SHEARER, Donald (Don) Ian

Born on May 31, 1951. Passed away December 16, 2020.

Passed away peacefully at home. Much loved and loving husband of Diane. “Time passes in the blink of an eye, and now the time has come to say goodbye.” 46 years of memories are mine to keep, but know that all my love goes with you, until we are together again.

Loved father and father-in-law of Sonia and Adrian, Larnica and Shayne. Adored Poppy Dons of Izobel, Chad, Ava, and Caleb. You made us laugh and recently when we realised we were losing you, you made us cry. Always proud of our achievements, sharing in our disappointments. We have been truly blessed to have you as our Dad and Pop. We love you, we will miss you. Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts.

Beloved son of the late Rufus (Dick) and Myrtle Shearer. Loved brother and brother-in-law of William “Binky” (dec.), Max and Helen (dec.) and Eileen, James and Carol, Noel (dec.), Terry and Wendy. Loved and respected uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Re-united with those he loved.

Loved brother and brother-in-law of Max, Eileen and their family. Loving memories.

Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Terry and Wendy, uncle of Cara, and Brodie, and friend to James. Close to our hearts you will always stay loved and remembered every day. Will be sadly missed.

Beloved uncle of Anthony and Michele, Debbie and Moose, and their children. We are going to miss you so much Uncle Dons, especially your silly jokes. We hope your toothpick supply in Heaven is endless. Love you very much. Rest in peace.

Funeral NoticeWednesday December 23, 2020 - 1:30pm
Mersey Gardens Chapel20-24 Stony Rise Road, Devonport

Family and friends of Mr Donald “Don” Shearer are warmly invited to attend his funeral to be held at Mersey Gardens Chapel, 20-24 Stony Rise Road, Devonport on WEDNESDAY, December 23, 2020 at 1:30pm, after which interment will follow at Mersey Vale Memorial Park. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions we will need to close access to the main chapel once we have reached the capactity of 100 people. However, there is some additional seating available if needed. We encourage people to use our livestreaming service at

  1. A likable and amusing don, now sadly missed.
    Sincere sympathy to Diane and family and Max, Jim, Terry and their families.
    Malcolm and Suzanne HAAS

    Malcolm Haas December 21 2020
  2. The livestream of Don’s funeral was a fitting tribute to a gentleman and devoted family man. Overcome some setbacks with his health to continue to contribute to the community with his voluntary social work. His time in the Tasmania Police Service will be remembered for the good times, a wonderful workmate and a sense of humour. Taken far too soon. RIP Don.

    Brian Holloway December 23 2020