Donald Nels Nelson

Donald Nels Nelson

Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Don passed away peacefully at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm, BC.

Predeceased by both parents, son Robert, and brother Conrad.  Don started working for CP Telecommunications as a telegraph messenger at the age of 13, which led to a career which spanned 43 years.

Dad was a passionate collector of music and postage stamps and will always be remembered by friends and family as a cheerful gentleman with an infectious laugh, and was considered as a ‘second father’ to many.  Dad left us to go see the greatest jazz band ever assembled and to share the wonder of those sounds with the son he has missed so dearly. 

Don and Marg have enjoyed many wonderful years in Sorrento on the beautiful Shuswap Lake. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret, sons Don (Sandy), Rick (Michelle), Chris (Nicole), grandchildren Kyla, Dana, Richard, Steven, Randi, Andrew and Christine. Great grandchildren Finn, Calen, Maggie and Jackson. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

No service at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Vi holder deg alltid kjær, Dad.

Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Don’s obituary at www,.fischersfuneralservices.com.


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