With great sadness, the family of Don Datoff regret to announce his peaceful passing on april2, 2012; however, the pride of knowing such a great man will surpass the sorrow which has arisen from his absence.
Don was born in Quesnel, BC on December 29, 1926 to George and Lola Datoff. Don was a very loving man and he is survived by his true love and soul mate of 63 years, Jean, his children, Donna, Bruce and Debbie, as well as 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Don welcomed all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with open, loving arms.
As a carpenter, Don sought perfection in his craft, and beauty arose from all that he touched. The same can be said of his family, while rough edges were sure to appear, Don was always there to smooth the issues and ensure that the family he had built could endure anything. A seasoned camper and fisherman, a flourishing botanist and a mind with an insatiable hunger for knowledge, Don accomplished all the goals set before him, with out complaint, and this no-quit attitude is what has and will continue to, keep his family strong and united.
Don; an amazing husband, loving father, the greatest grandfather, an all-around wonderful person who is now our guardian angel. We all know that his angel wings were sprouted on the day he was born.
An open house tea will be held at the Datoff residence at
655 Kinchant Street, on Sunday, April 15, 2012, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Society.