Williams, Donald Maurice, passed away at the age 83 in Comox, B.C. on November 17th, 2014. He is predeceased; by his loving wife of 60 Years – Iris, his Mother – Frances Ann Bateman, and his Father – Samuel Williams. Survived by; his Son – Daryll Williams of Cumberland, B.C., his Daughter – Denise Robinson of Nanoose Bay, B.C., 7 – Grandchildren – Deanna (Jim), Daniel (Jordan), Corey, Regan (Brad), Brandi (Brendan), Joshua (Brittany), & Cody. 15 – Great Grandchildren – Madison, Emma, Paxton, Kaleb, Zachary, Gage, Nathan, Martin, Carson, Marylyse, Linden, Shianne, Owen, Tucker, & Paisley. His sister – Diann Amelia Wattman (Wayne) of Abbottsford, B.C. He also leaves behind his brother in-law Bill Rallison of Union Bay, and many cousins, nieces and nephews that are too numerous to mention but no less loved.
Don was a member of the Kinsmen and also served as a councilman for the Village of Cumberland. For many years Don, along with his wife Iris, owned and operated I & D Appliance & Furniture in Cumberland. Towards the end of his career they closed the business and Don went on to manage the Fletchers furniture store in Courtenay for several years before he retired. He loved woodworking and early in his life he made kitchen cabinets, wooden boats, and many other wooden projects. Later in his life it was toy boxes, rocking horses, children’s table and chairs and very elaborate doll houses for his grandchildren.
Don married the love of his life Iris (Shilton) in Cumberland on August 24th, 1951 and they were able to celebrate their 60th Anniversary together before Iris passed away on January 28th, 2012.
Flowers are gratefully declined. There will be a Celebration of Life at some time in the new year for immediate family and close family friends. Donations can be made to the Charity of your own choosing.
Special Thanks go out to Dr. Woldnick. Carolyn, Jenny and the staff of Dunsmuir Medical Clinic for all you did for Don (and Iris before him), we will always be grateful.
Special thanks to Leah Hryko, the 2nd floor nurses, and all the caregivers at the Comox Valley Seniors Village for the care/support/and compassion Don received during his stays with you! Last but not least, Special Thanks to the Home Care Support Team for looking after him. Kim, Loretta, Bob, and all of you many thanks!
Thanks again Dad! You leave behind quite a legacy! We all hope that once again you have found peace and have been reunited with your one true love!