Peter "Don" Donald Guilbeault
December 5, 1945 – October 5, 2020
(Don) Peter Donald Guilbeault after a courageous battle with cancer passed away on Oct 5, 2020 at VIHA Comox North. Born in Vancouver on Dec 5, 1945.
Employed at Courtenay/Comox Free Press from graduating high school until the Free Press closed. Retired commissioned captain of the 1726 Canadian Scottish Regiment Cadet Division for 21 yrs. Don played many years of softball and coached fastball in the Comox Valley. He worked in security in his later years for Thunderbird Security and The Commissionaires and was a volunteer member of C.O.P.'s Citizens on Patrol. He also worked installing shelving with Shelving King. Don is a proud member of the BC Métis Federation.
Predeceased by father Henry (Hank) Guilbeault, mother Molanka (Molly) Guilbeault nee Kuzma, and granddaughter Crystal Neitz.
Survived by wife: of 46 years, Lorrie Guilbeault. Son: Donald Guilbeault and wife Wendy; grandchildren Deborah Guilbeault and Christopher Guilbeault. Daughter: Marlanda Harris-Guilbeault; grandchildren: Marion Reitsma and husband Curtis Reitsma; great grandchild: Parker Reitsma. Daughter: Deborah Hannon and husband George Hannon; grandchild: Molanka Musclow and husband Justin Musclow; great grandchildren Finnigan Musclow and Julia Musclow; grandchild Brenda-Lynn Luther. Many 1726 Canadian Scottish Regiment Cadets, and good friends.
Recognition of thanks to the Red Cross Courtenay, VIHA North Comox/Courtenay Unit 4A, Dr. Reggler, and Ambulance Services.
A private interment will be held at the Courtenay Civic Cemetery. Donations for the Local Red Cross or Vancouver Island North Hospices would be appreciated.
Please join us in remembering Don below.
A Private Family Gathering
Peter "Don" Donald Guilbeault
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October 18, 2020
Don was one of those special people that when they cross your path they enhance your life and they make a difference. It was a pleasure to be on the journey of COPS with him and Lorrie.
October 17, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of Coach Don's passing. I have many fond memories of him coaching us crazy ladies at fastball. He had such a big heart and he won't be forgotten. Condolences to you, Lorrie.
October 15, 2020
Don was such a special person..Whether we were at work or just socializing with him and Lorrie there was always lots of laughing and fun...You will be greatly missed dear friend but we know that we will be meeting again one day..and you best be at that gate...and Lorrie big hugs and we will always be here to help you out any way we can... Lance and Sharon...xx
Geraldine & Kenneth Foster
October 13, 2020
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. He made me laugh and you always knew where you stood with Don. He gave lots to his Community and you should all be proud. It was an Honor to know him. Our hears go out to the family, it is never an easy time.
Ken & Gerrie
October 12, 2020
Thinking of all the family and the community he loved and gave too. Deeply sorry for this news of his passing, Strength be with you all dealing with Don*s loss. Kathy Weir(Downey) Nanaimo