Donald Newton Hackney

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Donald Newton Hackney

Following a valiant battle with Parkinson’s at Cobourg, Ontario, CANADA in his 80th year, on Monday, February 8th, 2021, Donald “Don” Newton Hackney, son of Oswald “Newt” Newton Hackney and Laura Elizabeth Davey. Dearly loved husband of more than 50 years to his exceptionally devoted wife Anna Bernice Gilbert who stood with him and for him through his last struggle, loving father of his dear daughters Lisa Dawn Hackney and Jodi Lynn Hackney (Gordon Richard Menzies), and proud grandfather to Liam Michael Waqué and Oliver Nigel Waqué. He is also survived by his siblings Joanne Eleanor Lyon (Randy George Lyon), Dianne Elaine Russell, Paul Davey Hackney as well as dear niece Lindsey Laura Russell (David Anthony Vella) and nephews Matthew Todd Russell (Tina Marie Russell), Jamie Paul Lyon and Jeffrey Richard Lyon. Don is fondly remembered by longtime friend Lachlan McLachlan and family and many others who had the honour of knowing the amiable warmth of his quiet strength, resolute loyalty and taciturn, well-mannered character. A sincere thank you from the Hackney Family to the staff of the Northumberland Hills Hospital, as well as to the exemplary service of the staff and administration of Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre, Community Care Northumberland and the MacCoubrey Funeral Home. No memorial service will be held at this time. Those wishing to honour Don’s memory may best do so by donating in his name to the Parkinson's Foundation of Canada at www.parkinson.ca.

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Yolande McKinnon and Wayne McKinnon - February 16, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Keith Betteridge - February 16, 2021

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity: Parkinson Canada

Jackie & Scott Leger - February 16, 2021

So very sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts and hearts are with you.

Harold and Beverly Hands - February 14, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Murray Forde - February 14, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Sharon Rathbone - February 14, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Lise Betteridge - February 13, 2021

Anna, Paul and family : We are so saddened to hear of your loss and send our deepest condolences. We wish you all peace and comfort from each other at this painful time.

Cris Cyver - February 13, 2021

My sincere condolences. Jodi and family - you are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

Anne Summers - February 12, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Nicolas Menzies & Bianca Pisciola - February 11, 2021

Jodi & the Hackney family, We are so sorry for your loss... Please accept our deepest condolences during this time. We're sending you lots of love, and you'll be in our thoughts and prayers. Love always, Nic & Bianca

Jimena Torres - February 11, 2021

So saddened to hear of your great loss Lisa. My sincere condolences to your family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Jimena Torres - February 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Brian Wretham - February 11, 2021

Dear Mrs Hackney and Family.....please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Don. Newt was one of many infamous Highland Creekers whom us "younger" boys looked up to and admired so much. I remember Newt with much fondness. Cherish his memories. God be with you all.

Jan (Menzies) Gordon and Garry Gordon - February 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Rod and Carol Ransome - February 11, 2021

Anna and family. We are very sad to hear of Don's passing and send our deepest sympathy to everyone. You'll always have the great memories.

Melchior Management 777 Corporation - February 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Don Emond - February 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Doug Martin - February 11, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Don's passing. We were both two year men in completing grade 13 at West Hill C.I. and had particular trouble with geometry. To solve this problem in year 2 we developed a new study technique involving beer drinking to learn the geometry theorems. Unfortunately, we must have got a bad batch of Red Cap because our results were again abysmal..... but we had fun trying. Rest in peace Don. Doug Martin

Heather Milroy - February 10, 2021

To Anna and family, our most sincere condolences. This is a time of reflection remembering all those wonderful times we had in our youth. Don was always part of our social activities at the “ Jube “ and as a member of the Laurier badminton club. We are thinking of you Anna and your family at this very sad time. Sincerely, Heather Milroy and Burns More

Robert Gill - February 10, 2021

To: Ann Hackney and Family My sincere sympathy at the passing of Don, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. I have fond memories of our years as students at West Hill C.I. and in later years at reunions and at our annual Howie dinners. Sincerely Robert (Bob) Gill

Janet Clapperton - February 10, 2021

So very sad to hear of Don’s passing. Thinking of you Anna and your family🙏

Leonore and Nick Barnard - February 10, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Terry Fontana - February 10, 2021

I was saddened to hear the news of Dons passing. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. I too, am a childhood friend. Don was in my early classes at West Hill PS. He then moved to Highland Creek where his Dad opened up another Drug store. It was so great to see Don at our High School reunion in 2005. RIP Don 🙏🙏🙏

Sherry & John Thomas - February 10, 2021

So very sorry to hear, and I know the sadness this brings to the family. Tell his stories, say his name and remember him with love and peace. Sherry & John, (creekers)

Marion & Paul Morrish - February 10, 2021

Anna & Family: We are sorry for your loss and are keeping you in our thoughts. Don has been a great friend for over 70 years - - at school, part of our wedding party, and onward throughout our lives. We have great memories, Don will be sadly missed by us all. Marion & Paul

Joanne Hartman - February 10, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

John Gilbert - February 10, 2021

My condolences. It has been many years but I will always remember the smile and laugh.

Karen Taylor - February 10, 2021

I was a longtime school friend of Don's, having met him in 1954 in high school. We stayed in touch from 2001 onwards at reunions. He had a great quiet sense of humour. I will miss him at our gatherings. Safe journey Don - "Newt" at WHCI.

Lynda Page - February 10, 2021

Anna and family Don was one of the good guys He loved his family and they loved him. I was fortunate to know Don . He was a kind man with a wonderful laugh who had a way of making you feel at ease and important . You have lost your loved one. Many people lost a good friend. Don fought hard against Parkinson’s and now he is at peace.❤️

Tee & Mike Schumaker - February 10, 2021

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. We're so sorry for your loss, Hackney family. ♥

Aly Vitunski - February 9, 2021

Sending my love to Anna, Lisa and Jodi. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Isabelle Castonguay - February 9, 2021

Dear Anna and family ..We are so sorry for your loss . Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers ..take good care of one another in this difficult time .. Isabelle and George

Isabelle Castonguay - February 9, 2021

Dear Anna and family ..We are so sorry for your loss . Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers ..take good care of one another in this difficult time .. Isabelle and George

Aly Vitunski - February 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Nettie Snoek - February 9, 2021

Anna, I am so sorry to see this about Don. He was such a gentle man, with a cheerful smile whenever I would see him (briefly) over the past years. He will be missed. Strength to you and your girls.

Canice Mok - February 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Canice Mok - February 9, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss Jodi. Thinking of you and your family in these difficult times.

Marilyn Peters - February 9, 2021

Heartfelt condolences to you and your family Jodi. May the cherished memories of your Dad live on as remember him.

Michelle Grover - February 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Michelle Grover - February 9, 2021

So sorry for your loss Jodi. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. xo

Bill and Jean Gardner - February 9, 2021

We first met Don at the Movement Centre in Markham. We attended the 8 week ..16 session course there. He displayed his great sense of humour and I remember he drove from Cobourg twice a week to the classes. Little were we to know one day we would move to Cobourg. Don was a very kind and gentle person. RIP my friend.

Rev. Edward Cachia and Janina Lis. - February 9, 2021

our deepest sympathy to the family of Donald. A very loving and dedicated husband,father and grandfather. A wonderful friend to so many people.May you find peace and comfort in knowing that he was such a great man. May he rest in peace.

Bill and Lisa Jenkins - February 9, 2021

Lisa, no matter how old we are, it's never easy to lose a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve.

Daniel Emond - February 9, 2021

Thinking of you all. My sincere condolences. Don was a fine man. May he rest in peace.

Daniel Emond - February 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Melindah - February 9, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Anna.

Jaime Nunn - February 9, 2021

May memories of your father bring you comfort during this hard time, Jodi. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

Don Brown - February 9, 2021

I have known Don and his family since 4th grade at West Hill public school when they actually were living right next door to my family. Our parents were great friends as were Don and I all through our school years and the famous class of 59. I always supported his efforts for Parkinson's as he was a strong supporter. To Anna, Joanne, Diane, and Paul and your families I feel your Loss. God bless you all.

Dawsar Al-Wasiti - February 9, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about your loss Jodi. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Jenny Andrus - February 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Jenny Andrus - February 9, 2021

I am so sorry and saddened to hear about Don. I first came to know Don through the Northumberland Parkinson's Chapter, and through the Parkinson's SuperWalk. Don was a wonderful man, and I knew that from the moment I met him. He had a fantastic sense of humour, was kind, thoughtful, considerate, and most of all welcoming. He was a dynamo at fundraising and he always came with a wonderful entourage of his family and friends to the SuperWalk. With Don, you got to know a great guy as well as the added bonus of getting to know his incredible family and support network. To Don's family, I am very sorry for your loss and cannot begin to imagine the void left behind - but the fantastic memories and stories, I am sure there are lots!

Lori and Paul Andrus - February 9, 2021

Diane and Hackney family, So sorry to hear of Don”s passing.I remember him fondly from the Parkinson’s Superwalk and how amazed I was at his courage and determination in helping,despite his physical limitations..He sounds like a wonderful man from all accounts with the tributes below and has been a inspiration to so many.. Thinking of you..Lori and paul Andrus

Larry & Lorraine Keeler - February 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Larry & Lorraine Keeler - February 9, 2021

Anna, Joanne & Randy, Dianne & Paul, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences. You are in our prayers.

David Borthwick - February 9, 2021

Sincere condolences and best wishes to Anna and the family. Don, (little Newt), took a lot of good natured ribbing from us all because of his father's prominent place in the community of Highland Creek. I remember, one time coming back from Club Cedar dances in his Dad's car (I believe a De Soto), and he took that old hump-back bridge on Markham Rd. a little too fast. I believe I left a skull print on the car roof that day. He will be sorely missed .... a great guy!! Dave Borthwick Class of '59 - Retired Pharmacist.

Debbie and David Batchelor - February 9, 2021

We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful man. We are sending you our deepest condolences and feel grateful to have known his loving kindness.

Mark Greenhorne - February 9, 2021

Sorry for your loss Jodi, condolences to you and family

Tom Smart - February 9, 2021

So many good memories at West Hill Collegiate!

Marie Kavanagh - February 9, 2021

Our deepest condolences Jodi to you and your family on the loss of your Dad. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Terrence Horner - February 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Terrence Horner - February 9, 2021

Public School and High School and then for a number of years after schooling. Just a great friend and will be missed at the "Howie". Our condolences to Don's family.

Jan (Menzies) Gordon and Garry Gordon - February 9, 2021

Jodi - words are few at such a time. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you, Gord and your family. We are thinking of you all.

John Philp - February 9, 2021

Very sorry to hear of Don's passing. My memories of Don include childhood birthday parties, elementary and high school classes, cub scout camp, "refreshments" in various locales, and in later years the annual dinner (the Howie) where we recalled past glories. My sincere condolences to Don's family for the loss of a very good man and an extremely likeable friend.

Julie Andrus - February 9, 2021

From the moment I met Don I knew how special he was. I had heard my Dad speak fondly of him so many times and heard of their cherished friendship. He always greeted me with that warm smile and you felt his positive nature all around you. He will be deeply missed, I'm honored to have met him and look forward to continuing to hear stories and memories of him. Julie Andrus

Evelyn McLachlan - February 9, 2021

Anna, Lisa and Jodi ... my heart breaks for all of you. So many memories ... visiting in Guysborough NS, Parrsboro, North Bay, at your cottage outside of Huntsville, Dutton, Mississauga and Cobourg and so many other places. Don's commitment to all of you and his support was so strong. His sense of humour and his caring presence I will remember. You are in our hearts and prayers. Much love, Evelyn and Earle xoxo

Bill Andrus - February 9, 2021

It is with a deep sadness that I hear the news that Don Hackney passed away . I will certainly miss him as will many Don was an active member of the Parkinson northumberland support group executive, planning and implementing new processs. Don loved people and was the Greeter for new members attending their first meeting , Don was the lead fund raiser for the Northumberland Superwalk several years, as well as taking an active part in "Tulips for Parkinson" and the "Buttermilk cafe" day. With his dedicated and supportive spouse behind the scenes, Don, quietly went about the business of Fund raising for research and awareness He did not know the word "NO" Don will be sadly missed by many. RIP my friend .l Bill and Marg Andrus

Sorrel Nicholl - February 9, 2021

Sending all my love to a family who has always welcomed me with open arms. I will always cherish Don's quiet warmth, welcoming smile, and oh that giggle. Don, you will be missed dearly and I'm glad you are now at peace.

Diana Galenic & family - February 9, 2021

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. May our prayers give you warmth and comfort as you carry the memories of your father.

Jen Evan and Ben - February 9, 2021

Our hearts are with you at this difficult time. One of my best memories of Don is him shaking his head watching a Leaf game with Jodi and I as we talked all through but still knew exactly what was happening in the game. I am very glad he was able to meet my son Ben on my last visit to Cobourg. Rest in peace Don

Agnes Sott Krzemien - February 9, 2021

Most sincere condolences and prayers for peace during this very sad time and beyond, for you Jodi and your Family.