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Biography of Don Gregor - A/B d. October 22, 2010

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March 1945 Photo Nene Lives Book Photo
Extracted from the photo of the Crew of the Nene on deck taken March 1945
Photo from the book "NENE LIVES The Story of H.M.C.S. Nene & her Crew" - 1993

Donald G. Gregor - Able Seaman
Donald G. Gregor was born December 7th. 1924 at Darcy, Saskatchewan. The family moved to Saskatoon in 1928, where Don grew up, and where he has resided all his life. Don completed secondary school in June, 1942 and enlisted in the R.C.N.V R. in April, 1943, being discharged in October, 1945. Don Gregor finished two years of studies at the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan. In 1947 he began working for the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation within the Dept. of Agriculture, in Saskatoon, as a Soil Mechanics Technician. The work pertained to the testing of soils and concrete utilized in the building of small and large earth dams for water storage and/or diversion for use in irrigation purposes, town water supplies and for producing electrical power. In June 1954 Don married Ruth Oaks and they have one son, Donald Gary, born in 1962. Ruth and Don are justifiable proud of Gary, who holds two degrees, a B. Comm. and B. Mech. Engineering and has been in the Naval Reserve for eight years, holding the rank of Sub. Lt. In January, 1976 Ruth returned to work at a financial institution as a typist/switchboard operator and worked until June, 1989. Don retired in December, 1981, after 37 years of service with the Government of Canada. Don and Ruth are both active people. Don curls, bowls, golfs, does some gardening. Don and Ruth belong to the Royal Canadian Legion

Donald Gregor wartime photoDONALD GREGOR Donald Gregor passed away peacefully October 22, 2010. He was predeceased by his mother Tonita; sisters Mildred, Ruth, Evelyn and Ethel; and brothers Alfred, Norman, and Gordon. He is survived by his loving wife Ruth, his devoted son Gary, his brother Mel, three sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. From over five decades with the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club, two years service with Canada's Navy during WWII, more than thirty years with the PFRA, and eighty years in Saskatoon, Don bids farewell to countless friends. Do not weep for him, as where he now resides, there is no wait for tee times. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice. Services will be held at HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME (East on 8th Street, turn right before railway crossing) at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2010.


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