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79 years, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Monday June 10, 2013. Beloved husband of Mary Anne (Phaneuf). Dear father of Rebecca Ismail (the late Hussein), Michele Labbate, David Slater (Michelle), James Slater (Tasha), Mark Slater (Samantha). Loving grandfather of Allison Chisholm (Shaun), Nathan Ismail, Zain Ismail and Alyssa Ismail, Seth Labbate, Stephanie Lariviere, Derek Slater, Hanna Slater, Matthew Slater, Darien Slater, Austin Slater, Emma Slater, Addison Slater and great grandfather of Liam and Anna Chisholm. Dear brother of Alan Slater and  Kathleen Slater. Predeceased by 3 brothers Raymond, Jack and Harold Slater and by sister Helen Tropea.  Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Don co-owned and operated Erie James Ltd. for many years. He was actively involved in all aspects of promoting the local agricultural industry. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Service to celebrate Don’s life, from St. John’s Anglican Church on Thursday June 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. Rev. Robert Lemon officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Windsor Regional Cancer Program (L.I.R.F.). Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at

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