PODRITSKE, Donald Melvin

Don passed away June 14, 2012 at NRGH at age 81. He was born in Edmonton, moved to Port McNeil then to his favorite place, Nanaimo. Don worked as a mechanic, then was a life insurance agent, moving on to be a realtor until retirement. Don was a long time member of the Board of Variance for the City of Nanaimo.

He loved motorcycles, boating, fishing and camping, spending many hours with family and friends in the great outdoors of Vancouver Island. For the past 19 years Don and Marion spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona.

Don was a long time member of the Kinsmen and K40 Clubs and a 40 year member of Nanaimo Gyro Club.

Don is survived by his wife Marion, daughters Sandra, and Glenda (Steffen), grandchildren Selena, Brenton & Niklos Riley, and Corey and Dana Petersen, sisters Doris and Ruby and brothers Ken and Ron. On May 18th Don and Marion celebrated their 59th Anniversary with family.

The family wish to thank Dr. Irvine, Dr. Berman, Dr. Baillie, Nurses, Staff and volunteers at NRGH for the kind and compassionate care Don received.

In lieu of flowers donations are appreciated to Heart & Stroke Foundation B.C., Box 3632, Stn. Terminal, Vancouver, V6B 3Y8 or a charity of choice.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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