February 27, 1921 – October 26, 2012
Passed away peacefully at the Campbell River Hospital at the age of 91 years. He was predeceased by his brothers John and William, sisters Mary, Agnes, Annie, Ada, Phyllis and Helen and his daughter Shari. Don is lovingly remembered by Jean, his wife of 68 years, son Kerry (Sylvia), sister-in-law Mary (Ralph), grandchildren Naryn (Dave), Jordan (Amanda), Chris and Kim and many nieces and nephews.
Don was born near Gull Lake SK. and grew up in nearby Verlo. He enlisted in the RCAF in 1941 and saw action until the end of the Second World War, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for his service. Don and Jean were married in December of 1943. Daughter Shari was born in 1946 and son Kerry in 1954. After the war Don attended the University of Saskatchewan earning his B.S.P. in 1949. During the following decades Don practiced pharmacy and the family moved to many locations including St. Jean QC, Marville France, and Richmond B.C. In 1980 Don and Jean moved to Prince George B.C. where Don retired and pursued his hobbies of golfing, camping, fishing and gold panning. He and Jean later moved to Union Bay and Campbell River on Vancouver Island.
Don will be remembered as a charismatic man who lived life on his own terms. He was a person of diverse interests and abilities who accumulated a wealth of experiences and was loved by his family. He will be sadly missed and never forgotten.
There is no funeral service at his request.