Born near Toronto, around 1855 the family moved to a farm near Heathcote. Moved to near Kimberley around 1886.
His obituary in Flesherton Advance, June 18, 1930:
“The Late D. Wallace
A death of local interest occured at his home near Kimberley, in the person of Donald Wallace, on Sunday morning, June 1st. For some months he ahd been in delicate health, and though his death was not altogether unexpected, his passing came as a shock to his family and friends. He contracted pneumonia the Friday previous and on Sunday his demise occured.Mr. Wallace was born near Toronto 78 years ago. When three years of age, he came with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. James Wallace, pioneer settlers of the township, and settled on a farm near Heathcote. Here he resided until 44 years ago, when he moved to the present farm near Kimberley.Deceased was a highly respected citizen, of a kindly disposition, posessed sterling qualities, and was a staunch member of the Methodist church for over 50 years. He was recording steward for a number of years, and his active church interest continued as long as health permitted. Mr. Wallace was well read and conversant with the day’s topics. For many years he acted as a trustee for Kimberley school, and also filled the position of County Constable.He was a good father and always concerned for the welfare of his family. On Jan. 10, 1877 he was wedded to Sarah Ann Fawcett, the couple celebrating their Golden Wedding three years ago, To this union were born five sons and five daughters, the eldest son, James, dying 27 years ago.Surviving sons and daughters are: Messrs. A.S. Wallace, Orangeville; T.H. Wallace, Vancouver, S.H. Wallace of Collingwood, Gerald on the home farm near Kimberley, Mrs. A.A. McCallan of Barrie, Mrs. Oscar Maxwell of Kincaid, Sask.; two sisters Mrs. Wm. Clarke of Kimberley and Mrs. Holley of Grand Forks, also one brother in Swarhmore, Sask.The funeral, Tuesday, was largely attended, and the body was laid to rest in the family plot in Union Cemetery, Thornbury. Rev. Stotesbury, assisted by a former pastor, Rev. Wilkinson, and Mr. S. McAuslan of Heathcote, conducted the services.”