It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Don on the morning of
September 3, 2016.
Don was born in the Tisdale area of Saskatchewan before moving to northern Manitoba to work in a horse and sleigh pulpwood operation. He then moved to work in the mines in Lynn Lake, Manitoba. From there Don headed west to Terrace and Kitimat B.C. where he worked in the road construction industry. During the 25 years spent there Don married and raised a family. In 1981, Don moved to Kamloops to
operate his own business, eventually retiring on the Shuswap, then onto Vernon in 1996. He was a hard worker all his life but enjoyed golf, spending time on his boat, and most of all, being a snowbird going to Arizona and California. Don was always ready to offer his friendship and hospitality.
Don is survived by his daughter Maxine (Jim), his son Gary (Stephanie), his grandchildren: Garrett, Nastassia, Peter, and Brian, as well as his partner of many years, Gertie.
A Celebration of Life for Don
will be held in the tea room of
Pleasant Valley Funeral Home in Vernon, B.C.
on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Don to a charity of personal choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to
PLEASANT VALLEY DIGNITY FUNERAL HOME, 4303 P.V. Road, Vernon, B.C. V1T 4M4 Phone: (250) 542-4333. Condolences may be offered at pleasantvalleyfh.com