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Donald H. Wolfraim Ph.D.

1927 - 2021



Donald Hamlet Wolfraim Ph.D. passed away quietly at home on June 28th 2021. While surrounded by his loving daughter, granddaughter and great grandchildren he peacefully journeyed to the afterlife.

His first marriage was to the late Mae (nee Cannon) and they had 3 children, the late Lenora (late Jeff Miller), Valerie (late Peter Mathias) and William (Jane). He also leaves behind many grandchildren, great grandchildren, a niece and nephew to carry on their own legacies. Second wife late Norma (nee Sterling).

He was the son of the late Hamlet Martin and Lenora E Sutton both born in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, brother of the late Gerald (late Gwynneth) and William who died at birth. Stepmother Lillian McKinley who had Rene (Inga), Wayne and Rodney (Karen).

94 Years of living and accomplishments will be hard to summarize.  One of his first jobs was delivering milk with a horse and buggy. He worked for CNR, advertising, a reporter, publisher, taught as a professor at York University, had Paraphysical classes and was the Founding director of The Paraphysics Research Institute in 1976.

His most accomplished works were his music and writing. He was a true musician who could pick up any instrument and play it. Wrote and created many original songs. He was proud of all his diplomas, most importantly: York University BA in Philosophy, University of Metaphysics BA and his PHD, and most recently his Diploma in Parapsychology which he received in the year of 2020.

He will be missed by many but never forgotten. His legacy of his Love of music and writing will continue to influence family and any seeking what he offered. See you on the other side.

Special mention to all the people that helped take care of him over the years in Peterborough and Cochrane. To Tammy Foster and Tari McCullom from Peterborough, Bridget and Denise Labbe from Cochrane. Thank you so much for going above and beyond your regular duties to care for him. Many people came and went but you four ladies were a part of his heart. To Brett Morphy from Cochrane Wallace Drug store, our sincere thanks.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and would be greatly appreciated.

Funeral arrangements in care of

Irvine & Irvine Funeral Home






Société Canadian Cancer Society
176 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 9, North Bay ON P1A 2A8
Tel: 1-888-208-2125

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Jim Wilson

July 6, 2021 3:00 PM

My sincere condolences to all who knew and loved him.  Don and Norma were good friends.  It was my pleasure and honour to know them both.

Tari McCullum

June 30, 2021 4:50 PM

I remember the first time I met Don, he was curled up in bed, with the blanket to his chin. He greeted me with his sweet adorable smile. From that moment him and I just clicked together! The world has lost a beautiful person. 
Thank you Don for allowing me to be a huge part of your life. You will always remain in my heart.


June 30, 2021 4:48 PM

My Grandpa was an amazing man, wiser then most see. He taught me the love of folk music with his fiddle, and helped raise us for a time when we were younger. I will miss him dearly. I love you Grandpa. 

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