R. Donald Land, 81, of Royal Oak, formerly of Pleasant Ridge and Waterford, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2007, at home. He was born Feb. 16, 1926, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Mr. Land served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II and then graduated from the University of Toronto. After working in the actuarial department of Crown Life Canada, he moved to the Detroit area in the 1950s and joined PM Detroit, Inc., an accounting and consulting group for physicians and dentists, where he later became president of the organization. A lifelong hockey fan, he coached youth hockey in the Royal Oak Hockey Association. He was also an aficionado of classical music and a model ship builder who attended several model shipbuilding conventions. Surviving are his former wife, Beverly Hook; children, Brian (Ellen) Land of Vienna, Va., Diane Land (Tim McCloud) of Las Vegas and Susan Land (Glenn Bucek) of Arlington, Va.; brother, Brian Land of Guelph, Ont. and grandchildren, Michael, Mark and Matthew. He was predeceased by his sisters, Joan and Joyce, and parents, Reginald and Beatrice. Visitation, 49 p.m. Wednesday, Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak; in state, 10:30 a.m. Thursday until time of funeral, 11 a.m., Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church Road, Bloomfield Hills, with the Rev. Joyce Matthews officiating; burial, Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley; memorials, Great Lakes Historical Society, P.O. Box 435 Vermilion, OH 44089; online, www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on Oct. 15, 2007.
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