Mr. Donald Innocent of Stettler, Alberta passed away at home in his sleep on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Donald was born August 21, 1927 in Stettler, the youngest of nine children of Jack and Florence Innocent. Donald was raised in the Big Valley area on the family farm. He farmed with his dad and brother John on the homestead until his dad retired and then he continued to farm with his older brother John until moving onto his own farm. Don went on to spend over 60 years farming in the region. In 1964, Don met the love of his life and long-time companion, Rose in Calgary, Alberta. The couple were married on June 21, 1965 in Kitimat, BC. Don and his new family moved to Don’s farm north-east of Big Valley. In 1987, Don and Rose retired and moved into Stettler but his heart was always still on the farm. Don was preceded by his loving wife Rose on May 21, 2008. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at the Stettler United Church on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. John Crowdis officiating. A loving tribute was presented by granddaughter Heidi McMann. Don will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife Rose following the service in the Delia Cemetery. Donald is survived by his two daughters, Shirley Denzler and her husband Gordon of Delia Alberta, Linda Greig and her husband Rick of Blind Bay B.C., four grandchildren, Kent Greig, Don Greig, Heidi McMann (John), Darren Denzler (Krystal) and five great grandchildren, Karissa Greig, Spencer Greig, Logan Denzler, Chloe Greig and Bo Denzler. Don touched the lives of many people with his contagious smile and laughter, and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Don, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403.742.3315 Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at

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