His father was born in Ireland and immigrated to Canada where Donald was born in Nanaimo on July 27, 1925. He passed away in Nanaimo on July 17, 2011.
He is pre-deceased by one daughter Wendy, and one great-grandchild.
He is survived by his loving wife Justina; son John (Tracy); daughters Hazel (Deidre), Theresa (Merv) and Mary Ann (Joe); 13 grandchildren and 7 greatgrand-children.
Donald was a hard worker who worked with horses in the woods pulling logs for Johnson Terminal Trucking for many years; finally, owning his own semi which he used for hauling across BC and Alberta. Donald was an avid Nanaimo historian, always with a twinkle in his eye. Humour was important to him as was his wife and family.
Private family cremation. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Donald may be made to the SPCA.
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