Donald “Dunc” Schives

A photo of Donald “Dunc” Schives



Donald “Dunc” Schives passed away peacefully at the Blenheim Community Village on Thursday September 17, 2020 at the age of 91 years.  Born in Tilbury East, Dunc was one of six children born to the late Helen & Andrew Schives.  He was the last surviving member of that family having been predeceased by his sisters Dorothy Lecocq and Marva Dierckens and by his brothers Jim, Allan and Blake.

One day Dunc met a young lady named Anna Coulter and on January 30, 1954 they married and began a lifetime together that would span over 66 years.  They raised four children; Diane Schives (Brian Holdaway), Randy & Veronica Schives, Mark & Dawn Schives and Barry Schives.  They were also the proud grandparents of 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Dunc will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Dunc and Anna farmed for many years in Merlin.  He also worked for the Department of Highways.  After his retirement he and Anna travelled from the east coast of Canada to the west, took an Alaskan cruise and enjoyed drives in the country.

Family was Dunc’s greatest joy in life.  On Saturday they will gather to remember him privately at a service conducted by Pastor Eric Skillings.  Interment will take place in Stewart Cemetery, Merlin.  Friends wishing to remember Dunc with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Diabetes Association, the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.

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To the whole Schives family we are thinking of you during this difficult time. Our deepest Sympathy. Sandra & Dale Kent

Rip buddy I enjoyed taking care of u at bcv loved when u smiled and laughed. Condolence to the family dunc will be missed. Psw lesli

Our deepest sympathies from wes/cindy girard

Randy and Veronica and the Schives Family, Sending you our sympathies. Reg and Luisa L'Ecuyer

Mark, Dawn and family, Our sympathy on the loss of your father. Paul & Amber Hoy

Sorry for your loss Schives family. Great memories playing cards with Dunc. RIP

So sorry for your loss. Heartfelt condolences go out to each of you at this difficult time. May Donald rest in peace.

Anna and so sad to hear about Dunc! Please know that our thoughts are with you at this sad time!

Again, our condolences to Anna, Mark, Dawn, boys and to the families of Diane, Randy, and Barry. Your day was a lovely, gentle man.

Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing Mark. Hope you have lots of opportunities to share your good memories often. Garry & Elaine Warriner

Mark, Dawn and family, I was so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Thinking of you at this sad time. Carol Boylan

He was a Great Man and a Great Friend and always had that GREAT SMILE He will be misses Our condolences to all the Shives

Andrew & I are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that Barry, Mark, Dawn and family that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all of you.

To the Schives family, We were very sorry to here about your father. We remember first meeting your mom and dad at the arena where they watched numerous grandchildrens hockey games over the years. They really supported and enjoyed the various teams efforts and always seemed to look forward to the next game. Sue nad Henry Wiebenga

So to hear of Dunc's passing. Thoughts and prayers for you family.

Dear Anna and family - So sorry for your loss. Dunc was such a great guy! Love, Velma

So sorry for all of you. He will be forever in your hearts.

Sad farewell to the greatest neighbour anyone could ask for. You will be missed. Rest in peace Dunc.

Sorry for your loss

My thoughts and prayers go out to Veronica and Randy and the entire Schives family. He was one of the nicest men I have ever known. Annette Chretien (Sauve)

So sorry for your loss. Sending love and light to all during this difficult time.

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Kevin and Sandra Conner

Sorry to hear of your loss . Our rhoughts and prayers are with you . We'll never forget him. Jack Scoyne and Frances O'Brien.

My condolences to the family. I had the great pleasure of working with Dunc at the hwys. He was a great teacher and a kind man. One of the very best.

My condolences to the family. I had the great pleasure of working with Dunc at the hwys. He was a great teacher and a kind man. One of the very best.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Linda/Mike Lanz