March 7, 2020
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my brother, Donald Norman Hall. After a prolonged battle with cancer, he finally succumbed on March 7, 2020 at his home in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia.
Don was born in Toronto in 1944 and moved with the rest of his family to Terrace in 1954. He went to school here in Terrace and at Skeena Secondary he excelled at track and field, winning many cups and medals for sprints and dashes. In 1963, he married Jacqueline Belland, with whom he had four children. They separated in the mid 70’s. Don married Elaine Sutherland in 1978 and her son became his fifth child. In 2018, he married Christine Andruszyn. They immigrated to Australia shortly after.
He worked in Terrace for Columbia Cellulose, in Calgary for Fruehauf Trailers, and in Whitehorse for Whitepass and Yukon route and well as The Yukon Transit Co. In 1975, he moved back to Terrace where he worked for Finning Caterpillar and Canadian National Railways. Don served with the Calgary Highlanders reserve unit and in Terrace was very active in the formation and administration of the Terrace Pipes and Drums Society. Later he was very active in local marine and boating organizations.
He was predeceased by his father Vivian Percy Hall (1969), his sister Karen Hall-Walker (1984), his mother Helen Hall-Windsor (2002) his ex-wife Jacqueline (2013) his wife Elaine (2013), and his brother James Hall (2014). He is survived by his wife Christine, his brother Patrick (Laurie), his children David (Tammy), Robert (Wendy), Norman (Kari), Michael (Ileen), his daughter Christine (Greg), as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He also has many first and second cousins back in Ontario, as well as his many friends here in Terrace and elsewhere.
Don was a very talented and skilled artisan and woodworker but his passion was fishing and he spent many hours and days on the river and on the ocean fishing with his family and friends.
After moving to Australia he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
He was a wonderful brother to me and because he was closest to me in age, he was the sibling who was forced to look after me when our parents were working. We had many wonderful adventures together. He was not very large in stature but he was huge in heart and spirit. I will miss him forever. He was my ‘little brother’.
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