Donald Walter McCannell

30 September , 19233 December , 2018

Donald started life in Sioux Lookout, Ontario but spent his formative years in Transcona Manitoba. He was a rascal according to many a family story which he would never deny.

Don, was of the generation that saw WW2 interrupt their early adulthood. He served in the Canadian 1st Division Army as a Gunner. After the war he decided to seek out warmer winters than Manitoba and found himself in BC working as a locomotive engineer in Squamish where he met the love of his life, Daphne. After their early years of marriage in Squamish they moved to North Vancouver and raised two daughters. In his retirement years, he was a loving and involved grandfather to his grandchildren.

In their 68 years of marriage, there was much travel (always in search of a warmer winter season), much laughter and much love for family and friends. They recently relocated to be closer to family on Vancouver Island. While his passing was not unexpected, he will always be greatly missed by all that loved him.


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