Don McInnes passed away peacefully with his family at his side on January 27th, 2024 at the West Parry Sound Health Center. Beloved husband of Theresa for over fifty years. Don was a proud member of the OPP, serving at both Parry Sound and Sebringville detachments before retiring as Staff Sergeant from the Exeter detachment.

Don was one of those exceptionally rare people whose selflessness helped us all see the world in a better way. He was unfailingly kind, and taught us how important it is to listen to a friend, play catch with a child, and make sure everyone always has a safe ride home.

“Pa” is forever loved and remembered by his family: Brian, Christie, Tony, Eva, and Lili. Lovingly remembered by his brother Bob and family. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at a later time.

Donations in his honour may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.


Dear Theresa
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was always so kind and thoughtful. My condolences to you and your family.

-Elsie Gardner

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on Don’s passing. Hug's to you Theresa, and your family.


It is with great sadness that I learned of Don's passing. My sincere condolences to the extended McInnes/Pegahmagabow families. Don was a great person and I remember him well from when he worked with my late husband Lloyd Ashbee in Parry Sound. RIP Don.

-Bonnie Ashbee

Theresa, Brian, Christie and family,
I was saddened to learn of Don’s passing. You have many amazing memories to remember him by. He played a major role in helping my mother set up a very memorable, and embarrassing, 30th birthday “present” for me. I will remember him fondly.

-Wayne Burke

Don was a wonderful Man. A true professional and loving human being. He was and shall ever be our friend my mentor and backup. To the family we shall cherish and honor Dons memory. He has an incredible legacy. God bless all of you. Have a joke ready for me Don when we meet again. 🙏

-Rick & Barb Turnbull

Sincere condolences to Theresa and family. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

-Cheryle Partridge

We are sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a great man. He and I graduated from Police College at the same time. Please accept our condolences. Praying for the family.

-Gord and Irva Stewart

Theresa and family. Don was such a professional and personable police officer. His love of family and the community he served was always evident. I felt privileged to consider him as a friend. Condolences to your family.

-Jack Harkness

Theresa and family - I will always remember Don as the best male volunteer we had at the Friendship Centre - close with Manley! He wholeheartedly put himself into all tasks until they were all done. I loved it when I knew he would be working with us because he made the environment so warm with his kind and willing ways. I’m sure he was this way in all that he did for his family and community. He was deeply loved and will be remembered for his good ways. It was an honour to work with Don. In sincere condolences, Mados and Alex Zyganiuk

-Doris Potts-Zyganiuk

McGinnis and Pegahmagabow families, Condolences, comfort, light and love, many hugs to all. Vera and family

-Vera Pawis Tabobondung

So sorry to hear this sad news. Praying for you and your family Theresa. We have fond memories of such nice chats Don. He was always so friendly.

-Rose and D'Arcy Bailey

Our deepest sympathies Theresa and family. Don's personal encounters seemed to leave a lot of people with smiles and light hearts. We'll miss that.

-Vince and Anita Chechock

Hi Theresa. My condolences on Don’s passing. He was a great person and a great police officer. We had a lots of laughs back in the good ole days.

-Malcolm Mac Donald

So sorry to hear about Don's passing. His whit and conversation is something I will remember him for always. My condolences to the entire family.

-kevin baker

Dear Theresa, Brian, Christie and family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on Don's passing. We will miss his friendship, but fondly remember all the wonderful times we spent together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Roger and Cathy Park

-Roger and Cathy Park

Dear Teresa and family, I was very sorry to hear of Don's passing, my sincere condolences to you all. May your loving memories give you comfort at this difficult time♥️

-Roxann Meldrum

Theresa and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was such a nice guy. Maybe he and John are chatting again. Big hugs.

-Gail Payne

Very saddened to learn of Don's passing. A wonderful friend with a joke to pass on and make me laugh. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.

-Sandra Tyler

Dear Theresa, Brian, and Christie,
I am very sad to hear about Don's passing. I was very touched when you introduced me to him at the National Gallery in Ottawa when he came to see Brian's performance. I remember his handshake well and the kindness that he expressed, even in that brief interaction. Sending our very best wishes and condolences to your family.
Tim and Vilupti Corlis

-Timothy and Vilupti Corlis

Enjoyed working with Don in Exeter and being a neighbour to Theresa, Don and family. Rest in peace

-Joan Kennedy Fisher