In Memory of



Obituary for Don Avery

Passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday November 22, 2023 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of the late Joan Avery. Dear father of Debby, Dianne, Donald Jr. (Lynette) and Tom (Jen). Cherished grandfather of Corey (Tatyana), Chantel (Riley), Emily and Andrew and great-grandfather to Lennon. Dear Brother of Albert (Clarice), Jean Guy (Audrey), Gloria (Ralph), Dianne, Alphonso (Wanda) and Janet (Norbert). Predeceased by Clement and Jean Louis. Donald will also be greatly missed by other relatives and many friends especially in the horse racing world.

Visitation will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville on Wednesday, November 29th, 2023 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Celebration of life will be held at Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre 21 First St Orangeville, Ontario on Wednesday, November 29th, 2023 at 2:30 pm and can also be watched through the link on this website. Memorial donations to Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society ( in lieu of flowers would be appreciated by the family.

A tree will be planted in memory of Donald in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. 22nd Annual Dedication Service will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
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