Donald Leroy Copley

Dad was born in Tynehead, Surrey, B.C. to Charles and Jean Copley. He was 92 years old when he passed away at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm, BC with family at his side.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, Donalda; his parents; two sisters and their spouses- Mildred (Chuck) Wallis and Elaine (Rod) McCaskill; four brothers and their spouses- Stanley (Elsie), Clarence (Annie), Geordie (Georgena) and Sam (Betty); son-in-law Bob Perdue; and brothers in law – Allen Walker, Tom Campbell and Bob Deane.

He is survived by his daughter Diane Perdue and his son Drew (Janet) Copley; four grandchildren Bobbi-Ann (David) Orser, Scott Perdue, David (Pam) Copley and Deanna (Owen) Robertson; six great grandchildren Emma and Brendan Copley, Taylor Perdue, Grace, Anna and Ben Robertson; many nieces and nephews; and sisters in law Joyce Walker, Moira Campbell and Margie Deane.

When Dad served in the military during World War II he met Mom who was a telephone operator in Lloydminster, Alberta.  They married and lived in Surrey where he worked as a carpenter,  they moved to Langley in 1960 and retired to White Lake in 1972. 

Dad loved his family and friends, gardening,  woodworking and hunting; his gardens were something to behold and we all enjoyed his wood working projects. He loved to joke and tease and his great-grandchildren called him Grandpa “Darn It”.

Dad and Mom moved into Salmon Arm in 2002, and shortly after Mom passed away in 2008 Dad moved to Piccadilly Terrace.  Dad could often be seen on his daily walks or having coffee with friends at the mall.

Many thanks to the staff and residents at Piccadilly Terrace, his family doctors and the staff at Bastion Place and the Salmon Arm Hospital.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. 

Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories at 

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