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.