Don Straus passed away March 18, 2023 at 10:05 A.M. at St. Mary’s Hospital at 87 years of age. He died in the arms of his wife (of 67 years) Barbara and daughters, Janice Partridge (Larry) and Lori Courtemanche (Scott). He was grandpa to Colin Partridge, Michael Partridge (Christine), Alisha Cannon (Jordan) and Jordi Finnegan (D’Arcy). Great grandpa to Dylan Partridge and Kegan Partridge. Don loved each and everyone soooo much and they all sure loved him back. Don was predeceased by his sisters, Eileen Szasz (Chuck), Jean Sass (Ron) and brother Jim (Mary). Survived by his sisters Rita Lavigne (Pete), Grace Lanteigne (Paul), Anne Oakley (Russ) and brothers Kelly (Pat) and Murray (Mary) and many awesome nieces and nephews who he loved sooo much. Don was a Kitchener firefighter for 30 years, professional baseball player for Linwood and played baseball for Breslau, football for the KW Dutchman, hockey for the Fire Dept. and more. What he loved most was his family…♥♥♥… Don always liked to support St. Mary’s Hospital. As per Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a gathering to remember Don will be held at a later date. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Don’s memorial.