PURDIE, John Donald - In loving memory of John Donald Purdie 1935 - 2006. Donald passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on June 21st, 2006. Beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth Jane Purdie (Wilkins). Loving father of George Matthew Dean Purdie of St. Catharines, ON., and Sarah Galbraith-Marten (Purdie) of Toronto, ON., and her husband Jeremy Galbraith-Marten, their son, Pompa's grandson Jake Dean. Donald will be sadly missed by his brother George James (Jim) Purdie and his wife Elaine. Born July 3rd, 1935 in Orillia, ON., to John George Wilson Purdie and Dorothy Luella Purdie (Clegg), Don grew up in Kirkland Lake, ON., and graduated high school from Ridley College in 1954, and University of Toronto Engineering in 1958. Don worked as an electrical engineer at Falconbridge for 35 years, and upon his retirement continued to spend time with things he loved - his wife, his children, his extended family, the cottage at Birch Island, ON., his golf game (and the games of his various playing partners), and his friends. Don had a wonderful sense of humour, a sparkle in his eye, and a real desire to live life to the fullest. Donald will be missed by all those who knew him and his care and concern for his wife Jane will not be forgotten. Funeral Service in the R.J. BARNARD CHAPEL, JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. Cremation at the Parklawn Crematorium. Donations in memory of J. Donald Purdie can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, or the Canadian Diabetes Association.