Donald Geoffrey Booth

 

October 21, 1980 – December 28, 2020

 

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Donny Booth. He will be greatly missed by his parents, Denny and Leslie; his grandparents, Roy and Helen Beenham; his brothers, Michael (Hilary) and David (Crystal); his nieces, Keelin, Danica and Tarryn; his nephew, Declan; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and a multitude of friends. 

 

Donny grew up in Winnipeg, graduating from Silver Heights Collegiate in 1998. He excelled at every sport that he pursued, from hockey to snowboarding, but his passions were snowmobiling and boating. He loved the lake; a love that began at the Booth cottage on West Hawk Lake and led to a career as a realtor and permanent residence at Lake of the Woods. 

 

Donny lived life on his terms; he decided early on what was important to him and put those things at the centre of his life. He possessed a genuine joy and love for those around him; his spirit was contagious and drew people to him. He truly loved his family and friends, making his nieces and nephew laugh, rippin’ in the Donzi, adventures with cousins, touring with friends on the lake in the Otter B, snowmobiling, fishing, Captain Morgan, having heart to heart chats, baseball, wakeboarding, lighting epic bonfires, and most of all, he loved life. 

 

Donny was one of a kind and will always have a special place in our hearts. One thing was certain, Donny always had your back. He will forever be our Captain and undisputed King of the Lake.

 

A celebration of Donny’s life will be held this summer. Donations in his honour can be made to Lake of the Woods Hospital Foundation, 21 Sylvan Street West, Kenora, Ontario,

P9N 3W7.

 

In his memory, take time to be kind, reach out to friends and family and smile.