Donny was an employee of the Town of Tecumseh with the Public Works/Water Department for 28 years and a 33 year member of the Tecumseh Fire and Rescue Services Department. He was also a diligent volunteer, having been a past president with the Tecumseh Goodfellows and a member of the Fr. Nicholas Point Council 4375 Tecumseh Knights of Columbus. Donny had a zest for life and brought happiness to those around him. We celebrate the memory of Donny, whose grand voice boomed only in fun and friendship, whose grin made everyone crack a smile, whose positive energy elevated the spirits of all around him.
Background & Criteria
Guidelines for Selection by Committee
The following are the guidelines for receipt of the Donny Massender Award:
- The recipient must be a resident of Tecumseh, or must have lived in the municipality;
- The award is open to all age groups;
- The recipient must be living at the time of selection as recipient of the award;
- The award is limited to an individual; and
- The recipient must have had a significant level of volunteerism that benefited the citizens of the Town of Tecumseh or the public at large.
2017 - Frank Perissinotti
2016 - Rose Rennie
2015 - Joe Chauvin
2014 - John Poole and Robert Labute
2013 - Jan Wright
2010 - Natalie Lapointe