In Celebration of

Donald Etienne

July 18, 1960 -  December 24, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and tragic death of Don Etienne on Christmas Eve while skating on Lac St. Louis. Adored father of Ella and Juliette Etienne-Labelle. He will be deeply missed by his sisters Susan Phelan (Michael), Diane Turner (Les), and Carol Etienne (Michel). Uncle to Mike Farley (Stéphanie), and Sarah Farley (Mathieu), Andrew Phelan (Elitsa), Chris Phelan (Lisa).
Don loved his girls, his friends, cars, sports, and his cottage. He has left a void no other can fill.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.


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Gord Raza and Fran Quaile (Don always introduced Gord as"my longest friend")

Entered December 29, 2018 from Pointe Claire

It will be the little things
that you will remember,
the quiet moments,
the smiles, the laughter.
And although it may seem
hard right now,
it will be the memories
of these little things
that help to push
away the pain
and bring the smiles
back again
(unknown author)

Anthony Kimber (Friend)

Entered December 30, 2018 from Port Alberni

My name is Anthony Kimber. I am a boyhood "Cottage" friend of Don's. Like all of you, I am shocked and saddened at this tragedy. As a youngster, spending summers in St Donat, Don seemed to have it all, and seemed to just "Get" everything. He was smart, and savvy. He had a fabulous vocabulary, was an awesome mimic, (Rodney Dangerfield). He could build anything, ride a motorcycle, fix an outboard or reshingle a roof. When computers were in their inception, guess who was leading the pack to develop software? Even though Don and I were not close like most of you, he was nevertheless a person I greatly admired. Loyal friend, devoted father, wonderful son and brother. I am a person of faith, and would like to believe that Don is skating on a perfect , flat unblemished ice surface. May the God that created all things, bring your families comfort and solace at this incredibly difficult time. Rest in peace, brother. Your life has left an indelible mark on all of us.

Neil Robertson (Friend)

Entered December 30, 2018 from Atlanta GA

My condolences to the Etienne family.

Diane Maheu (Coiffeuse)

Entered December 31, 2018 from Dorval

De toute l’équipe du Salon le Bolívar Coiffure nous vous offrons nos condoléances les plus sincères à la famille,c’est tellement triste .Nous garderons son beau sourire en mémoire .Aurevoir Don.

Angie Papadakis (Friend)

Entered December 31, 2018 from Laval

My deep heartfelt condolences go out to Don's daughters, sisters, remaining family and friends in these difficult times. Don's loss is profound and I wish comfort and strength to all who are grieving........Don was a true gem of a person and will always be in our hearts, thoughts and memories.
Rest in peace "prince"........


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