In Loving Memory Of
Donald A. Fitzsimmons
1935 ~ 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Donald A. Fitzsimmons, 87, on Thursday, September 14th, 2023, at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton.

Born in Moncton, he was the son of the late George and the late Margaret Fitzsimmons (Morton).

Donald will be sadly missed by his surviving wife, Claudette; his daughter, Nancy (late Alvin) Murphy of Cornwall, PEI; his grandchildren: Shelly (Peter) Curley, Joshua (Susanne) Murphy, and Katie (Matt) Morriscey; as well as his great-grandchildren: Dylan, Mackenzie, Maria, and Theo.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Donald Thomas Fitzsimmons.

A luthier, Don was well known for his passion for guitar making. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting and flyfishing. A beloved Poppy and great-grandfather, he was very proud of all his children.

Visitations will be held at Passage (625 Mountain Road, Moncton) on Monday, September 18th, 2023, from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023, at Saint Augustine’s Catholic Church (113 Norwood Ave, Moncton) at 11:00am.

Donations in memory of Donald can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Ray of Hope Soup Kitchen.

The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at:
www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca

Arrangements under the professional care of
Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre

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21 comments

  1. Sorry tohear of Don,s passing ,a nice man wemet him at music many times ,may he rest in peace and condolences to Claudette and family and friends .

  2. A very special friend , he took great pride in every instrument he built , had many friends and customers in the music circles all through the Maritimes , the most important thing that Don and I shared , was how special his family was to him .

  3. Have known Don several years, a very knowledgeable man willing to share his expériences with you. May he rest in peace
    ….

  4. I’m really going to miss Don and his funny jokes. Their door was always open for me and we formed our own little community of helping each other out. He never complained about my loud music and encouragement me to “Crank it”, while joking with me he couldn’t hear a thing anyway. I couldn’t ask for better neighbors. My condolences go out to the family during this time.

  5. I’m really going to miss Don and his great sense of humor. When I asked him if my music was to loud and bothering him he encouraged me to “Crank It”, because he wasn’t able to hear anyway.

    He was a great neighbor and we formed our own little community of helping each other out. He let me join them for drives, we did errands together, and their door was always open for me and my dog Petrie. I’m really going to miss them.

    My condolences go out to their family. I’ll miss them too.

  6. Shelly,Peter, Mackenzie,Maria and the rest of the family. Sandra, the boys and I all send our condolences on the loss of your grandfather/ great grandfather. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. So sad for you Nancy,You we’re a wonderful daughter to him,so kind and caring,Thinking of you in the next few days🎶🙏🙏

  8. So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, Nancy. We’ll be keeping you and your family in our prayers.
    Claude and Julia Parent

  9. Nancy
    I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers🙏
    May your faith give you strength and your memories give you comfort.
    Pass on my condolences to all your family. Hugs

  10. To Nancy and family,
    So sorry to hear of your dad’s and grandfather’s passing.
    Thinking of you all at this difficult time, and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sending much love and a big hug your way.
    Alice Young.

  11. Claudette, Nancy and family
    We are so sorry to hear about Don’s passing. It was such a shock to see. We still remember all
    the great times we had when we used to spend vacation time with your whole family on the
    island. We are sending our love and prayers to you.

  12. Claudette, Nancy and family
    We are so sorry to hear about Don’s passing. It was such a shock to see. We still remember all
    the great times we had with the whole family when we would spend vacation time on the
    island. We are sending our love and prayers your way.

  13. Dear Claudette, Nancy and family

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Don’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to all af you during this difficult time.. Prayers and love sent your way RIP Don

  14. We wish to express our sincere sympathy on the loss of a loving Husband , Father , G-Father ,both Frances & I worked with Don at Canada Packers in Ch,town , P.E.I. Don was a good worker and a Friend as well May the many memories help you during the Grieving process.

  15. So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a special man and a dear friend of my Dad’s (who also passed away September 14th,2022). Don was a great comedian, always had a joke for you, and a great luthier and guitar builder,
    I own 2 of his masterpieces, the last full build Don did was a guitar i commissioned him to build, Don and my dad spent hours together on this guitar, it will forever remind me of them both. They are now both in heaven with Jaimie Colpitts playing guitar and talking shop.
    My condolences go out to the family during this tough time.

  16. Dear Nancy,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your Mom, as well as to Shelly, Josh and Katie and their families on the passing of your loved one.
    Your many trips over the bridge to Moncton these past few years spoke loudly of the care and devotion you had for your Dad and of course, your Mom. We hope the love that you shared will be a small consolation to you during this time. Lots of love and prayers, Marion and Doug Clorey

  17. Claudette, Nancy and all the family. We are very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. May you all hold tightly to your happy memories.

  18. Sending off my deepest condolences to the entire family – I’m so sorry for the loss.
    I was shocked when I heard this news, Nancy & the rest of the family try to be strong – Sending Prayers to all of you xo

  19. To the Fitzsimmons Family

    So sorry to learn about Don’s passing. I have only Don for the pass few years but in that short time I learned that Don was a gentlemen and very kind person. He repaired my guitar several times and found him very friendly and a great person. I would have liked to have gone to Don’s funeral but we were out the province and just got home today. My deepest condolences to Don’s family

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