Arthur Donald Pedersen (Don)
July 27, 1939 – February 12, 2013
Don was born in Wells, BC and lived throughout BC and the Yukon, settling in Kamloops and finally Nanaimo. He was an outgoing man with a strong personality who loved life and lived it his way. Never to be forgotten by family and his many friends, Don was predeceased by son Rob, survived by wife, Pat, son Dan (Shannon), daughter Beverly (Paul) and grandchildren Justine, Josh, Damon & Taylor.
Don did many things throughout his life – welding, placer mining, trucking, boat building, mechanic, sales, equipment operator, chartering and commercial fishing to name a few. He was a guy who always had a story to tell about his life and adventures. Don’s great passions were boats, hunting and fishing. He was very grateful to his friends in Kamloops who went out of their way to make those last hunting & fishing trips happen. When those trips were no longer possible, Don & his little buddy Fergus would sit and watch the hunting channel for hours.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Nanaimo Dialysis Clinic staff who were all so wonderful and caring to Don over the past 5 years. Along with other patients, these people made Don’s life a little easier.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on March 2nd at the Nanaimo Yacht Club, 400 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo.