Passing of long-time Ch’town curler and drawmaster Don Wonnacott at age 97

The death occurred peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 of Don Ashley Wonnacott of Charlottetown, age 97 years. Devoted husband of Florence (nee MacLean), loving father of Mary (Harvey) Chandler, Jean Peterson, Bradford (Bonnie Flavell), Bruce (Kyle Chan), Ann (John) FitzGerald and Carl. Grampie Don to Jordan, Christie (Ryan), John, William (Jacquelyn), Courtney, Brodie (Kayla), James, Benjamin, Taylor (Mark), Abby (Spencer), Emily (Jonathan), Morgan (Luke), and Matthew. Great-Grampie Don to Harvey, Eloise, Henry, Coraline, Annika and Isla. Survived by sister-in-law Lois Norton and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Hilda (LePage) Wonnacott, parents-in-law Bruce and Mary Ellen (MacEachern) MacLean, daughter Carol McQuillan, brother Earl (Eunice) Wonnacott, sister-in-law Jean (Philip) Parry and brother-in-law Fred Norton.

Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. Funeral Sunday from Trinity United Church at 1:30 p.m. Interment in New Dominion Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to Trinity United Church or the Autism Society of PEI would be appreciated. Visiting hours Friday from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Online condolences may be made at

From Memories of Charlottetown Curling Club Facebook Group, posted by Craig Mackie:

The Charlottetown Patriot newspaper from December 23, 1994. Members of the CCC are celebrating Don Wonnacott’s 70th birthday, which was on December 21st. This contribution comes via John Likely from Don’s daughter Ann.

Here is another photo from Ann Wonnacott. L-R: Gordon Stewart, Jim Cameron, Don Wonnacott, Bob LeClair. Classic straw brooms that took much physical effort.

Posted by Gloria Large:

“Don Wonnacott, 96 years young…always the shirt and tie…”

Saturday trivia at The Factory with Don Wonnacott, 89 on the 22nd of December, 2013

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