Thomas Donald (Don) Cumming died unexpectedly while on vacation in Salobrena, Spain, on January 25, 2015. Don is survived by his loving wife and best friend Kathy, daughter Glenda, son Thomas William and beloved grandson Kyle Thomas Cumming, son of Glenda, stepchildren Michele and Aldo Liberatore, Lisa and Peter Kennedy and their children Morgan and Alex Liberatore, Ian and Claire Kennedy. Don is predeceased by his parents William and Annie Cumming of Burnaby B.C., his daughter Catherine Lynn Cumming (2006) and his brother John Murdoch Cumming. Don was born in Williams Lake, B. C. in 1935 and spent his younger years in beautiful British Columbia before transferring to Toronto, then London. Don was a passionate and competitive athlete from a very young age. He excelled in soccer, basketball and lacrosse. He was a member of the PNE Junior Indians Lacrosse team, winning the Canadian National championship in 1954, but his true love was golf. His Dad inspired Don’s passion for golf and together they enjoyed many rounds of golf at the Langara Golf Club in Vancouver. He was a member of Sunningdale Golf and Country Club for 36 years. In the winter months he could be found playing squash at the London Squash and Fitness Club, passing on this passion to his beloved grandson Kyle. Don had a deep love for music and for many years sang Lead with The London Men of Accord Barbershop Harmony Society. Professionally Don worked for Safeco Insurance Company from 1962 until 1976 when he left to open his own general insurance brokerage. He was a member of the London Directors’ Club where he established many new and lasting friendships and business partnerships. Don’s way of giving back was volunteering and fundraising for the MS Society. In lieu of flowers, Don’s family asks that donations be made in his memory to the MS Society, London-Middlesex Chapter, 21 Grosvenor Street,Room # W018A, London, ON N6A 4V2.
We welcome you to join us in a celebration of Don’s life on Thursday, February 5 at 11 am at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club, 465 Sunningdale Road, London. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (519-433-5184). On-line condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com
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