Mr. Donald Dalziel Lee

September 14, 1937March 28, 2021

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Donald Lee. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Joyce, his son David, daughter Jackie (Paul) and his beloved granddaughters Lauryn, Meaghan and Breanna. Don grew up and went to school in East Vancouver. Upon graduation he obtained his certification in automotive mechanics. He joined the Vancouver Fire Department in 1963 and retired in 1993. Don enjoyed playing and coaching soccer and lacrosse. He loved fishing and hunting trips with friends. Many happy years were spent in Birch Bay where he especially enjoyed his weekly golf games. For over 30 years, Don hosted a Boxing Day/Open House party, which was his favorite day of the year. He also looked forward to our regular dinners with the "lacrosse parents" where he enjoyed reminiscing. Don lived a full life with a positive attitude and a smile on his face. He will be deeply missed.

A Celebration of Life to take place in the near future when Covid restriction have been lessened.



No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Steve Laleune

April 12, 2021

Capt. Lee brought a positive attitude to all he did ,through good work , good food and many laughs . His love of lacrosse, soccer was contagious you wanted to be on his crew , always with a smile and a positive outlook . He will be missed

Gloria Beauchamp

April 11, 2021

Don was a very special man. Soft spoken and with a smile always on his face no matter what adversary he faced.

He had a loving and caring family who will miss him always.

Gloria & Dave.

Cheryl MacDonald

April 10, 2021

I shed a few tears today when I happened upon Don's obituary in the paper, His happy, smiling face brought back so many joyful
memories. All the Hockey games, Lacrosse games, road trips, fund raisers, dances, open houses and dinners we've shared with the Lees and our slowly dwindling lacrosse parents are so special. The better part of 20 years spent in arenas in Burnaby and the Lower Mainland. Then there was our London, Paris and Rome trip, and our trains, plane and ship trip with the Buchans, Bells, Dedemus', Lees and MacDonalds. I'll never forget Don hanging out of the train hollering "All Aboard"!!!! . Don was always so enthusiastic. We have had so much fun! We even had our own sisters cheerleading team. So, to Joyce, my lifelong friend, David, Jackie and family , you are not alone in your profound sadness at losing Don. He was a very special, kind man. And we are all really going to miss him.

Stewart . Cooper

April 9, 2021

My condolences to the Lee family.
I've known Don since we were in grade school... Lord Nelson,
then on to Templeton Jr. , then finally Van Tech .
Don was a true gentleman. I am blessed to have known his friendship through the years.
I will miss you my friend,

Stewart Cooper

Ian Monteith

April 9, 2021

To Joyce and family My deepest Condolences. My first day in the firehall #18 I met Don and was welcomed as the new kid he took me under his wing and helped me and trained me We used to car pool from Burnaby and it was always a few laughs on the way to work He was a great work mate and friend and will not be forgotten
Ian Monteith

Larry Hayes

April 8, 2021

My deepest condolences to family and friends in the passing of Don. I so much recall that he was always one who brought a positive and supportive attitude to the arena ... whether it be in the winter for hockey or summer for lacrosse . Don had time for people and everyone had time for him and he was loyal to a fault. Thank you to Joyce, David and Jackie for sharing your husband and Dad with all of us. We are all better people for having known Don.

Larry Hayes
Burnaby Minor Hockey Association