Donald Gerald Schinnour

Donald Gerald Schinnour

Don passed away September 13, 2013 at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm. He was born in Trial, BC to Laverne & Lily Schinnour February 20, 1938.

He leaves behind a legacy of family including his loving wife of 56 years, Yvonne, his three children, Shelley Dawson (Bill) of Salmon Arm, Dan Schinnour of Calgary, and Sandra Keehn of Armstrong. As well, he is survived by his 6 grandchildren, Jayme Ford (Lucas), Ryan Schinnour (Chelsea), Korey Keehn, Kris Dawson, Jessica Schinnour, and Brad Keehn, and his 3 great grandchildren, Evan, Jensen, and Hudson, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Don was predeceased by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Throughout his lifetime, he owned and operated several businesses in the Shuswap and the Okanagan.

Don loved the water and retired on the Shuswap in 2001. During his retirement years, he discovered a passion for carving.

At Don’s request, no funeral service will be held. A celebration of life is scheduled for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shuswap Hospice Society, Box 967, Salmon Arm, BC VIE 4P1

We wish to thank Dr. Weicker and the nurses and staff of Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Bastion Place for all their care and compassion. Sincere thanks to the wonderful friends at Sherwood Oaks for their caring and support throughout Don’s illness.

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

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