APPS, Donald Ernest
Passed away peacefully on October 18th, 2011.
He was a loving husband, father and role model. Over his life he worked as mechanic, bus driver and small business owner.
Don was also a Pioneer of the mountaineering community on Vancouver Island. He did not just love the mountains, he loved to share them with others. He dedicated countless hours to opening up the mountains to the wider community, building several trails, finding and opening routes, as well as leading hundreds of trips into the mountains with friends and family or the local hiking clubs.
Don is survived by his Wife Sylvia, His Brother Ted (Joyce ), his sons Ed, (Michelle , Rowan) Rob, (Nicole , Zachary , Logan ) and Andy (Christina, Carson, Cora)
The family would like to thank St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox Valley Home Support, and Dr. Robertson for their care and compassion
A memorial will be held at 1:00 pm on November 20th, 2011. In the Lower Native Sons Hall 360 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC