Donald Douglas Bildstein

27-Jul-1940 - 30-Jul-2017

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Donald Douglas Bildstein

Bildstein, Donald Douglas. It is with great sadness Don’s family announces his passing on July 30, 2017. Don passed away peacefully at his home in Timberlea at the age of 77 surrounded by his family. Born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, he was a son of the late Edward and Gertrude (Simms) Bildstein. In his early years he served in the Royal Canadian Navy. Afterwards Don started his career as a carpenter and worked for Queen Square Developments up until his retirement. He was very involved in his community especially his church, Sacred Heart where he volunteered on several different committees including Marriage Encounter, Cursillo, as well as being a member of the Knights of Columbus. Don was an avid sports fan coaching Ringette, playing old timers hockey and was very passionate about his Boston Bruins. He enjoyed gardening, loved to dance a good Polka. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Cheryl (Cusack); daughters, Margaret (Merrill) Tibbo, Pauline (Charles) Pilcher, Donna (Jeff) Keeler; grandchildren, Marc (Elisabeth), Josh, Jamie, Elliott, Erin, Brendan, Mackenzie; great-grandson, Russell; brothers, Lyle (Mary), Dewayne; sisters, Shirley McCallum, Elaine Powis, Marlene (Dave) Summers as well as several nieces and nephews, especially his niece Merle who was very dear to his heart. He was predeceased by his brothers, Archie, Kenny, Mervin; sisters, Evelyn, Virginia, Hazel as well as his nephew, Lynn. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 pm Thursday, August 3 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 am Friday, August 4 in St. Margaret Bourgeoys Church, 18 Scholars Rd. Upper Tantallon with Fr. Joe MacKinnon officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Halifax chapel at

Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    Atlantic Funeral Home Halifax

    Event Times:

    03-Aug-2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    03-Aug-2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Funeral Mass

    St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church

    Event Times:

    04-Aug-2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Posted by Dave and Pat Tanner | 09-Aug-2017

Dear Sherri, We were so sorry to read about Don's death. Your names bring back some good memories from our Marriage Encounter days. We particularly remember your kindness when you looked after our son Patrick while we were giving a weekend. We'll keep you and your family in our prayers. Sincerely, Dave and Pat (Tanner)

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Posted by Colin Landry | 05-Aug-2017

Aunt Sherri, Margaret,Pauline and Donna, Barbara and I would like to express our sincere condolences for the loss of Don. I will certainly miss the spirited discussions across the kitchen table at Uncle Bill's and Aunt Mary's. Take solace in the fact that someone as special as Don will always be remembered. Our deepest sympathies, Sincerely, Colin and Barbara Landry

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