February 21, 2024
Don Chase BLA, CLD
Don Chase BLA, CLD
It is with heavy heart we announce the passing of Don Chase on Jan. 22, 2024. Don was born in Toronto and later moved to Hamilton.

A landscape designer by trade, Don was a longtime member of Landscape Ontario and spent over a decade volunteering on the Landscape Designers Sector Group. He was instrumental in helping to develop and update the Certified Landscape Designer (CLD) certification program, including the Landscape Designer Manual launched in 2013. Don also taught landscape design courses in the early days of the association's annual Winter Professional Development Series in Milton and was a frequent presenter at the annual Landscape Designer Conference. He volunteered at the Congress trade show, was a judge during industry certification events and was both a presenter and judge for the association's annual Awards of Excellence program.

A graduate of Guelph University, Don taught at Humber College and Niagara Parks School of Horticulture. He was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Green Bay Packers. He also loved to golf and was an avid reader.

He is survived by his partner Pamela of 28 years, step-daughter Michelle and step-son Warren (Pam). Papa Don to Allyson (Ben) and Sydney. Also survived by his sister Judy (Dave), niece Nikki (Tyler, Makayla, Scarlett, Lincoln). nephew Jason (Kelly, Peyton, Sadie). Predeceased by his mother Phyllis and father Vernon.

Cremation has taken place and the celebration of life will take place at a later date.

To plant a tree in memory of Donald Chase, please go here.

An online tribute and obituary can be found here.