April 3, 1953 – September 30, 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Don Vanetta; words cannot express our loss. Don was predeceased by his mother, Joyce, and father, Lorne. Don is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Karen, his sons Steven (Stefanie and stepdaughters Nevaeh and Kaelyn) and Jeremy, his brother Jack (Sheila), and other relatives.
Don was born in Vernon, BC, and moved to the Comox Valley in 1958. In his boyhood, he was a competitive swimmer for the Courtenay Recreation swim team. At age 10, he finished second in BC in the backstroke. He loved baseball and played for the Amanitas, Leakey Logging, and for the Lorne Hotel Rangers. He worked for many organizations in the Comox Valley before spending 25 years with Cumberland Ready Mix. His greatest pleasure was all the people he met on the job.
Don and Karen joined the Comox Golf Club 20 years ago and it was like his second home. Again, it was people who brought him joy, making for some great and lasting friendships and memories.
Don was a fighter to the end, and will be sorely missed. The family would like to thank all our friends for their love and support during Don’s battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Comox Valley Hospice Society, 2137 Comox Ave, Comox, BC V9M 1P2.
A gathering of family and friends will take place at the Comox Golf Club on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at 2 pm.