Don was born on June 23, 1914 in Erindale, Ontario and he passed away peacefully on February 11, 2011 at the J&J Care Home in Lumby, B.C. He will be missed by his son, Lorne, his daughter-in-law, Jane, his grandson, Kevin, and his granddaughter, Mary. He was predeceased by Gertrude, his wife of sixty years, in 2002 and by their infant daughter Donna in 1952.
Don served in the Canadian Army in World War Two. Following the war he and his wife farmed in Surrey until the 1960s. Subsequently, he worked as a school custodian in Surrey before retiring and moving to Oyama in 1975. In 1987 he and his wife moved to Coldstream. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking, building many birdhouses for the North Okanagan Naturalists Club.
The funeral service will be held at All Saints' Anglican Church on February 22, 2011 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Rita Harrison officiating.