Donald Russell "Donnie" Daynes

DAYNES, Donald Russell “Donnie”

73 years, fought a courageous battle and passed peacefully at home in Essex, surrounded by the love of his family on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Beloved husband and partner of Joan (nee Ransome) for 48 years. Proud father of his three sons, Willie (Holly), Keith and Colin (Lolita Roxas). Cherished grandfather of Desiree (Joseph Ouellette), Blake Daynes, Jaxon Daynes, Alex Roxas and great grandfather of Deven Ouellette. Predeceased by his parents Russell and Vida Daynes. Dearest brother of Barbara Daynes Sadai. Donnie will also be remembered and missed by many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank everyone that supported them during this difficult time. Donnie retired from Chrysler in 2000 after more than 34 years of service. In retirement his biggest joys came from his family, his friends and classic cars. Family and friends will be received for visiting at Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Monday 7-9 pm, Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Donnie’s life will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at 11 am. Interment to follow at Country Meadows Cemetery, Essex. If desired memorial donations may be made to Canadian Tire Jumpstart to help financially disadvantaged kids participate in organized sport. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at