, Rick, Stephanie and Anna, 13 Grandchildren and a Great Grandson. Don was born on May 8, 1938, Dovercourt Road, Toronto to and predeceased by his parents Frank and Phyllis De Maio. Don attended the University of Western Ontario, where he met his wife Jean (n. Omanique) De Maio, and graduated on the Dean's Honor Roll with a BA, Honors Business Administration, Class of 61. He began his career in sales with Westinghouse Canada and enjoyed a successful business career. He held the positions of Vice President Westinghouse then Camco Inc, CEO Workwear Corporation Canada and Executive Vice President of John Forsythe Company as well as Vice-Chairman on the Board of Directors for Haliburton Highlands Health Services. When Don retired, he built a family home with Jean on Piccadilly Bay, Redstone Lake in Haliburton staking out the perfect spot to enjoy the sunsets. He enjoyed many years there with family appreciating the outdoors he loved. He was a caring and devoted father, husband, grandfather and great- grandfather and a lifelong scholar who taught us all to appreciate the 'joy of learning'. He will be remembered for his unwavering optimism, integrity, humour and sense of fun and adventure. A Funeral Mass will be held for Don on Thursday, January 10 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Light, 19680 Cypress View Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33967. If you wish, donations may be made in Don's memory to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/DonateNow or to Haliburton Highlands Health Services http://www.hhhs.ca/Pages/FoundationHowtoDonate.aspx.

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