Don Fleckser


Died: March 7, 2020

Seumas Wilson
(Wednesday, March 11, 2020)

A kind and gracious man who meant a lot to me. May he Rest In Peace.

Cathy Riedl
(Wednesday, March 11, 2020)

Thank you Don for your quite brilliance, incredible talent, strong dedication to education and the threatre and the everlasting impact you will have on those who were lucky enough to have known you. Rest now.
Much love to Marty and Angus. There are protective, loving arms around you in this time of sadness.

David Ducharme
(Wednesday, March 11, 2020)

For more than a decade Don nurtured my appreciation of the theatrical arts. His gentle tutorials often began, "Now Dave ... ". I will remember them, and their docent, fondly.

Becky Collins
(Thursday, March 12, 2020)

Martin, Sending our thoughts and sympathies your way during this difficult time. Becky and family

Colin Legge
(Thursday, March 12, 2020)

Don cast me in the first play I ever appeared in. Don gave me my first paying job as an actor, when I was still in my teens. Don opened a door for me into a world I never thought I could be a part of, a world that has since become a part of me. He taught me about effort, and excellence. He held me, and all who worked with him, to high standards which he never relaxed, and which became a template for my own. And he made it all such great fun. No lack of laughter at one of Don’s rehearsals! He was a major influence on my life, and I will never forget him. Rest In Peace, dear Don.

Mary-Lou Phoenix
(Thursday, March 12, 2020)

My sympathies, Martin, in the loss of your Father. I have many good memories of this fine man. He was a true artist and a gentleman.

Carolyn Martinelli
(Friday, March 13, 2020)

Don opened a door of artistic expression for me as a young child, that helped build the self-confidence I needed to open many more. Our work together in 'Round Slice of Moon' I reflect on with fond, fond memories of an extraordinary experience, shared with extraordinary people. To have learned from him -an honour and a privilege - to have known him, a blessing. Rest peacefully, Don.

Kim Brouwer
(Friday, March 13, 2020)

Don Fleckser created a world of fun and creativity for myself and countless other young, aspiring “theatrical types”. A safe and loving space with a brilliant, creative and kind leader. I’ll always remember the laughs... especially the line of “pregnant daughters” in Pirates of Penzance at UWO....and when Don asked me to be his assistant director in one play. I remember feeling so heartbroken that I did not get a part! I still have the hand written letter he sent me, gently chiding me and telling me that the reason he offered me the role of AD was because he saw great things in me and thought I should be proud of the opportunity. Needless to say, I swallowed my pride, did the job and went on to a 40 year career directing in Canadian television! I’m glad I had the chance a few years ago to tell him how grateful I was. I wonder if he knows how loved and how missed he will be by so many. I will never forget him. ??

Carmel & Gary Fleming
(Friday, March 13, 2020)

It has been many years since we left Franklin St. but have fond memories of your Dad surprising our son & daughter , standing outside our bay window and waving as Santa. Our sincere condolences .
Gary, Carmel, Nathan & Natalie Fleming

Sally Mchenry Thomson
(Saturday, March 14, 2020)

As a new librarian with the London & Middlesex RCSB I remember a PD day on the Friday before the Christmas Holidays. We were gathered at the Grand Theatre and Don stood on the stage and engaged us all in singing “This little light of mine, I’m goin a make it shine"… Those simple thoughtful words resonate today as they did all those years ago. He was one of a kind who inspired a great many of us. Thank you Don!

Theresa Sears
(Saturday, April 4, 2020)

Don was a very talented, kind, generous and witty man. He will be remembered fondly and missed by many. David Switzer and Theresa Sears

David E Tonner
(Wednesday, May 6, 2020)

Theatre arts at Catholic Central High School in the 1970s was my connection. I remember his love and passion for the craft. A remarkable man and teacher who lived and breathed drama. One of a kind!