CONLIN, Donald Robert

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January 15, 1951 – November 29, 2011

Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Don is survived by brothers: Alan (Dayle), Colin (Deanna), and Brian, nieces Samara (Jordy) & Savanah (Ben) as well as relatives from the Moore family. He was predeceased by his parents Robert (1975) and Agnes (1999). Don was employed at the University of Calgary for over 35 years and will be sadly missed by his co-workers. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Monday, December 5th, 2011 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Branch No. 285. 9202 Horton Road S.W., Calgary, AB from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association:
1400-522 University Ave. Toronto ON M5G 2R5 or

  1. On 02/12/2011 at 9:28 am Fred Talbot Said:

    Dear Alan
    So sorry to hear of your brothers passing
    Sincere condolences.
    Fred Talbot

  2. On 02/12/2011 at 11:37 am Robin - University of Calgary Said:

    Dear Family of Don
    I was so sad when I heard of Don’s passing. I’ve only known him for a few years and all of this through our Union brother & sisterhood. We’ve been to convention together for the past 3 years. I loved his grumpy way and dry wit. He could always be counted on for a sarcastic comeback but you could clearly see that he was speaking in jest. He was kind and warm and funny & I will miss him terribly at future conventions. His passing is such a loss to his University family & my heart goes out to you as the family that loved him most.
    Kind Regards,

  3. On 04/12/2011 at 10:21 pm Fran Said:

    To Don’s Family,

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Don’s passing. My heart goes out to all of you. I will miss him and his sense of humor.


  4. On 05/12/2011 at 11:40 am Warren Maxwell Said:

    To Don and Family

    I had known Don for approx. 9 years while working with him at the University of Calgary. I enjoyed many conversations with him, he always kept me laughing. I will miss the daily interactions with Don. I met Don a few times out of work on the weekend down by his Home in Shawnessy as well. My Condolences to the Family.

    Warren Maxwell
    University of Calgary Co-Worker.

  5. On 05/12/2011 at 12:09 pm Robb Nesbitt Said:

    I would like to send my deepest and most sincere condolences to all of Don’s family and friends in this difficult time. I have many fond memories of Don that I often reflect upon. Don will be missed by all of his colleagues and co-workers within the University community.


    Robb Nesbitt
    University of Calgary co-worker

  6. On 05/12/2011 at 4:29 pm Mike Wieser Said:

    I am very sorry to learn that Don passed away so suddenly. I have known Don as a co-worker at the University of Calgary over the past ten years. I always appreciated Don’s unique sense of humour and his help on many occasions. Don always took the time to say hello and share a few words in conversation. We have definitely lost somebody who made a difference to the UofC. My thoughts are with Don’s family and friends.

    Mike Wieser

  7. On 07/12/2011 at 9:45 am Brenda Said:

    On 07/12/2011 at 9:36 am Don Conlin Said:
    Hello Conlin and Moore family,

    I just thought I would send a note to let you know how nice it was to attend Don’s rememberance ceremony. It was great for his family to see that he had a caring University family as well as for us to see he had a caring family outside the University. It was obvious to see from the comments made that he treated both families with as much gruff love. Don was, to say the least, a Character around campus and a Character in your family. Of course it is Character which matters in life and Don had it in spades. Both exterior Character which we all came to know but also an inner Charcter which he carried himself in life with. As my Grandmother always said; ” No one ever dies until you stop saying their name.” So use his name in your family stories and history and he will remain with you. I can guarantee you that Don will never die on campus! Even with an empty physical space he has left his name in story will live on while his Union brothers and sisters are still here.

    Kevin Barry
    Chair AUPE Local 52

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