July 15, 1951-February 28, 2008
Don born July 15, 1951 in Lethbridge, passed away February 28, 2008 at Cowichan District Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. Survived by wife Patty; sons Aaron (Jenn) and Rob (Char); grandchildren Rebecca and Ashley; mother Gladys Jones; sisters Susan Jones and Sally McMurray. Predeceased by his father Len. Don will be especially missed by his many friends in Holberg.
Don graduated from the Faculty of Forestry at UBC in 1974 and became a Registered Professional Forester in 1976. He began his career as an Assistant Forester with Crown Zellerbach, Nanaimo Lakes, rising through the ranks in Beaver Cove, Johnstone Strait, Courtenay, and Caycuse to become Production Manager in Honeymoon Bay and then an Environment Projects Engineer before leaving Timber West after 22 years. From February 1997 until his passing, Don was the Resident Engineer, for Western Forest Products, in Holberg.
A memorial service will be held in Don’s memory on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 1:30 pm at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road, Duncan, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cowichan Valley Hospice, 322 Gibbins Road, Duncan, BC V9L 1G2. Online condolences may be offered at www.sandsfuneral.com