Donald Stanley Taplin

Donald Stanley Taplin

Passed on November 19, 2020

July 27, 1929 – November 19, 2020  Don was born the third of six boys on the farm at Argyle to Cerce and Eva Taplin and peacefully passed at Stonewall Hospital at the age of 91. He attended school in Grassmere, Argyle and completed Grade 12 at Stonewall High School in 1947. Don and Muriel (Griffin) were married August 8, 1953 and moved to Stonewall where they built their new home and buildings used for their livelihood.

He is survived by his beloved wife Muriel, daughter Donna (Larry Carlson), sons George (Marie) and Murray (Bev) and grandchildren Hans (Jenelle), Erick (Nicole), Adam (Sara), Matthew (Bryana), Justin (Holly), Evan (Meghan), Tyler, Alex, Robyn, Brett and Kaitlyn as well as 13 greatgrandchildren. Also survived by 2 brothers Fred (Elaine) and Ken (Sharon), sisters-in-law Shirley and Audrey. He was predeceased by son Keith (survived by Kyla) and brothers Orval, Ray (Elza) and Lloyd. The Griffin family was an important part of his life. Surviving are sisters-in-laws Ruth Gee, Gwen Griffin, and Jean Griffin. Predeceased by parents-in-law Reg and May Griffin, and brothers and sisters-in-law Jim Griffin, George Griffin, Elsie (Ross) McDonald and Bill Gee.

As a young man, Don belonged to the Stonewall Grain Club and represented Manitoba at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair in seed judging. He travelled western Canada purchasing grass seed for Federal Grain and later worked on grain elevator construction. He eventually started his own business in Stonewall doing landscaping, snow removal and excavation as well as giving driving lessons and driving school bus. Don was a self-taught craftsman. He was skilled at wiring, plumbing, welding, carpentry, mechanics, and wood working. He enjoyed being a member of the Rocklands Antique Club. He was an avid reader of nonfiction. He loved to learn, had an incredible memory, and enjoyed exploring Manitoba in particular. Trees were a passion. He enjoyed planting them on his properties and transplanting for others. He was also a member of the Manitoba Woodlot Association.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to South West District Palliative Care, Inc., Box 1282, Stonewall, MB R0C2Z0 or a charity of your choice. Heartfelt thanks to South West District Palliative Care and the Stonewall and District Health Centre.


Mrs.Taplin and family, I have many warm memories of coming to your house to play with Donna , starting in the basement before moving upstairs. I thought that was really neat. Mr. Taplin was always very kind and quiet. My condolences to the whole family.

Candy Rosenthal

Mrs. Taplin and family We were saddened to hear of Mr. Taplin's passing. We always enjoyed visiting with him , he was such an intelligent man and so easy to visit with. Mr. Taplin had such wonderful stories to alway help us learn something and make us smile.

Tim and Rhonda Cameron

Sincere sympathy to Muriel and the Taplin families. We always respected Don, and appreciated the many times he helped us out over the years.He raised a fine family along with Muriel, and will be missed by many. Kind regards, Marie & Roy Craig The Cosens Families

Marie and Roy Craig

To the Taplin Family, Sorry to hear of the passing of Don. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. Sincerely, Dean and Donna Couvier

Dean and Donna Couvier

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