Donald Malcolm MACALLISTER
24 July , 1941 – 18 June , 2018
Don passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on June 18/18 at the young age of 76. When final, tearful goodbyes were said, Don was surrounded by the greatest loves of his life, his family. Don has left a huge hole in the hearts of his loving family. His wife Velma of 55 years, daughter Debbie (Royce), sons Darren (Allison), Dale (Shabrina) and Daughter-in-law Marcey (Joseph). Devastated by his sudden passing are the greatest joys of his life.....his grandchildren. Mark, Kelly, Lauren, Brett, Alanna, Malcolm, Alissa, Zack and Austin. Don wore many hats, Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Santa Claus, and Volunteer Extraordinaire. Don loved life to the fullest each and every day and had a knack of making friends everywhere he went. He always saw the best in people, and was always the first one to jump in and help when needed. Don loved telling stories and had great wisdom to share, and even managed to teach his doctors something amazing. Something they had only read about in medical journals but had never witnessed firsthand. But then again, that was Don - AMAZING!! Everyone who had the honour and pleasure of knowing Don, knew without a doubt, he was truly a selfless man. That selflessness was evident in his final dying wish, to carry on a life by being an organ donor. Enough said. Please join us to celebrate Don’s amazing life on July 22/18 from 1pm-4pm at the Langley Golf Centre. Don’s Celebration of Life will be Hawaiian themed (his second favourite place in the world next to home) so please come dressed in your best “Maui Don” attire, and, if you’re a car collector....BRING YOUR WHEELS!” In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Don’s name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Donald Malcolm MACALLISTER
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13 July 2018
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Velma and family. Don Mac was a wonderful person who will be missed by everyone who knew him.
OK, now let's talk about Don, I worked with Don Mac for a number of years at Nestle. Nestle was more than a work place, it was family. Don Mac along with a number of others were the cornerstone of the business. Don was the most respected representative in the food industry. The customers could count on him. His accomplishments cannot be measured.
When it came to a sales meeting we could always rely on Don to keep us in line , but I can remember 1 Christmas Party where I saw Don Mac handing out flaming Zambucas to fellow staff & at the same party I turned around to find Don dancing on a table. For all of you who knew Don this is very unconventional for him & Don Brown at the time, had the privilege of dealing with the bill. Don worked very hard but it was exciting to hear about his acquisitions of collector cars with his family. I remember some time ago when Don & family bought lakefront property in the interior. I heard of many exciting experiences they had. They will have many memories that will last forever.
Sincerely Don Carss
13 July 2018
I was so shocked to hear of Don's sudden passing. My deepest Sympathies to you and family.
I found Don to be one of the finest, most sincere people I have met. He will surely be missed.
11 July 2018
Sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Don. I have many happy memories at McKee and we enjoyed our Waikiki holiday with "Uncle" Don. Take care,
Pearl, Sandy & Emily
5 July 2018
Words can’t convey at how shocked I am to hear of Don’s passing. Don and Velma cooked our scrumptious Christmas luncheons at the Delta Stroke Recovery Society. In fact, some of us were going to their farm for one of our outings to have a BBQ and see Don’s classic cars in a few weeks.
Velma, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Much love and hugs,
Rosemarie from the Tsawwassen stroke group.
3 July 2018
Don could always put a smile on my face. He had such a positive outlook on life and such a sunny disposition you couldn't help but smile whenever you had a chance to talk with him. I will sincerely miss him.
28 June 2018
I was so saddened to hear of Dons sudden passing. I worked with Don for many years at Nestle and always looked to him as my mentor. No one at the company in those days was more of a dedicated and hard working employee. He was always there to share stories of his family or grandchildren and of course the love of his life Velma.
Please know that we are thinking of all of you at this time and are sending our condolences and love.
Rick and Heather Caulfield
Al and Heather Johannson
27 June 2018
We are shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Don. We have such fond memories of all the fun times. The sorority parties, the family weddings, the trips, and particularly, the 10 years helping Don and Velma organise the Dickens Dinners. Everyone on the committee had something Don had procured, stored at their home for months before the dinner.
Our fondest memory is of surprising them in London and then touring them around England. Don would never let Al forget about running out of gas on the M1.
Velma, Darren, Debbie, Dale and families, you are in our hearts, our thoughts and prayers.
Love you all
Heather and Al.
23 June 2018
Sorry so to hear of Don's passing. I worked with Don at Nestlé for 8 years and we had many memories of sales meetings , incentive trips and the like. After we stopped working together I would occasionaly run into him and catch up on his world and particularly his passion for vehicles ! I often told his to not work so hard he was making the rest of us look bad ☺
Family was always first , Don will be sadly missed.
Our hearts go out to you please trust he is in a better place.
Alex and Linda Kingstonn