Don Lesmister

Obituary of Don Lesmister


October 20, 1945 - Taber, Alberta

September 9, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


Donald “Don” Dale Lesmister, beloved husband of Myrna Coleman of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2022 at the age of 76 years.


Don was born in Taber, Alberta on October 20, 1945. He moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1955.


Don accomplished much through his life and was particularly proud of his love of vehicles and the love of his family. He spent a lot of time working on his vehicles and enjoyed being behind the wheel of his gravel trucks. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his sons, grandkids and his wife. He enjoyed watching the Calgary Flames and Calgary Stampeders. He was an avid fan of both sports and would eat banana splits as he watched the games. You could always find him adventuring around the neighbourhood of Montgomery. Don enjoyed eating a donair, with a coffee and crossword puzzles.


Don’s favourite saying is, “Shiny side up, greasy side down.” He will be most remembered for his sense of humour, his willingness to help others and his knowledge and passion for vehicles.


He is survived by his wife Myrna Coleman; his two sons, Terry Lesmister (Janet Baker) and Chris Lesmister (Helean Coughlan); six grandchildren, Derek Lesmister, Tyler Bradley, Victoria Bradley, Reegen Lesmister, Avery Lesmister, and Braden Lesmister; two step-daughters, Raelynn King and Michelle Bradley; and one step-son Craig Coleman; step-granddaughter Christy Schueller; former spouse Dian Rankin as well as numerous nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his dog Lexi.


Don was predeceased by his father Tony Lesmister and mother Martha Lesmister (nee Zuehlke); his sister Karen Anderson (nee Lesmister) and her husband Ray Anderson; granddaughter Jessica Dawn Bradley; and step-son Marvin Bradley.


Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis & Holloway (Heritage, 1708, 16th Avenue N, across from the North Hill Shopping Centre, Calgary, AB). The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life at a later date.


Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Donald Lesmister, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Heritage, 1708 – 16th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 0L7, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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