Donald J. MacDonald left us on Friday, May 26, 2009. He spent his last weeks being well and kindly looked after by the folks at Parkview Place in Enderby. Don and Lillian spent the past 18 years living on a small acreage beside the river in the Salmon Valley, where they were blessed with the best neighbours and friends anyone could ask for (Trudy and Steve, you know who you are). Don loved the country life, the horses, the dogs and cats, the tractor and the swarm of birds that he spent a good portion of his pension to feed. Away from the farm he enjoyed his involvement with the Salmon Arm Seniors Amateur Radio Club. He was born in 1928, in Viking, Alberta, to parents Alex and Ethel MacDonald.
Don is survived by his wonderfully patient wife of 59 years – Lillian, son Kevin and daughter-in-law Janice, grandson Greg and wife Meghan, and grandson Marcus; sister Margaret Tompkins of Burnaby and her family.
Cremation has taken place. A family gathering is planned for sometime later. If you’d like to do something special to remember Don, the family would appreciate your contribution to the charity of your choice in his name, or set out a birdfeeder this fall.
Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong, 250 546-7237.