Don born January 3, 1932 died peacefully October 17, 2018, surrounded by his family.
Don is survived by Martha (Schmidt), his wife of over 62 years; his children Murray (Ann), Lorna (Michael), Bruce (Kate) and grandchildren Ethan Laverty; Nigel (Lindsay), Davis, and Chandler Proch.
Don lived with love, gratitude and hope. He was blessed in life shared with extended family, friends, good neighbours and work colleagues.
Don received his Master’s in Soil Science from the U of A in 1961, and made a career with the Alberta Department of Agriculture for over 25 years. After Don retired, he and Martha developed a small agricultural business, Star Quality Samplers, that manufactured and distributed soil and feed testing equipment. Don was gifted, compassionate and generous, a thoughtful leader, and was privileged for opportunities to serve through the Church and Community.
A Celebration of Don’s life will be held at Edmonton Moravian Church, 9540 – 83 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta on Friday, November 23 at 1:30pm.
In remembrance of Don, donations can be made to a charity of choice or to the Edmonton Community Foundation’s “Don and Martha Laverty Fund” which provides program and core funding to organizations serving people living in difficult situations of poverty and distress in the Edmonton area.
9910 103 St NW Edmonton, AB T5K 2V7