Born April 12th, 1929 in Victoria, B.C. Passed away peacefully on February 18th, 2023, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.
Predeceased by his beloved wife, Darlene, and dear son, Scott. Survived by his sister, Phyllis, and friend, Pat Jensen.
He will be greatly missed by his children: Cindy (Lloyd), Leanne (Roy), Sandy (Hal), Dale (Kathryn), Paul (Sharyn). Grandchildren: Pam, Dan, Becky, Bud, Marie, Tim, Danielle, Kayla, Cassidi, Landas, Max, Ty, Noah, Samantha. Great grandchildren: Garrett, Bailey, Clayton, Parker, Morgan, Kinsley, Nolan, Brooklyn, Jaida, Cutter, Trace, Lucas, Otis, Camryn, Joelle, Lennox.
Don was a builder by trade and built numerous homes throughout Victoria to provide for his large family. Don always made time to take his family on many camping adventures and lake fishing excursions. He liked nothing more than to enjoy family togetherness, a raging campfire and a crisp, cold beer.
The family extends their many thanks and gratitude to the staff of 4 north west at RJH for their care of Don in his final months of life. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in May, date TBD.
Condolences may be offered to family below.
Our deepest sympathies are with you all at this sad time. Hopefully your memories will help you through this difficult time.
Cheryl, Michael and family
I always enjoyed meeting with Don. His recollection of pre-war and wartime Victoria was fascinating and his interesting opinions on the various CFAX tax radio hosts and discussions were always enjoyable! Rest in Peace, dear Don. Condolences to his many family members who will also miss him.
Our deepest sympathies for your family- Don was a wonderful man and will be missed immensely/ May you find strength together as you walk through this difficult time
Sandi-Jo & John Ayers and family
Ericka & Blake MacKenzie
Leanne and Roy
Our thoughts and prayers are with you both, love to all xo
Stephanie and Gary
Our deepest condolences to you all. Gary and Steph Ferguson ❤️
Don, my love. A true gentleman, you filled my life with love, joy and laughter and your unforgettable hugs. You are so missed.
My deepest condolences on your loss. I wish you many smiles as you reflect fondly on your memories with this incredible man. xoxo
Leanne so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My condolences to you and your family.
I am deeply sorry for the whole family for your loss.
Don is a wonderful person and I miss him dearly.
I have special Bond with Don when I’m at work, he makes my day joyful and we have lots of fun together. He call me JOJO and I am sticking to that name in his memory because I cherish him.
My friend Don we will see each other again… but I’m not changing my name I will be forever JOJO I miss you buddy❤️