Donald Ritchie

Donald Carr Ritchie

Tuesday, June 11th, 1946 - Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
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After a 15-year battle with cancer, Don, in his 75th year, peacefully passed away at home in the arms of his loving wife and his family by his side. Loving husband to Joanne for 50 years. Devoted Dad to Chris (Jen) and Michael. Cherished Papa to Johnny, Connor and Lucas. Dear Brother to Keith. His loyal Berner Luna, will miss him dearly.

As he was able to enjoy retirement for 27 years, including over 12 years in his perfect lakeview home, Don’s passions included his love of History and Model Soldiers that led to travels around the world with Joanne and his family. He was always friendly, loving and humble with friends and family alike; always ready to strike up a chat or have a drink. Don was a proud member of the OMSS, OARS and Community Care Chemung.

The Ritchie family wish to extend a special thank you to Dr. Mallory, Dr. Hughes, the PRHC Palliative Care nurses and all Home Care Services and Agencies for your care and compassion. We would also like to thank everyone who supported Don along the way through his multiple battles with Cancer, as he is now able to eternally rest in peace.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the PRHC Cancer Care & Palliative Units and/or Community Care Chemung would be appreciated.

A celebration of life will be arranged at a later date due to COVID 19. Aquamation Arrangements entrusted to Ashburnham Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at
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Dee and Gary Freedman

Posted at 06:47pm
Dear Joanne and Family,
So terribly sorry to hear of Don's passing. We will miss him coming down the hill in his golf cart for a chat.
You are in our prayers and thoughts.
Dee and Gary Freedman

Paul & Peggy Corcelli

Posted at 01:52pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Denise Davidge

Posted at 11:36am
Don's strength, sense of humour and positive attitude fighting cancer over many years, left a permanent impact on me. Don's love and caring will remain in my heart and memory always. Thank you Don you certainly have earned your place in heaven and we all have experienced a great loss. David and I will remember you as a gracious host, humourous companion and a giving and generous person always ready to help others and lend a hand. I will miss your exciting go cart rides with our grandchildren to the beach! RIP dear friend.

Lloyd Miller

Posted at 09:27am
Joanne, so sorry for your loss. Don was a one of a kind person, who was always fun to be around. We have so many pleasant memories of the fun times we shared. From all the wonderful pictures you shared of family and activities that you shared it is evident that you have a lifetime of memories to sustain you. God bless and you have our thoughts and prayers.
Lloyd & Sonia

Raye Flatt

Posted at 03:57pm
So sorry for your loss JoAnne, losing your soulmate is so difficult.Try to concentrate only on all the wonderful times from your beautiful life together Stay strong and safe and lean on your family and friends.Prayers for you and your family , Raye F.

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