DRAKE, Donald William
The funeral service for Donald Drake was held Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at St. Andrew’s United Church, Vernon Bridge with Rev. Karen MacNeill leading the service and sharing scripture. Words of remembrance were shared by sons Larry and Leslie Drake. Scripture was also read by Ian Drake and Adam Drake. Music was provided by the St. Andrew’s Church Choir, accompanied by Organist and Choir Director Andrea Ellis. The congregational hymns were - “All things Bright and Beautiful” and “Joyful, Joyful”; the choir anthem was “Where the Roses Never Fade”, the solo “Ave Maria” was sung by Sylvia Mutch and the recessional was “Largo” by G.F. Handel sung by Lynda Sharpe. The flower bearers were Lynn Drake, Sarah Drake, Amanda Drake, Jill Drake, Amy Drake, Katelyn Drake, Jenna Bysterveldt and Courtney Valley. The Honorary Pallbearers were all those in attendance. The pallbearers were Austin Drake, Ian Drake, Patrick Drake, Nicholas Drake, Adam Drake and Randy Drake. Representatives of Mizpah Masonic Lodge and Gillis Lodge were in attendance. Interment followed at St. Andrew’s United Church Cemetery with Rev. Karen MacNeill delivering the graveside prayers. Completion of funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hillsboro Funeral Home.