Loving husband, father, brother, son and friend Don passed away peacefully to be with his Heavenly Father at the age of 54 years. He is survived by his wife Grace and his children Kristina and Brian. His mother, Elizabeth Huisman and his siblings, Randy Huisman, Adriana (Terry) Harris, Terry (Sue) Huisman, Orvy (Cornelia) Huisman, Theo (Loralee) Huisman, Annette (Steve) Smith, Rick (Arlene) Huisman. His mother-in-law Nel Poelman, sisters-in-law; Audrey (Ralph) VanderSchaaf and Shirley Poelman and brother-in-law Gerald (Shannon) Poelman and numerous nieces and nephews. Donald was predeceased by his father Ralph Huisman, father-in-law Jannes Poelman and brother-in-law John Poelman. Don started his farming career at an early age on the family dairy farm in Smithers, BC. In 1990 he established his own dairy farm in Gleichen, AB. In 1997 he moved to the Barrhead area and started a cow-calf operation. He had a good eye for cattle and enjoyed watching the genetic progress of his herd. Don enjoyed working with young people and was a project leader in the local 4-H Club and also worked as an AWANA leader for several years. A Celebration of his life will take place Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Bethel Pentecostal Church in Barrhead. The family would like to thank the staff of the Barrhead Healthcare Centre for taking care of Don these past four months. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the 4-H Foundation of Alberta RR1 Westerose, AB T0C 2V0 or the charity of one's choice. Rose Garden Chapel, Barrhead, AB, 780 674-4644.
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