Jan 04, 2018
Don Fanstone
New Years Prognostications


Attended School in Stamford Centre (Niagara Falls on the outskirts)

Served Apprenticeship as Tool & Die Maker at Ford Motor Company.

Die Designer

Obtained Diploma in Business Administration at WLU as a mature student.

Competent Toastmaster: Towns of York, Aurora.


Work Experience:

Ford Motor Company Windsor Operations, 1956 to 1967

General Foreman Engine Assembly during introduction of the '65 USA/Canada Auto Pact.

Participated in the start-up of Budd Automotive 1967 – 1972 (Kitchener)

General Manager Preston Metal and Roofing Products Ltd. (18 years.)

President Bailey Metal Products. (1991 -1993.)

Consults for Samco Machinery Ltd, Manufacturers of Roll Forming Machinery



Married to Myra, Two Daughters, Two Sons, and Eight Grandchildren


Rotary Highlights:

Sponsor Harry Edgar

Joined Preston Hespeler, March 1977

Club President 1980 – 81 (Closing Slide Show of Every Member)

Sgt at Arms, District Governor Bert Boones Conference 1981 (Skyline Hotel)

District Governors Rep, for District 709 (Hugh Stone Governor)

1983 District Conference Chair for Governor Ted Turner. (Kitchener Int'l Style)

Represented Canada at the Rotary International Bonspiel in Scotland, 1986.

Judge Gordon McConnell, Peter Stark, Bob Heer. (Fulton & Joan Henry)

Recipient of three Paul Harris Awards from Preston Hespeler.

Photo appeared in the “Rotarian” when attempt made to enter the Guinness World Record-Book while cooking the worlds' largest pancake.

GSE Host, Team Leader Israel Ralph Hadani, & Team Member from Argentina

Honorary Member of Preston Hespeler 1991 to 1999 (living in King City).

Presented the Economic Update each year to P-H for 23 years, C. N. for 7 yrs.

Re-joined P-H as active member 1999.

Chairman of Preston-Hespeler 75th Anniversary Celebrations, 2001

Rotarian of the Year at Preston-Hespeler 2001.

Left Active Membership July 2007






Past President Riverwalk Condominiums

Past Board Member: Unity Centre of Practical Christianity.

Consultant to Samco Machinery Ltd.

Volunteer Cambridge Memorial Hospital

Member of the Breakfast Network

VectorVest Program Leader.



Hobbies and Interests:


Vector Vest

Travel (Cruising)