September 22, 1947 to May 4, 2017
Born in Vancouver, one of 6 siblings, Don lived in the Lower Mainland his whole life. He loved his family and friends and developed many long lasting friendships. Don will be missed more than words can say.
Don started working when he was 17 years old delivering medical supplies on a bicycle and remained in the medical field for his entire career, eventually starting his own service and installation business in the 80s.
He enjoyed camping, canoeing, music, crossword puzzles, good food and wine, and never missed a Canucks hockey game. He married his wife Katie on August 20, 1983.
He loved socializing with his family and friends and particularly enjoyed camping at the Adventure Weekend and annual visits from the Kaminski’s.
He went on numerous trips with his wife Katie including Greece, Bali, Italy, Mexico, Hawaii, Big Sur, Napa Valley and RVing across Canada and the US.
His great sense of humour and exceptionally strong will accompanied him to the end. He was a keen observer and always willing to share his perspective (aka Mel Content, one of the aliases that Don used to reply to newspaper editorials when expressing his opinions).
Don passed away at the age of 69 on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at St. Michael’s Hospice in Burnaby with his loving wife Katie by his side. He is survived by his wife Katie, siblings Sylvia (Bob), Wayne (Heather), Sharon, Rod and Phyllis, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, in laws and extended family.
Don was deeply touched by the love and support that he received from families and friends during his journey with cancer.
A Memorial Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery Celebration Hall at 5455 Fraser St, Vancouver Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm.