Jun 7, 2018
Don’s family is sad to announce the passing of our gold miner man on June 7, 2018. He’d added cancer to the list of ailments he was fighting with all his might, but this one proved to be too much for his great heart.
Don and his family lived in Quesnel for over 40 years. He was an oiler at Cariboo Pulp where he worked until leaving for the oil fields in Alberta after some 14 years at the mill. He would say in later years that the job as a truck driver in Northern Alberta was the most fun he ever had in a job and he missed it when he moved back to Quesnel in 1994.
However, he began to gold mine here in 1995 and that proved to be his passion. He was planning to return to his Cottonwood claim this summer.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Mary Ann; his former wife, Elaine, and their 5 children, 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, as well as his 3 step-children and their families. He was predeceased by his son, Brian.
Anyone who knew Don is welcome at his memorial service to be held at the Clayton Funeral Home, 2 pm, June 30 followed by a tea. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society would be greatly appreciated.