Donald Alderdice, of Nanaimo, B.C. passed away March 19, 2010 at 85 years of age. Don was predeceased by his loving wife of 51 years, Jean, in 2001 and is survived by two daughters, Margot (Brian Herten) of Nanaimo and Brittani (Lee Faulkes) of Richmond, B.C., and granddaughter Lisa (Nanaimo).

Don was a keen and committed scientist, who spent his life in fisheries research at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, particularly in the field of salmonid enhancement studies. He retired in 1987 as one of the Dissident 7 who strongly opposed the diversion of the Nechako River in Northern. B.C., which would have placed a thriving salmon population in jeopardy. In retirement, he enjoyed some travel until Jean’s health kept them closer to home. They sold the home in which they had raised their two girls and moved to a place overlooking the ocean, where they could both sit and enjoy the view. After Jean’s death and some serious health setbacks of his own, Don decided to sell the house and move to Berwick on the Lake, where he lived for seven and a half years. Our grateful thanks go to the staff at Berwick, for the kindness and help they gave to Don and his family members. Our sincere thanks also to Dr. Charles Lam, who provided warmth and friendship as well as care for Dad in his declining years. Cremation and interment in Welsford Valley Cemetery, Welsford, N.B., beside his sweetie Jean.

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