Mr Donald "Don" Charles Annan - November 15, 2008 - Donald Charles Annan, (Member of Doric Masonic Lodge #424 A.F. and A.M. G.R.C.) Peacefully at the Taunton Mills on Saturday November 15, 2008. Donald Charles Annan in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Margaret Gentle. and the late Margaret Mitchell–Davidson. Loving father of Melissa–Jane Annan and Douglas Cameron Annan and his wife Ellen. Dear papa of Nash, Taylor, Brooke and Grace. Dear brother of Jean Ottewell, Ella Sharkey, Margaret (Peg) Scott, Muriel (Min) Scott and predeceased by Andrew and Dorothy Watson. Son of the late Fannie Smales and Thomas Annan. Don grew up in Pickering and loved the farms that he himself farmed all his life. He started on the family’s farm “Hilltop” in Bay Ridges, which was severed to make way for the 401 Expansion through the Township of Pickering and the development of “Bay Ridges”. Don married Marg Gentle in 1962 . They raised their family on “ The Valley Farm” which was originally built by Lord and Lady Hyde from Hyde Park in England. In the early 60’s Don was one of the largest milk producers in Ontario and owned over 500 Holstein Cattle which were spread over the Brooklin farms and Bokar farm which today is the home of Picov Downs. He built the Annandale Golf and Country Club which still bears his name to-day. He was an active member of the Erksine Cemetery Board. Don loved the land and his past times were hunting and fishing which he enjoyed with his many family and friends. A devoted Husband, Father, Papa and Brother. To know Don was to be fortunate and a true experience for the people who had the privilege to be able to enjoy his sense of humour and kindness. “Don Annan was truly a Great Man who will be sadly missed” The family will receive friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home 28 Old Kingston Road Ajax (Pickering Village) on Wednesday November 18, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday November 20, 2008 at 11:00am. Should friends so desire, donations to Taunton Mills or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. A Book of Condolence may be signed below.