We extend our condolences to Marie and Daryl Lainson on the sudden passing of Marie’s father, Rev. Donald Gordon Hirtle, last Thursday, September 27, 2018. May God comfort the Lainson family as they mourn the loss of a cherished family member.

His obituary was as follows:

DONALD GORDON HIRTLE – Age 70, Berwick, Kings Co., passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at home. Born in Berwick, on March 29, 1948, he was a son of the late Everette L. and Mary I. (Carter) Hirtle. Donald was an avid collector and along with his wife had lived in Ontario after their marriage. He later had been employed at Larsen Packers Ltd., Berwick, for 11 years. Donald served for a total of 22 years in Christian ministry, graduating from Acadia Divinity College in 1999, and had pastored with a passion in various Baptist congregations in Nova Scotia. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Jean L. Best; daughter, Marie (Daryl) Lainson, Kitchener, Ont.; granddaughter, Hannah; sisters, Evelyn (Carl) Palmer, Nicholsville; Marianne (Bruce) Brydon, Black Rock; brothers, Francis (Sandra) Hirtle, Burlington; Brian (Glenda) Hirtle, Viewmount; sister-in-law, Phyllis Hirtle, Pinehurst; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers Everette Jr. and Robert Hirtle; niece, Faylene Palmer; great-nephew, Damon Woods. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will take at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, in Berwick Baptist Church, 265 Commercial St., Berwick. Rev. Leon Langille officiating, with interment in Burlington Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in his memory may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to Diabetes Canada. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street, toll free 1-855-825-3448.