Donald Stewart Pelton

October 22nd, 1940 – December 18th, 2015

The family sadly announces the passing of DONALD STEWART PELTON. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife of 50 years, Marjorie; sons, Robert (Laura) and Carl (Raycine); three grandchildren Kirsten Michele, Katelyn Leeann and Shea Michael all of Red Deer Alberta. He also leaves to mourn brother, Alan (Jan) of Saanich; sister, Jane (Frank) of Keremeos; sister-in-law Nicki of Victoria, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins. Many friends and acquaintances will miss his sense of humour and his practical jokes. Don was predeceased by his brother Steve, and parents Harold and Dorrit

Don served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 24 years (PPCLI and Canadian Guards) and worked 15 years for the Alberta Government Fraud Division. He was a proud member of Lantzville Legion and FSNA.

To my darling husband when you took your last breath with me by your side, you took half my heart and half of my life with you. We met in the frozen north of Fort Churchill Manitoba while we were both serving our country. We have travelled the world together on 32 Princess cruises and visited every continent except Antarctica. We have friends around the world who are saddened by your passing but know you are in a pain free world now. You fought cancer with everything you had for 9 long years by taking trials that would help others. I admire your tenacity and strength in the fight and I love you and miss you forever.

We raised two very strong sons and a grandson who will miss you greatly camping, golfing especially NFL days – Go Patriots.

There will be a Private Service Held January 9th. In keeping with Don’s wishes, flowers are grateful declined. Those wishing to honour Don’s memory may do so by making a donation in his name to Prostate Research Center at Vancouver Cancer Hospital or to a charity of your choice.

We will always be grateful to our family doctor, Dr. E Cancade, Dr. Martin Gleave (Director of Vancouver Prostate Center, Professor UBC) and Dr. Kim Chi (Director of Oncology) our specialists in Vancouver; Special Thank You to all the VIHA Home Care Staff, Angela, Robin, Dawn, Keith, Danielle, “D”, Yolanda, George, Jolene and the Palliative Home Care nurses; Thanks to the EMT’s, the ER staff and 6th floor nursing; Yates Funeral Home in Parksville – Thank You from the bottom of my heart for the dignified treatment of Don on the last step of his journey; special thanks to our neighbours Mike and Jen, Stas and Olena, Dave and Shelly and Sharon.

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