Don Fleckser



The Curtain Has Fallen


With sadness we announce the quiet passing of Don, at home in “Franklin Park”, as were his wishes, on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Supported by a team of exceptional people, too many to name, over a long period. Many thanks for your dedication and compassion.
You know who you are.

“It would be presumptuous to try to describe what Don Fleckser has done, but if it has anything to do with education or theatre, Don has probably done it. He has helicoptered into the Artic to do drama workshops, appeared on network television dramas, helped to initiate children’s festivals, appeared in more plays than one can count, achieved a Master’s degree at Western, been called everything from Bubbles to Matthew to Jacob to Sister Amnesia and has taught thousands of young people about theatre and personal commitment. Don’s knowledge of theatre is colossal, his understanding of teaching is unparalleled, his ability to move from a graduate school lecture hall to a junior kindergarten, often in the same day, is remarkable.”
Words from a dear friend, Paul Legge

Predeceased by Franklin, Christina, Harold, Jean, Byron, Jane,
and Joan…
Not a day goes by.

Survived by Martin and Angus.

Loved by Lori, Allison, Cathy, Tracie, Sam, Deborah, Stephen, Bill, John, Peter
and the many lives he touched.

Cremation has taken place. At Don’s direction, there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of Friendship and Life will be announced at a later date.

Because Don believed that the arts are fundamental to a child’s education, in lieu of flowers, those who wish to make a donation in his memory might consider the LYTE (London Youth Theatre Education) Program at The Palace Theatre, 710 Dundas Street, London, ON N5W 2Z4 or an Arts organization of your choice.

The outpouring of affection is appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at


“Into the woods,
It’s time to go,
I hate to leave,
I have to, though.
Into the woods –
It’s time and so
I must begin my journey…”