February 8, 1938 – December 7, 2020
Darry was born in Mission, BC to Frank and Nellie McDonald. Pug was raised on the family farm, being spoiled by his 9 older brothers and sisters – Gwen, Gete, Ted, Barb, Bill, Bob, Ralph, Jim and Jo.
Darry went to school in Mission, upon leaving he went to work in the BC interior doing many jobs; logging, driving a gravel truck, and eventually working in the shake and shingle mills throughout the Lower Mainland.
Newt was a member of the Dewdney Diking Board, being a pump-man for 29 years and also a member of the Mission Logger Sports, Dewdney Hall Board, Royal Canadian Legion, and the Sasquatch Lions Club.
Darry married Jeannine Maisonneuve in 1960 and had three children; Stephen (deceased), Rick (Joann) and Kim (Robert), grandchildren; Dustin, Michael, Steven (Kamaljeet), Stephanie (Joel), Dakota, Bailey, and Kimberly, great grandkids; Brayden, Connor, and Austin.
He then married Margaret Fallis in 1967 and had two children Cindy (Fernando), Darren (Michelle) and grandchildren; Jordana, Gage, Aiden and Maddix.
Darry was happiest when spending time with his huge family and his many friends making them all feel like they were his favorite. He loved to fish, hunt, play poker and was often caught coming home from the casino after his $300 “free” lunch.
He spent many days at a field or rink letting everyone know his grandchildren were the “best”. With a rye in his hand, a smile that could light up the room and a one liner that would make you laugh, he will be missed so much by his family and friends.
A Celebration of his Life will be held when we can all be together.Obituary
- Grant A Wish Day
- Good News
- Cannabis 19+
- Submit News Tip
- Coronavirus News
- Trending Now
- Photo Galleries
- Special Sections
- Contact Us
- Site Map