Donald Moritz


MORITZ: Donald Albert was born on January 23, 1970 to Gordon and June Moritz of Gull Lake, SK. Donald attended Gull Lake School where he played basketball and football and coached junior football graduating in 1988. In 1989 Donald tried out for the Regina Rams football team. Tryouts went well and he was invited back for a final session (essential a formality to being invited to join the team). He had a severe knee injury that ended any hope of a football career. Undaunted he continued onto the University of Regina. While at university he met Tracy Stork with whom he had a daughter Taija.  While attending university he experienced a tingling sensation in his legs, eventually losing function below his waist line and eventually being diagnosed with MS. Adjusting to his new life in the wheelchair he completed his degree in anthropology eventually returning to Swift Current and becoming a member of the council for disability issues. He worked as a surveillance operator for the Living Sky Casino until sepsis forced him out of the workforce and into rehab. Complications from Multiple Sclerosis led to several very aggressive setbacks from which he usually recovered getting him a reputation as one who simply would not quit. Donald was always more concerned for the welfare of those around him then of himself, he was an inspiration with his selflessness and never quit attitude. He enjoyed the simple things, fishing with his family, music, hanging out with friends and something as simple as the feeling of the sun on his skin or petting a dog. He never took anything for granted and with all his problems never once complained. He is survived by his daughter Taija Marie; and older brothers William and Michael. He is also survived by nephews Brent White, Craig Moritz, Kelly Moritz; and nieces Daphne Moritz Shackleton and Kaitlyn Brown. Donations in his name can be made to the Gull Lake Special Care Centre Auxiliary P.O. Box 539 Gull Lake, SK S0N 1A0, however his wish is please visit your loved ones. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.

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