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MANTEY: Donald of Exeter formerly of Zurich

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On June 23, 2019 @ 12:55 PM In Obituary,Zurich | 19 Comments

MANTEY: Donald of Exeter formerly of Zurich

On Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the age of 75 years, Donald Julian Mantey of Exeter, passed away unexpectedly in his home.  Predeceased by his parents Julian (1997) and Beatrice (Meidinger) (2011) Mantey.  Donald was an only child. Don will be remembered by family and friends as an avid outdoorsman and pilot. Quick to laugh and share a good story, he will be sorely missed.  In Don’s honour please dress casually.  

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street North, ZURICH on Thursday, June 27, from 9:30-10:30 AM, where the memorial service will be held at 11 AM with Rev. Paul Sodtke officiating. Cremation with interment St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich. 

Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. 

Condolences for the family of “MANTEY: Donald of Exeter formerly of Zurich”

Condolence from Mike and Barb Soldan on June 23rd, 2019 5:19 PM

We have lost a friend and a neighbour , a person my children called “Uncle Don”. Don was always up for a party , enjoyed going hunting or fishing and playing Euchre at our shack on the Parr Line. Sexsmith airport was his second home. Don was the life of the party and his many friends will miss his humour and wit and his presence. Condolences to all his friends from every walk of life.

Condolence from Don & Edith Lewis on June 23rd, 2019 6:23 PM

We will miss you , you were a flying buddy for years and a student.

May you rest in peace , and your sole fly high in heaven Don.

Don & Edith Lewis and family

Condolence from Dave Frayne and Cathy Cade on June 23rd, 2019 7:53 PM

To Don’s nieces and nephews: Sorry to learn of Don’s passing.
Flew with him several years ago in his Cessna 170, enjoyed the time.
He helped out over the years at Sexsmith, first with Leonard and as a shareholder .

Condolence from Mary Ann Boyle on June 24th, 2019 9:17 AM

To the Mantey Family: My sincere condolences on the passing of Don. He was part of the Deer Hunting gang along with my Dad ( Ummy ) for many years. I remember him taking me on my first plane ride when I was a kid and for his love of flying.

Mary Ann Boyle ( Desjardine )
New Brunswick.

Condolence from Ross Alexander on June 24th, 2019 9:18 AM

Rest in peace Don. I will miss our daily visits to the field…

Condolence from Carrie Cleave and family on June 24th, 2019 10:22 AM

Growing up and having such a great neighbour like Don, was an honour. Taking me up in his airplane for my first ever plane ride, is a memory I will forever hold on to. Remembering him, my Dad and some of the neighbourhood friends/family, when I was young, has always made me laugh. The things I would see as a little kid and wonder if all grown ups were like that. Now I think, if only we could all be like that, enjoying life. Thanks Don for the memories. It has been great reuniting with you in such a “small word” way over the last years. Greg and myself, appreciate all you have done. You are missed. Rest well. We will have a drink in your memory (as we sit beside your “retro” cooler) and smile. Cheers Don.

Condolence from Ronald and Anne Helm on June 24th, 2019 10:54 AM

Anne and I were so sorry to hear of Don’s passing and offer our sincere condolences to his family. He will be missed by his flying friends at Sexsmith. He was a great contributor to airport life. Don was an accomplished “Taildragger “pilot and flew his Cessna with skill and panache.

Condolence from Wayne, Ron, and Jamie Steeper on June 24th, 2019 11:29 AM

From one of your flying friends from Sexsmith. We will miss you. Ron, Jamie and Wayne Steeper

Condolence from Jessica Baynham on June 24th, 2019 6:25 PM

I was really saddened to hear of Dons passing over this weekend. Growing up in town as child and young adult I was blessed to have Don as a neighbour. He was a friend and neighbour to many in our little community. Don always referred to my mom and I as “the Baynham girls” growing up. Don was always quick to share a laugh and a smile. I could always count on Don for a warm hello or a friendly conversation over the years when visiting my parents near by in the neighbourhood. Don’s zest for life and killer sense of humor were apparent in every conversation we shared over the years.

You truly are a beautiful soul inside and out Don. I hope heaven is all that is meant to be and your flying high with those angels doing what you enjoy. I can speak for “The Baynham” girls knowing you will be sadly missed xoxo

Condolence from Jim Oesch on June 24th, 2019 7:41 PM

Don will be missed by many, great guy he was ! Always knew lots of people and took time to talk .

Jim Oesch

Condolence from Drew Dalgleish and Janet Mathers on June 24th, 2019 10:12 PM

Rest in peace Don you were always good for hangar flying stories. My condolences to the family

Condolence from Don and Sharron Colter on June 24th, 2019 11:22 PM

We send our condolences to Don’s family. He was a friend
and dedicated to aviation and Sexsmith pilots.
He will be missed.
Don and Sharron Colter

Condolence from Tom Hartai on June 24th, 2019 11:36 PM

To the Family of Don Mantey:
On behalf of all the members of local Copa Flight 177 -Sexsmith ,I wish to offer our deepest condolences at this difficult time. Don was always a friend of aviation and offered his help to volunteer at our Fly in Breakfasts and Corn Roasts. He will be missed by many.
Tom Hartai
Copa Flight 177

Condolence from Exeter Guardian on June 25th, 2019 6:58 PM

All of us at Exeter Guardian are very sorry to hear about Don’s passing away. Heartfelt condolences to family and friends.

RIP Don. We will miss you.

Condolence from Jason Bourne on June 26th, 2019 12:44 PM

My sincere condolences to the family of Don. I thought highly of Don. Always a story and always a laugh. I will miss him.

Condolence from Jeff and Lorraine Forrester on June 26th, 2019 4:38 PM

To the Mantey family. We are sorry to hear of the passing of Don a very nice man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Don

Condolence from Wille & Linda O’Rourke on June 26th, 2019 8:08 PM

We knew Don for a lot of years. He always was friendly, and had a sense of humor! Still picturing him driving around Exeter in his truck with pipe in mouth.

With Sympathy,
Willie and Linda O ‘Rourke

Condolence from Glen McFarland on June 27th, 2019 9:44 AM

To Don’s family so sorry to hear about Don we are praying you feel God’s love and comfort during this time, God Bless from a pilot friend at Sexsmith…

Glen & Linda McFarland

Condolence from Murray Armstrong on June 28th, 2019 7:32 PM

Don was a good guy, had a lot of laughs with him and at him…I hunted with Don, had a blast, miss seeing you Ole Friend.

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