Donald Mantler died July 16, 2009 at 58. He was born to Abe and Susie Mantler, and raised in Coaldale, Alta., by his mother and stepfather Jake Dyck. Don loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping and riding dirt bikes. An accident in 1981 left him a quadriplegic. After a time of bitterness, he prayed a prayer of repentance with the help of pastor Rudy Heidebrecht, and became a child of God. Don coped bravely with his limitations, driving an adapted van and coaching slow-pitch. Predeceased by his father, Don is mourned by daughters Roxann (Dave) Fontaine, DJ Mantler; 3 grandsons; mother and stepfather; 2 siblings. A reception in Don’s memory was held July 22 at Coaldale MB Church.