Donald Leonard Wight
1948 - 2023
Donald Leonard Wight
Service Information
Service Date
Monday November 13, 2023
Service Time
11 am
Service Location
Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home Chapel
Requested Charity
Parkinson Society Nova Scotia or Newfoundland and Labrador
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It is with profound sadness that the family of Don Wight announce his quiet passing on Friday, November 3, 2023 in the comfort of his home in Valley, formerly of Pasadena, NL. In recent years he faced with courage, strength and dignity the many challenges of living with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy Body Dementia.

Leaving to mourn with wonderful, loving memories are his wife of 52 years, Lena; daughter, Susan (David) Gosse; son, Sam (Claire) Wight; adored grandsons, Benjamin and Donald Davidson, Owen and Lorne Wight; siblings, Gerald (Jesse) Wight, Pasadena, NL, Maxine (David) Carter, Deer Lake, NL, Robert (Francine) Wight, Pasadena, NL, Myra (Jim) Floros, Scarbrough, ON, Linda Wight, Deer Lake, NL, Bonnie Raymond, Pasadena, NL; sisters-in-law, Betty Wight, Sandra Wight and Elizabeth Wight, all of Pasadena, NL; brother-in-law, Samuel Jr. (Doreen) Billard, Sunnyside, NL; sisters-in-law, Hilda (Kenneth) Rideout, Stephenville, NL, Margaret (Wayne) Butt, Stephenville, NL; as well as a large circle of  nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Don was predeceased by his parents, Harvey and Marigold (Ellsworth) Wight; brothers, Claude, Victor, Junior and Wayne; brothers-in-law, Ray Langdon and Jim Raymond; sister, Dinah Langdon; sister-in-law, Hattie (Tiff) Wight; father and mother-in-law, Samuel and Pearl Billard.

Don loved his family, friends and Newfoundland. During his teaching career he had a significant impact on his students and communities where he lived. He enjoyed sports, fishing, hunting, reading, solving Suduko, technology and listening to music, all which he enthusiastically shared with his grandsons. In later years, he loved spending time in Florida with his sister and brother-in-law, Myra and Jim.

A sincere thank you to Dr. A. Aleksis and Chantal Bishop (RN) of Truro Collaborative Practice, Carroll Eaket, Linda Swart and Shelley Brown of Today’s Nurse, the nursing staff of Victorian Order of Nurses and sister-in-law, Hilda Rideout for easing Don’s difficult journey with your compassionate exemplary care.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a Celebration of Don’s life will be held 11 a.m., Monday, November 13, 2023, Reverend April Hart officiating. Webcasting of the service will begin at 10:55 am. If so desired, donations in Don’s memory to Parkinson Society Nova Scotia or Newfoundland and Labrador are welcomed. Public messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Don’s obituary online and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Donald Leonard Wight