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Don passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Born at St. Paul’s Hospital, Don was a third generation Vancouverite. A graduate of Vancouver College and U.B.C., Don was a local actor, a passionate supporter of the performing arts, and a devoted fan of the Canucks.
A very bright and vibrant character, Don possessed a wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics; he truly ‘could have been a contender’ on Jeopardy.
Don will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him, especially his family and the West End Community which appreciated his friendly nature, sense of humour, and joie de vivre.
In Don’s memory, donations to Gordon House or The Dugout would be sincerely appreciated.

“….we all shine on….like the moon and the stars
and the sun….” John Lennon

Condolence Messages

  1. Chris

    01 October 2021 2 weeks ago

    Now cracks a noble heart.
    Goodnight sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

    Godspeed Don love Paula Chris Louise and Olive
    CHRIS PAULA LOUISE AND OLIVE

  2. Omar Kassis

    01 October 2021 2 weeks ago

    This is so sad. Condolences to all Don’s family and friends. I remember Don as a shining light, full of stories and quick to laugh and dashingly handsome. What can you say when a life ends so soon, a journey cut so short? I know Don would want there to be poetry. And he would want to make everyone laugh, and smile, as he stood at centre stage. And he would delight in shocking everyone, but in a good way. I saw him onstage in I think it was Peer Gynt, a long time ago now, and I still remember his spectacular talent and outstanding performance. Don was so loved by so many and gave many people hope that he would live a long and happy life. The Creator had other plans. I truly hope he is at peace and that everyone who loved and knew him can one day find peace too.
    OMAR KASSIS

  3. Diana Foran

    01 October 2021 2 weeks ago

    In loving memory of my cousin Don. Always a smile on his face, and a friendly word or two for me. May you rest in peace in a now stressless world wherever you are DF.
    DIANA FORAN

  4. Doug Foran

    01 October 2021 2 weeks ago

    Last night I saw a bright light in the sky. It was an opening where the love of Donald pours through and shines down upon us to let us know he is happy.
    I’ll miss you dearly, “Cousin DF”, with love from YOUR “Cousin DF.”
    DOUG FORAN

  5. Brian Konar

    01 October 2021 2 weeks ago

    I am saddened to hear the news of Don’s passing. He was a friend to me dating back to when we met each other back in Grade 4 at St. Augustine’s elementary school. We followed each other to Vancouver College high school together and then onto UBC for further studies. Don had a great smile, a gentle presence and he loved his hockey but loved playing street hockey even more. I would often run into Don around the West Side over the years since and it was always good to see each other. My condolences to his family and close friends. May he rest now in peace.
    BRIAN KONAR

  6. Elizabeth Dusing

    01 October 2021 2 weeks ago

    “Out, out brief candle.
    Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
    And then is heard no more…”

    Dearest Don, the curtain has come down far too soon for you. Just think of all that you “coulda shoulda woulda” done still… It’s just not fair – we all want to give you a standing ovation!
    If your vocation was the theatre, I am convinced it is because you had an inherently sensitive, humanitarian fibre that enabled you to incarnate the character, read between the lines, master the subtext, express the unsaid.
    This is what drew me to you in the first place. I was captivated by your many facets – your warmth, kindness and generosity, your enthusiasm, boldness, intellect, wit, sense of humour and boundless culture. Your fragility, empathy, fidelity and devotion. Your unyielding capacity for love, support and forgiveness whether it be your family or your friends.
    How grateful I am for the many years we shared together, all the travel and adventures we had, living with gusto and passion, learning from one another.
    Though time has passed since our paths took different directions, our exchanges of “Happy Birthday” and “Happy New Year” reassured me that we still had each other’s back, no matter what. When your birthday message didn’t come this year on the 17th, I had a sinking feeling that something was wrong. Now you’re gone and I could not say goodbye. Tell you how much you matter. Still.
    You have and will always remain in my memories and in my heart. Like you used to say to me in your best Bogie voice, “We’ll always have Paris…”. Indeed, and so much more.
    Good night, sweet prince… RIP DJPF
    And say “hey” to Gram for me.
    Love always, your ZabaDee
    ELIZABETH DUSING

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