Don Woods2April 17, 1935 – April 26, 2013

It is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Don Woods, Professor Emeritus at McMaster University and friend to many. He leaves behind his best friend and beloved wife of 52 years, Diane, and his children, Russell Glen (predeceased), Suzanna Lynn Peters (Dennis Dallaire), and Cynthia Jane Veals (Scott). His five all-star grandsons will miss Poppa: Caleb, Marcus, and Andrew Veals, and Nicholas and Benjamin Peters. Don was a chemical engineering professor at McMaster University from 1964-2000 where he won many teaching awards. He was also an artist, banjo player, square dancer, builder, author, genealogist, and great reader. He loved spending time at Kinlough, our 200 acre retreat in Bruce County. Friends may visit with the family at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at ST. JAMES UNITED CHURCH, 329 Parkside Drive, Waterdown on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 1 p.m., Rev. John Allsop presiding. Reception to follow in the church hall. Donations may be made to St. James United Church, Christian Children’s Fund, or to a charity of your choice. Please sign the Book of Condolence at

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