Donald Edmund Zinck passed away surrounded by the love of his wife and family, following a battle with lung cancer. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Donald and Margaret (Fader) Zinck.
Donnie was a quiet, gentle and humble man, but who spoke words of wisdom to many, brief and certainly to the point! A proud, hard-working owner/operator of Zinck's Transport/Taxi, he was the mechanic who mended the vehicles.He was a proud 42 year member of A. A. He was not a traveller but his best trip of all was to Disney World with his grandkids. In retirement he liked to grow a vegetable garden, loved working outdoors, fishing, boating and, in winter, he would turn his hand to woodworking, and made many cool things, always with his black lab by his side. He was a collector of antiques, Norman Rockwell plates and oddities! He saved most things with the idea; "that will come in handy someday". He loved his Saturday night suppers and card games with Greta and Archie. He truly loved his "lazy man's family", as he put it, the best Papa of all time to his daughters and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret (White), to whom he was "the best man ever" and, most of all, her best friend and so very much loved forever, daughters Cathy, Jacqueline (Gary) and Laura Lee; grandchildren Patrick (Roxane), Kathryn and Caitlyn (Dakota); great-grandson Xavier, "Special" granddaughter Ruthie; brother, David (Peggy) and their children, Natasha, Leanne and Devin; sister Ann (Tony) Steiert, B.C. and nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brother Gordon and nephew Christopher.
Special thanks to Dr. Emily Rice, Dr. Jane Anne Howard, Shelly Robertson and the "Special Angels" of the Palliative Care Unit at St. Martha's Hospital.
A private family visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Funeral mass 11 am Wednesday in St. Ninian Cathedral. Burial at a later date. Covid-19 protocols will be in place with a maximum capacity of 50 in the church. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to the H.O.W. Club, Antigonish.