April 28, 2020
To the Love of my Life, and my Best Friend.
I travelled through time without knowing,
And saw us with ancient eyes.
Our vigour and youth shone like crystal,
Our hopes not yet dashed by the lies.
I could smile at the plans and the joys,
The dreams, the tears and the gain
I wouldn’t change one whit with the knowledge
Of the endings, the loss and the pain
Donald passed away April 28, 2020 in the compassionate care of Swan Valley Lodge, Creston B.C., after a courageous battle with cancer.
Donald had an enjoyable childhood in the original town of Port Alice, B.C. later moving with his family to Prince Rupert, and then Duncan, B.C. He left in his early 20’s for Blairmore, Alta., where he worked in the Vicary Coal mine near Coleman, Alta., then later for Kaiser Resources coal mine in the Elk Valley. He and Linda met in the Crowsnest Pass, and married soon after.
He is predeceased by parents Desmond and Marjorie, and survived by his wife of 43 years Linda (nee Brooks), son Jason, and grandsons Nelson, Braeden, and Leif.
Donald had a keen sense of justice, a ready sense of humour, and an ever-present desire to learn and discuss. At Donald’s request, there will be no service or flowers, but please take any money you would have spent on flowers or travel, and spend it on any worthy cause, or celebration of his life as you see fit.