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MOUSSEAU: Donald “Don” John Ridley of RR 2 Hensall

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On August 25, 2019 @ 12:23 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 38 Comments

MOUSSEAU: Donald “Don” John Ridley of RR 2 Hensall

Peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Saturday, August 24, 2019 of RR 2 Hensall at the age of 88. Cherished husband of the late Shirley (Taylor) Mousseau (January, 2019). Loving father of Jon Mousseau and Gayle Beuermann of Bayfield, and Sue Mousseau of RR 2 Hensall. Dear brother-in-law of Bob Elliot of Tavistock, and Bob Russell of Exeter. Predeceased by his parents Alex and Mary (Ridley) Mousseau, brothers Garnet, and Lloyd and sisters Irene Oesch, and Jean Elliot.

Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, EXETER on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Lion’s service will be held in the funeral home at 6:30 PM. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, August 28th at 11 AM. Interment Hensall Union Cemetery.

Donations to Exeter Lions Club or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences for the family of “MOUSSEAU: Donald “Don” John Ridley of RR 2 Hensall”

Condolence from Tom Raymond on August 25th, 2019 1:20 PM

Jon, Sue and Gayle. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Sincere condolences from the entire Raymond family.

Condolence from Sandra Funk on August 25th, 2019 2:15 PM

Sue, Jon & Gayle:

Don Dearly Loved his family; and his family returned that Love two-fold.
I visited Don a week and a half ago, and I will always remember his smile “Come on in.”
My heartfelt sympathy to each of you – Sue, Jon, Gayle. May Don Rest-in- Peace!

Sandra, Michael and Brian and families.

Condolence from Mary & John Elder on August 25th, 2019 2:29 PM

Jon & Sue, So very sorry for another loss to you both. Your parents were always the best neighbours and dear friends. I remember many good times out on the sleds. May great memories help you through the days ahead. Mary & John

Condolence from Tony/Marlene Bedard on August 25th, 2019 3:56 PM

So sorry for your loss. So many fond memories of PINERIDGE CHALET DAYS.!!

Condolence from Paul & Beth Anstett on August 25th, 2019 3:58 PM

Jon, Gayle & Sue,
We are saddened to hear of Lion Don “Uncle Dunk’s” passing. He was a fine gentleman and a great Lion & mentor. We have many fond memories of Do & Shirley. We have lost another great humanitarian and Heaven has gained another Angel. May he rest easy.
Paul & Beth Anstett

Condolence from Marilyn Kenda on August 25th, 2019 4:30 PM

Sue, Jon and Gayle
So sorry for the loss of your dear father. The days ahead will be difficult but know that your Mom will be there waiting with open arms and they are together again. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Rob and Michelle Reid on August 25th, 2019 5:25 PM

Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family. Don will be missed but never forgotten. So many wonderful memories of Don and Shirley over our times together at many Lions functions. Rest In Peace Don.????

Condolence from Glen and Donna Greb on August 25th, 2019 5:43 PM

Sue and Jon and Gayle. Please accept our sincere condolences. He was always happy to talk especially about hunting. Glen and Donna Greb

Condolence from Janet Corbett on August 25th, 2019 5:44 PM

Sue John and Gayle,

We are so sorry to hear that your dad passed away. He was a fabulous fun friend to our folks, Ross and Donna and Don and Viv. Sending love and sympathies your way.

Jeff and Janet Corbett

Condolence from Keith and Rose on August 25th, 2019 7:41 PM

To the Mousseau family our sincere condolense to all of you thinking of the great memories.

Condolence from Dan & Julie Turkheim on August 25th, 2019 7:48 PM

Jon, Gayle & Sue – Our heartfelt condolences to you all. Your loss will be felt by many. All your memories are treasures to hold close to your hearts. Rest In Peace Uncle Dunkle.
Dan & Julie Turkheim

Condolence from Dave frayne and Cathy Cade on August 25th, 2019 8:27 PM

To Jon, Gayle and Sue:
Sorry to learn of Don’s passing. He and your Mother were great people, she taught me in Public School and your Dad always had a story to tell, fish to catch and cards to play. He enjoyed his time on Manitoulin Island at the hunt camp and visiting our camp and others from this area while up there.

Condolence from Rob and Tara on August 25th, 2019 9:05 PM

Susan, Jon and Gayle
Unfortunately these are days we all know are coming but that still doesn’t make it any easier to accept.
You guys are the greatest cousins anyone could ask for !!!
He was everybody’s Uncle Dunk,but not many had the privilege of calling him Uncle Don like we did !!!
RIP Uncle Don you were a great man I was proud to call my uncle

Rob and Tara Russell

Condolence from Brenda Palsa on August 25th, 2019 9:19 PM

Sue- my deepest condolences always enjoyed your parents they were a great couple now together- I will always remember Don’s big bright smile

Condolence from Jackie Ferris on August 25th, 2019 10:07 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a very nice man. I made him a new top for his boat and enjoyed visiting with Don and Shirley. They are now together.

Condolence from Pamela Munn on August 25th, 2019 10:19 PM

Jon, Gayle, Sue and the whole Mousseau family: my thoughts are with you. Donald was a great neighbour and someone I am proud to share Ausable Line with. My deepest condolences.

Condolence from Sue Riley on August 25th, 2019 11:32 PM

Sue, Jon and Gayle….My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sue Riley

Condolence from Chris Keller on August 26th, 2019 7:21 AM

Jon, Sue and Gayle, I’m sorry for your loss and sincere condolences. Uncle Dunk was a great man and a great Lion and the Lions Club will not be the same without him.

Chris Keller

Condolence from Evelyn Vincent on August 26th, 2019 7:52 AM

So sorry to read of Don’s passing. He was a good man.

Condolence from Liz Herman on August 26th, 2019 10:32 AM

Dear “Security Sue”: Thinking of you as I read of your Dad’s passing. May he rest in peace , with your Mom.. Take care. Sincerely: Floyd and Liz Herman

Condolence from John Wesley(Mousseau) on August 26th, 2019 12:24 PM

Cousin Donald was my Friend and my hero when I spent my summers at the farm. When I got myself in trouble with Uncle Alec, Don was the referee who saved me from harsh punishment which I certainly deserved. God bless him and I miss him.

Condolence from Dina VanderWal on August 26th, 2019 1:32 PM

Sue, Don and Gayle

Sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Condolence from Jen Bonello ( Taylor) on August 26th, 2019 1:50 PM

Sue and John,
Thinking of you during this difficult time. Hold your dad’s memories close to your heart.

Condolence from Winnie Darnbrough on August 26th, 2019 6:47 PM

Sue and family..my sympathy in the loss of your Father.a tough year for you.

Condolence from Cathy McIvor on August 26th, 2019 7:01 PM

So sorry to hear of your father’s passing Sue. Thinking of you.

Condolence from Lawrence Stevens on August 26th, 2019 8:04 PM

So sad to learn of Don’s passing. I always looked forward to chatting with Don at the Lion’s functions. He is greatly missed.

Condolence from louise haggitt on August 27th, 2019 8:41 AM

Sue, Jon, and Gayle
sorry to hear of Dons passing he will be missed . but he is back in the arms of Shirley . I will miss seeing him cutting grass , and sneaking around in that bright yellow truck,
Rest In Peace Don

Condolence from Joan Middleton on August 27th, 2019 9:32 AM

Deepest sympathies, our families have shared many happy memories with our parents we will treasure all the good times. We had a great visit with Don at Decoration Sunday he was entertaining as usual with a great big smile.

Bob and Joan Middleton

Condolence from Melissa Steinbach on August 27th, 2019 9:33 AM

Sincere condolences Sue on the passing of your dad.
Melissa Steinbach

Condolence from Alan & Denean Renning on August 27th, 2019 4:31 PM

We’re sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time.

Condolence from Donna Perry on August 27th, 2019 5:04 PM

Sue, Jon and Gayle So sorry to hear of the passing of Don have lots of fun memories. I am sure you will cherish all the wonderful memories you have of your parents.
With Deepest Sympathy Donna Perry

Condolence from Gord Lobb on August 27th, 2019 8:58 PM

Sorry to hear the passing of your father. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Gord Lobb

Condolence from Rob & Lisa Elder on August 28th, 2019 8:03 AM

Jon & Sue. Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was always a kind man and always wanted to chat whenever we crossed paths. He was the one that I remember as a little kid with dad at the Chalet. He will be missed.

Condolence from Christina Scott on August 28th, 2019 1:47 PM

Jon, Gayle and Sue
Sorry for the loss of your father. We have great memories our times with him and your mom at their place and the cabin. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Christina, Alicia and Amy Scott

Condolence from Jack Hopkins on August 28th, 2019 6:27 PM

So sorry for your loss Sue. Thinking of you and yours.

Condolence from John & Arlene Berendsen on August 28th, 2019 9:24 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss….John Berendsen & family

Condolence from Bob and Nancy Campbell on August 29th, 2019 6:48 PM

Jon, Gayle & Sue

Please accept our sincere condolences. We will treasure our memories of Don and the fun times from “Chalet” days.

Condolence from Paul Elder on September 4th, 2019 4:17 PM

Jon, Gayle and Sue,

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, he was a good man and a wonderful neighbour. He will be missed.
Please except our sincerest condolences.

Paul and Sheila Elder and Family.

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