It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald M. Hadden on October 31, 2019. Don was born in Nipawin on April 15, 1936 to Louise & Andrew Hadden.
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He grew up in in Garrick, joined the army in 1954, serving for 3 years. Then joining the Saskatchewan smoke jumpers in 1957-1966 achieving 100 jumps. From there he worked for the Government of Saskatchewan in the repair department from 1966-1972. In 1975 he became one of the first bird dog officers (Air Attack Officer for forest fires) until his retirement in 1993. He came out of retirement to work with the Yukon government & Northwest territories fighting forest fires as an air attack officer from 1994-1997, then he really retired.
Don will be missed by his children: Simone (Donald Rennie), Christine (Rob Balicki) and Curtis Hadden; his grandchildren: Robin (Colin Fraser), Brandy Perry, Andy Nemo Winder, Zyenna Rain Hadden; and his great grandchildren: Jayde, Zoey, Drake, Cohen, Claire & Addison.
Don was pre deceased by his wife of 52 years: Mary Ann; his parents; parents in law; sisters: Kay & Dorothy; brothers in law; and various nieces and nephews.
At Don’s request he was cremated, the funeral service will be held on Friday November 8th at MacKenzie Funeral Chapel at 2:00pm in Prince Albert, SK. Arrangements in care of MacKenzie Chapel & Crematorium Brian and Bev Stobbs, Renée Phaneuf - Funeral Directors. www.MacKenzieChapel.ca . 306.763.8488.