Donald Howard Lynds

June 25, 1930July 31, 2018

Donald Howard Lynds June 25, 1930 – July 31, 2018 Dad passed away peacefully July 31, 2018 at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 25, 1930 to Howard and Evelyn Lynds in Winnipeg, MB After starting out shoveling coal on cargo ships in the Great Lakes, Dad tried bailing hay and trapping before becoming a 5th generation railway man. He married the love of his life and best friend, Marjorie, on January 31, 1953. They made a few stops before settling in Thompson, MB where they raised their family of seven. After joining the Catholic Church, Dad became very active in the Knight of Columbus. He was a charter member of the Thompson Council, became a 4th Degree Knight and also became the Financial Secretary of the Knights and the Church. In 1986 Mom and Dad moved to Portage La Prairie where he worked for the CNR until he retired after 40 years of service. They moved to Paint Lake until 1998 and then to Kamloops. Dad loved to participate in the ALS walks held yearly in June. Dad leaves to mourn his children: Rick (Thérèse), daughter in law Nancy (widow of Randy), Lori (Chris), Kathy (Roger), Marion (Clancy), Terry (David) and Janice. He also leaves behind 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, sister Norma, brother in law Ron, brother Keith and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Marjorie, his parents, Howard and Evelyn, sister Marjorie, son Randy, grandson Dylan, brother in law Bob, sister in law Lorna and sister in law Marion. The Reverend Father Paul Simms will celebrate the Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC, on Saturday August 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Luncheon will follow at the OLPH Parish Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden hospice, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9, or the ALS Society of BC and Yukon.


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Ron Lowry

August 3, 2018

We would like to extend our condolences and sympathy to the Lynds Family on the loss of Don. It is very hard to believe that they are both gone. Don was first of all a good friend and later a loving brother in law. They both leave wonderful memories to all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ron and Donna

Phil Gies

August 2, 2018

Don and Marj were the first people we met in Thompson in the spring of 1960, across the street neighbours. Don and Marj were good people and I have valued their friendship many years. Condolences to the family and now Don is with the love of his life.

April Archambault (Hamilton)

August 2, 2018

Please know we are thinking of you all during this very difficult time of loss. I still remember as a young girl, Uncle Don making us a wooden flute while camping and being delighted by it. Praying for peace and comfort.

April, Alf, Josh, Caitlin, Anna & Claire