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Dufour, Donald William

With strength & endurance, Don Dufour stubbornly relented & passed away with family by his side on August 22, 2023, at 76 years of age. Loving husband of 56 years to Carolyn (nee Jones). Dear father of Tim Dufour (Colleen), Tammy Dufour-Rickeard (Butch) and Tina Dufour-Ringler. Proud Papa of Candice, Dayne & Emma Dufour, Kason & Kohen Rickeard, Easton & Chase Ringler. Step-Papa of Chris (Kaitlyn) & Brett (Charlie) Maitre. Step Great-Papa of Jaxon, Wyatt, Zayden & Parker Maitre. Brother of the late Cecilia Edwards (late Gerry), late Shirley Houle (Charlie), late Larry Dufour (late Annette), Betty DeBlois (Bernard), late Joyce Deschamps (late Hector), Harvey Dufour (Linda), Garnet Dufour (Joyce) and the late Fred Dufour (Elaine). Brother-in-law of Larry Jones (Jo-Ann), Lonnie Jones (Shona), Philip Jones (Denise), Jean Voligny (Martial), JoAnne Shaw (Jim).

Don was a hardworking and proud self-employed contractor. He was a strong man with a big heart and a generous spirit who lived life to the fullest and loved to entertain family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place on Saturday, August 26th from 2-4 and 5- 7 p.m. at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex, followed by a celebration of life with an invitation to share memories at 7:00pm. Donations may be made to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Foundation or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. You may send your condolences online at