Donald “Mike” Graham, passed away on September 14th, 2021 with his loving family by his side after courageously battling cancer for the last 2.5 years.
Don was born March 20th,1952 to his loving parents Donald & Betty (nee Almas) Graham who are predeceased. Don leaves behind his loving wife of 47 years Dolly Graham (nee Dykens), his children Dorothyann (Joseph) O’Dell, Donny (Trudy) Graham, and his mother-in-law Dorothy Dykens. Don is a proud Papa to Austin, Brandon Graham, & Brady O’Dell. He also leaves behind his sister Lori (William) Lee, his brother in law’s Rennie (Barb) Dykens, Roger (Janet) Futko, and Paul (Kathy) Larsh, predeceased by his sister Colleen Futko, and brothers Jim and Brian Graham, and nephew Jimmy Graham. He leaves behind his nieces and nephews Stacy, Chris, Ben, Caitlin, Corey, Kenny, Elizabeth, Kendra, Marcus. Great nieces Emma, Lily & Charlotte. His cousins Rebecca McCarrell and Denise Thielens, & Linda (Brian) Evert. His great Aunt Winnie and Uncle Joe Ward, and family friend Lynn MacDonald, and numerous other cousin’s and loved ones. Special thanks to honorary daughter Stephanie (Rodney) Goodridge for helping with his care and being a huge support to the family during his final hours.
Don was a CNC operator for Sonoco Canada Corporation of which he retired back in 2012. To know Don is to love him, his family always came first. He would drop everything for his kids and grandkids and friends. He was always handy and had an outrageous dry sense of humour. Don leaves a legacy of hard work, dedication, strength, courage, and love. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him. There will be no funeral service, Don will be cremated, and a celebration of life will be held later.
The family would like to thank Dr. Elfinki and his team at the Windsor Cancer Clinic for doing everything they possibly could to kill cancer, to the VON staff and Bayshore PSW’s for their home care so that we could fulfil his wish of dying at home.