May 24, 1930 – August 24, 2020
Don passed away with his family by his side. He was born in Ogema, Saskatchewan, but the family moved to Carragana, to farm. He married Clara Touet in 1955 and they moved to Surrey, B.C.
He worked for Domtar until 1964, when he packed up the family and moved back to Carragana to take over the family farm. In 1979, Don retired from farming, and moved to Mission, returning to the gyproc plant. Don and Clara built in Silverdale, living on their acreage for 32 years. In 2016 they moved into Cedarbrooke.
Friends and family knew Don as a wonderful story teller. He enjoyed sharing his stories of growing up in the Dirty Thirties, farming, and the events that happened to the family. He loved to go camping, and spending time with his family. He enjoyed working with animals, the garden and repairing his machinery. A trip to France, to visit his two uncles’ gravesites, who had fought in WWI, was a special memory.
Don is survived by his wife of 65 years Clara; his five children, Debbie Jarvis, Kelvin Coubrough (Ginnie), Cheryl Federuik (Jerry), Kathy Brownell (Rick), and Gwen Derbyshire (Brent); 13 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren, as well as his sisters Pearl Moore, Shirley Sjodin, and Sharon McLellan. Predeceased by his parents Velma and Archie Coubrough, and Sister Dorothy Wasyliw.
The family would like to thank Dr. Theron, the nurses, and staff at Mission Hospital and Cedarbrooke for all the help that Don received.Obituary
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