Don passed away June 25, 2015 in Tabor Home due to complications with pneumonia. Don was born in Fort McMurray, Alberta on December 22, 1938 to his predeceased parents Cecil and Ann U’Ren, he was also sadly predeceased by one granddaughter. Don leaves behind his wife Ida of 31 years, 3 children, 4 step children, 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews as well as 5 of his 7 siblings. Don’s life work was that of a tire man, taking him to places such as Princeton, Hope, Abbotsford, Mission, Chehalis and Canfor Forest Products. Known as the “Quiet Grandpa”, Don enjoyed a simple life. Loving the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting were a must. He also had a passion for coaching minor hockey and baseball, which he did for many years until his untimely accident in 1995, and due to his care needs he has resided at Tabor Home for 19 years.
The family thanks Elizabeth for her constant companionship and friendship to Don while at Tabor Home, as well as other staff members. A service in memory of Don will be held Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm at Yarrow Community Centre, 4670 Community St., Yarrow, BC. In lieu of flowers the family would greatly appreciate a donation to Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart Program in memory of Don.
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