January 9, 2023
In loving memory ~
It is with great sadness that we announce Donald Holmes passed away peacefully on January 9th, 2023, at the age of 89 with family at his side.
Don was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and relative to the extended family. He is survived by his sister Pat (Brian), children Allen (Terry) and Valerie (John), grandchildren Alec (Rebacca), Lexi (Mike) and Charlotte, and great-grandchildren Kristopher and Aurora. Don is predeceased by his wife Jean and brother Lyle.
Don and Jean moved into the Creston Valley in 1966 where they started their family. Don was passionate in every venture he took on in life including gardening, building their summer cabin, and making lasting memories with family and friends. He was a well-known and respected Teacher, Pharmacist, Business Owner, neighbour, and friend in the community. As a modest, loving charitable family member and friend, Don will be dearly missed, and his memories will be treasured for seasons to come.
He frequently supported local charities and organizations during his time in Creston. Don regularly would go out of his way to help others and contribute to the community.
A special thank you to Dianne Yezovich for the years of friendship and loyalty towards Don, Jean, and his family. We would also like to extend gratitude to the Creston Swan Valley Lodge for the outstanding support and compassion during his time in their care.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choosing.