Obituary of FAICHNEY, Donald Alexander

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Faichney, Donald Alexander aka "The Kiltmeister" passed peacefully at his home in Port Hope on Friday March 13, 2015 at the age of 82. We shared our love, laughter, tears and music to help him on his way.

He was a very loving husband and best friend to his wife Vera nee:McKay. for 39 years.

Although Don was an only child, he ended up having a large family consisting of his children Craig, Keith, Alexandra and James along with his stepchildren Gayle, Lynne, David and Dawn.

Don was also proud grandparent to Robert, Douglas, Kelly, Liza, Alison, Colin, Michael, Katie, Madeleine, Alexander, Christina, and Ryan.

Also a Great Grandpa to Brooke, Emily, Luca, Audrey & Taylor. He will be sadly missed by us all.

Along his path as a proud Ambassador of the BMWMOA he was grateful for the many friendships he made.

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Condolences can be sent to In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation.


Vera - our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Don will be remembered fondly by so many people ... he will be missed!

Robert and Cheryl Gzik

Vera & Family; Please accept our deepest sympathies on your loss of Don. He will be remembered forever in our hearts, our thoughts are with you and your family. The extended BMW family Don has is in mourning. Darryl & Terry Cainey BMW MOA Ambassadors Niagara BMW Riders

Darryl & Terry Cainey

I've never got to meet Don, but I would have liked to have. Anyone that has a BMW roundel in his obituary, must feel that the MOA is extended family. Thankyou for considering, me someone you've never met as part of that family. My sincerest condolences to Don's wife in her loss.

Rangerreece MOA #143779

My sincere condolences to Don's family and all his friends. Don was a special friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

sgtbill - BMWMOA #31576

Julie and I became good friends with Don in 2002 prior to the rally in Trenton. It was always great sharing time with him at the National Rally, Board meetings, and the Finger Lakes Rally. We even got to review some potential rally sites together. Don is a dear friend we will miss but think of often.

Julie and Chuck Manley

Met him at the West Bend BMW Rally. Didn't know what to make of a guy in a skirt, but his friendly nature immediately disarms you and you end up glad you met him. RIP (Ride in Peace)!

Kevin Greenwald

Don is among the finest people I've ever met, he mentored me and we became dear friends. We share the same birthday and many other things in common beyond our mutual love of motorcycles. Don touched the lives of thousands of people and was welcomed with open arms everywhere. May the road rise to meet you laddie!

Ian Schmeisser

As Ian said, Don was one of the best. A fine man, a loving husband and family man, and a wonderful companion at BMW motorcycle rallies. His voice and his clothing choices were distinctive, and his friendship was extraordinary. One of the great ones has passed...

Steve Anderson

I'm proud to have called Kilty a friend. We met about 20 years ago, and ran into each other at various BMW events. I was lucky enough to meet Vera when my wife and I were touring Canada and had dinner with Don and Vera. My condolences to all of his family, and especially to Vera. Yours was and is a loving marriage.

Don Eilenberger

Vera and Family, We are vey sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a great friend. Mary and I enjoyed your visits in our home. We will miss him greatly, Our love to you and the family. Dave and Mary Swisher

Dave and Mary Swisher

So sorry for the Faichney families tremendous loss. Don will be greatly missed by many far and wide. He will never be forgotten by the many lives he touched through his unbridled enthusiasm and lust for life. Ride safely on Kilty!

Steve Brooke and Shirley Hackman

Bryan Thiessen

Our hearts go out to you for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Kilty holds a special place in our hearts. The MOA Ambassadors are going to set-up something special within the MOA to remember "The Kiltmeister."

Deb Lower & Stan Herman

Kilty was a special guy. His BMW family will miss him. Condolences to Vera and the rest of his family.

Karol Patzer

Dear Vera: We are very sorry to hear of Don's passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Richard & Jeannette Jollimore

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North; Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, The hills of the Highlands forever I love. Robert Burns, 1789 "Farewell to the Highlands"

Tom Harbrecht

My condolences to Don's family. He will be missed dearly.

Bill Houghton

Sorry on your loss .. Met the Meister BMW rallies.. A good man...

Pat from jersey

My condolences to the Faichnay family on Dons passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Don enjoyed his travels to Nova Scotias highland heart Antigonish my hometown.

Bernie Falkenham MOA Ambassador

Dear Vera and Family: So very sorry to hear of Dons passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your loved ones.

John and Helen Faichney

Don will be very deeply missed. Our hearts go out to Vera and his family.

Carl and Kathy Braun

Steve & Leith Rigby

What a Great Guy! He will be miss!

Michiael" Roc-Roc" Shannon

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I will miss him at our BMW rallies. He was a wonderful and comforting constant to see at any new to me spot that we all gathered. Thank you Don for being there.

Sue Herring

Dear sister Vera,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. We will always think of Don as a happy ,smiling man loving and caring for his family.

Gord and Bernice

So sorry to read of Don's passing on Friday. Roly enjoyed their friendship over the years and their last telephone call when Roly was in hospital. My sympathy to you, Vera, and the rest of the family.

Janet Moyser

My dear Vera and Family: I am deeply sorry for the loss of your dear Don and what a very special and kind man he was Vera. I know your wonderful large family and friends will all be there to share your, and their grief. I hope those precious memories will help you all through these days. Bless you Vera - I am thinking of you and wish we were nearer. Much love, Cousin Donna

Donna McKay Mills

On behalf of all his friends from the BMW Motorcycle Club of Ontario. Don will be missed at our events and meetings, but never forgotten. He has left us with many fond memories.


Thanks for being my friend. I shall miss & remember you fondly, So will many others. Losing friends is worst thing about getting old. Miss you. Wayne

Wayne Lifsey, BMWMOA Ambassador (Ga.)

Gord and Bernice Parish

I met Don at a BMWBMW Square Route Rally about 18 years ago. Just an outstanding person who bacame a good friend via the internet IBMWRiders group and the Covert group. We all miss him and wish Vera well at this time. g barton in Washington DC

Gerry Barton



Don will be remembered by so many.always later,Don BobnAnnanorlando

Bob Miller

Don, LorraineStephanie and Families

we are so sorry to hear of your loss Vera, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.we will miss visiting with Don. from all of us at xtreme motorsports

sheila turner

Dear Vera... My condolences for the loss of your Husband..... I'm sure I hve met you t the various BMW events over the years...I have good memories of Don's sense of humour and outlook on life...and his relentless volunteering efforts over the years...he will be missed... Ride in Peace, "Kilty"....

Charles Fider

We will miss you. You were a good and long time friend. You will be cruising on clouds now.

Greg and Jackie Brown