Donald Lawrence Sabean

Passed 06/24/2020

Obituary for Donald Lawrence Sabean

SABEAN, Donald Lawrence

Age 55, of Dartmouth, NS, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2020.

Born in Digby, NS, Don grew up in Humber Park outside of Dartmouth, and spent many of his summers and weekends in Five Islands, NS. He had many hobbies and passions which are out-numbered only by the number of friends he made along the way.

Don was in the last graduating class of Gordon Bell Senior High School, and went on to complete programs in Electronics and Information Technology at the former Nova Scotia Institute of Technology and Atlantic Computer Institute. Don started his career as a Systems Analyst with the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board then continued his IT career path with the Federal Government.

Don is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife of 27 years, Ellen (Hubley) and his adventurous daughters, Ainslie (Patrick Neufeld) of Calgary, and Emily Dawn of Dartmouth. He is also survived by his mother, Marilyn (Five Islands), his brother Doug (Sandra), Dartmouth, his sister Tracy (Craig Wright), Lake Echo and several nieces and nephews, his new great nephew, Sisters-in-law Laura Hubley and Peggy Hubley (Tom Jamin), and Brothers-in-law Charlie Hubley (Becky), and Matthew Hubley (Jane) and Step-mother-in-law Nancy Hubley. Don will also be dearly missed by his dog, Harley,

Don was pre-deceased by his father, Wendall, and his Father-in-law, Sidney Hubley.

A good supper and dessert will never be the same without Don’s “hmmm” of approval.

We would like to express our thanks to Dr. Snow and Jessica, Dr. MacNeil, the many VON nurses and the staff on 7a, Palliative Care at the VG Hospital for their care and compassion.

In keeping with Don's wishes, there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place and a family burial will be held at a later date. Donations in Don’s memory can be made to the SPCA.

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I remember Don providing excellent IT support and instruction to me at East Hants schools and he also looked after my summer landscaping in Enfield for a few years. He was such a kind and humorous man who was very proud of his family. I am very sad to learn of his death and want to send my most sincere condolences to everyone in his family.
- Brenda Taylor
To Ellen and the girls, my prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sadness and loss. While Don is no longer with us he is at peace and you will in time with the love of friends and family move from sorrow to a place of harmony with fond memories of Don to bring joy to your hearts.For my part I will remember Don as my best friend in school, team mate in various sports, fierce adversary on the badminton and tennis courts, a lover of my famous mashed potatoes and a connoisseur of fine craft ale. I will miss him immeasurably.
- Rob Hubley
I was on Training with Don some years back in Dartmouth, guy!
- Paul Neary
I'm so sorry to hear of Don's passing. I was a co worker of his for some time and enjoyed our conversations. He was a wonderful man and will be missed.
- Todd Pellerine
Marilyn and Ellen. We were saddened by the news of the death of you son/ husband. Knowing the Sabean's in Florida, you will be surrounded with support. Charlie and I wish you strength as you manage the grief and sadness of Dons passing. Our sincere condolences.
- Mary Griffiths
Dear Ellen, Ainslie and Emily, So very sorry and saddened to hear of Don's passing. It seems not long ago I was chatting with him while shopping and he was asking about the jams in Enfield, as he always did. Gerald certainly enjoyed his being there and joining in with the music. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad and difficult time. With sincere sympathy, Connie and Gerald Parker
- Connie Parker
I was very sorry to hear of Don's passing. We worked together virtually for several years, and shared our love for the Bruins, so we clicked right away. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
- Judy Mitton
Don was a co-worker for many years. I admired his courage and determination to continue to live after the terrible bike accident. He was an inspiration for all of us in our IT section. So sorry for his loss. Sincere condolences to family and friends.
- Mike Poirier
Ellen and family, I was so very sorry to learn that Don has passed away. I enjoyed his quiet, dry sense of humor while working with Don at Riverside Edication Center. Please know that I am thinking of you at this difficult time. Heather Douglas
- Heather Douglas
Dear Ellen, Ainsley & Emily, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Don's passing, I worked with Don for many years at Riverside when he was the school's Technician. Thinking of all of you at this sad and difficult time. Deepest Sympathy.
- Michelle Bailey
Dear Ellen, Ainslie, and Emily We were saddened to hear of Don's passing. We worked with Don when he was with Chignecto-Central School board. Don was a valued colleague and friend. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Peter & Almeda De Amicis
- Peter De Amicis
Ellen, Ainsley and Emily: I am so sorry to hear this news. I worked with Don at Riverside for a number of years and were even bowling buddies at the Saturday night league in Elmsdale. I thoroughly missed our discussions (ie. arguments) after he moved on to other opportunities. I wish you all great peace as you journey through this dark time. Many blessings -- Kerry Parsons
- Kerry Parsons
Oh Ellen, I'm so sad to hear this news. You had both been through so much. My sincere condolences. You, and your daughters are in my thoughts. Take good care.
- Ann Marie Duggan
Sad indeed to read of Don's passing. Played many games of hockey and racquetball over the years. Praying God's peace and comfort during this difficult time.
- George Diamond
Ellen and family - Was so sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking about you, as I often have and hope that good memories will bring smiles to the hearts of you and your girls. Here for you any time.
- Carol Ramsay
Dear Ellen, So sorry to learn of this sad news. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Take care!
- Gerry Boulos
Sending you love and prayers. Remembering all the great meals shared with you and Don. Hugs to you and the girls.
- Karen Hughes
Ellen, Ainsley and Emily Jim and I were saddened to learn of Don's passing. We Have many fond memories of the time spent at Hidden Hilltop. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all Jim and Trish Yorke
- Patricia Yorke
Marilyn, Ellen and family. Heartbreaking news. Sending our prayers and deepest sympathies to you all. From Jim and Sandra Graham.
- Sandra Graham
So sorry to read of Don's passing in today's paper. I was a teacher at Riverside Education Centre when he worked there. My sincere condolences to you and the girls.
- Sheila Robinson
Very sad to hear of Don's passing. I worked with him for a number of years and the days were always brighter with his good humour and laughter. Wishing you all, the love and strength you need to get you through. - Glenn Curtis and family
- Glenn Curtis
Very sad to hear this news of Donald's passing. I have many fond memories of growing up with Donald when we lived in Humber Park together. Playing ball, road hockey, and specifically tennis. I thought I was pretty good at tennis until Donald and I played a match. He had a serve that was pro fast and I literally had to stand ten feet behind the the court line in order to make any attempt to return the serve, if I could see it! We had many matches and I will always appreciate the many good times I had with Donald, truely a great guy. To Donald's family, please accept my sincere condolences.
- Darren Verrier
Saddened to hear of Don's passing. Remembering many games of hockey and softball we played. Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.
- Grant MacLean
Many a weekend, memories and laughs were shared with the HH family in Is breaking for you and the girls, gone far too soon! Let the happy times ride you thru the sad days .... Love always Tracy, Brandon, & Nik
- Tracy Dort
Dear Ellen,sorry to hear about your loss of Don.Sending you my sincerest condolences to you and family.Takecare.Hugs and
- Diane Lundie
Dear Ellen and family ,I was so very sorry to learn of your loss. May the wonderful memories that you cherish help comfort you during this difficult time .You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending my love and hugs .Take Care
- Bernice Landry
Ellen and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all.
- Liz Stewart

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