SHEPPARD, Donald Andrew
2 September 1964 – 1 November 2022
Following a prolonged illness, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Sheppard, at his home in Cormack, Newfoundland on November 1, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.
Don was predeceased by his brother Peter; father Cyril; and mother Susan Doris (nee Gosling). He will be sadly missed by his siblings Jack (Sheila) of Gander, Bob (Charlotte) of Logy Bay, Doug (Peggy) of Cormack, Patsy Baker (Stephen) of Bayfield, Ontario, Dave (Darlene) of Chance Harbour, New Brunswick, Bill (Sandra) of Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, and Ann-Marie of Calgary, Alberta.
Don is survived by a special nephew, Stephen Sheppard, of Deer Lake, with whom he shared many adventures. His sister Ann-Marie selflessly dedicated her time and energy as Don’s caregiver throughout his illness. Don was dearly loved by his nieces and nephews, and their spouses, as well as his grand nephews and grand nieces, who listened with glee to his tales of snowmobiling, hunting, and fishing adventures. Don’s very close friends, David Alexander, Mit and Gail Roberts, also remember him with much love.
Don was born in Cormack, the second youngest of nine children. Following his graduation from Memorial University, he taught at Elwood Regional High School as well as Xavier Junior High School in Deer Lake. As a passionate teacher of mathematics, he demanded academic excellence from all of his students, and touched many lives during his career.
Don certainly enjoyed his retirement as an outdoor enthusiast: snowmobiling, salmon fishing, moose hunting, duck hunting, and motorcycling with his friends.
A special thank you from Don and his family to the doctors, nurses, and all other members of the medical team who cared for him, as well as to the friends who supported him during his illness and treatment. The family is especially grateful to his public health nurse who was a ray of sunshine on even his darkest days.
Cremation has taken place, and visitation will be held at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 10 am to 12 pm.
In lieu of flowers, to remember Don, we ask you to consider an act of kindness to someone in need when the opportunity presents or donate to the charity of your choice.