Donald Gerald Dunn

Donald Gerald Dunn

Donald Edwin Dunn passed away peacefully at Salmon Arm, BC on September 19, 2013 at the age of 83 years.

Born in Racine, Wisconsin, USA on March 7, 1930. Don worked in the oil fields in various locations in Alberta, where he and his wife Inez raised their three young children. Don, with his late wife Inez, fulfilled their dream of a future life in Salmon Arm by relocating in July of 1969. They were successful owner operators of the first Fabric Centre, and quickly became active members throughout the Community. After seven years Don designed and built a new and larger store for his adored wife and the growing Communities needs. Don dedicated his life to helping others in many forms of volunteer work, to name a few, their church, soup kitchens, Salvation Army, and the Thrift Store. He was well known and respected for his love of nature and the outdoors, cycling for years on the rural roads of the North Okanagan and Shuswap, skiing, hiking, canoeing, fishing and camping. Along with his mechanical and engineering talent he assisted many with being the Mr. Fix It and Amateur Inventor.

Don was predeceased by his wife, Inez on August 7, 2007.

Don leaves his loving children; Karen (Don) Fralick of Kelowna, Kathy (Pat) Larstone of Fort Smith, North West Territories, Glenn Dunn of Salmon Arm and nine adoring grandchildren; Kelly, Joy and Cally Jo, Tyler and Harmony, Chelsea, Tabatha, Kristine and Alexis.

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In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in memory of Don may be sent to B.C.’s Children’s Hospital or the Crossroads Free Methodist Church – Soup Kitchen, both may be made through Bowers Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

The funeral service will be held from Crossroads Free Methodist Church, Salmon Arm, on Saturday afternoon, September 28th at 1 p.m. with Pastor George Fleming, and Pastor Sheldon Carlson officiating. A reception will follow in the Church hall, followed by interment in the family plot at Mt. Ida Cemetery.

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