April 12, 1934 – July 2, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a very special man. Don passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones on July 2, 2013 at Campbell River General Hospital. Don is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Luz; four children Kelly, Brad, Gina (Jeff), Maritta (Ian); granddaughters Vanessa, Brittanii, Cassadii, Kenadii, Avarii, Tessa, Laci; great-grandson Cruz; brothers Alan (Ellen), Wayne (Donna); and numerous nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his parents Murray and Marjorie and brother Harold (Donna-Rae).
Don was born in Powell River and grew up in Union Bay. In 1967, Don travelled to Peru where he met and married the love of his life, Luz Dongo. They returned to Canada and moved to Vernon Camp and then Port McNeill where he remained until his passing. He enjoyed working in the bush as a faller and enjoyed being an entrepreneur on the side with his DK Falling Contracting, Dongo’s Drive-In Restaurant, and various property developments. Don was a hard working man who enjoyed camping, fishing, travelling and experiencing new cultures. He loved meeting/talking to people and was always cracking jokes, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Special thanks to Dr. Armogam and staff at Port McNeill Hospital and Clinic as well as the ICU staff at Campbell River General Hospital. A “Celebration of Life” will be held on July 20, 2013 in the Port McNeill Lions Hall at 2:00pm.
Forever in our hearts you will remain until we meet again…