Donald "Don" Robert Jantz

January 14, 1965October 22, 2018

Donald "Don, Donny" Robert Jantz, age 53, died as a result of a workplace accident on October 22nd, 2018 in North Vancouver. He was loved by many for his infectious smile, quick humor, and love for laughter. He is missed dearly by all that knew and loved him. In his honor, a Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, December 17th at the Italian Cultural Center at 2:00pm. He was often seen wearing red so please wear something red if possible. Don loved a good story and so this will be a time for us to gather and share our stories, experiences, and memories.

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Kristin Gilder

April 5, 2019

I wish with all my heart that I had known about this. For a very large part of my life this man was someone I considered a dad. I just heard about this today from my sister I don't even know how she found out. I will miss him so much. Hope you're riding in heaven with mum now give her a hug for me.

James Gordon

December 7, 2018

I recently went the Park and Tilford Starbucks to have my usual coffee . Shortly after sitting down I discovered the coffee didn’t quite taste the sameI discovered the surrounding the atmosphere had changed greatly. As my friend was no longer there to share with me those wonderful conversations and tid bits the often engaged in.
My friend Don was very remarkable. Smile was truly genuine and he when he would shake my hand and say it’s good to see you I haven’t seen you for a while I felt honored that he was as glad to me as I was him. A coffee at Starbucks just another coffee. A day at Neptune is just another arguos shift as my friend is no longer there to laugh and smile with me . I miss you much my friend but I will forever cling to our friend ship and your infectious and charming smile will for ever stay planted firmly in my memory. Thanks for your friendship. You will be missed but never forgotten. Rip my dear friend.

Rob Wilson

December 4, 2018

I spent many mornings at Starbucks Park and Tilford having coffee with Don. Always a big smile first thing in the morning and another story to tell. I will admit to being a bit jealous sometimes watching him live life to the fullest. He was so proud of his two Chevy shortbox pickups and I could see he really loved riding his Harley. He spent a couple mornings telling me all about the bike trip that he recently took back east with some of the guys from Neptune. Sounded like he had a blast even tho the weather wasn't always cooperative. I got the feeling that Don would have given anyone the shirt off his back if they needed it. It is an honor to have known him and worked with him.

Andrea Unger

November 17, 2018

Don had this profound effect on all that knew him at work. For me especially as we would spend countless hours over the many years that I knew him talking about life, work, bikes and about how he managed to get so much coal on himself all the time. His infectious smile and his lovable manner. Don played a key role in our work lives and he strived and succeeded every day to do his best. More than that he was a super great sweet guy. So immensely proud of his son and I remember the day they worked as partners one day. He couldn’t have been more proud and it was awesome to see those two tackle the day. Don enjoyed his life to the fullest. He was always grabbing life by the horns and always filling his time with great adventures. I would do anything to have another chance to gaze into those eyes and just talk about stuff. My dear work buddy and friend is sorely missed. My deepest condolences to the family.

Rick Jones

November 11, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Jantz family. I had the privilege of working with Don and Neptune for several years. He was an incredible worker with a great work ethic. No task was to great for him and he always had a smile on his face even when covered in product. Don was very well respected by his Neptune brothers on and off the job. I quickly learned of two of Dons passions... getting his job done and doing it well, and spending time touring on his bike, both of which he took great pride in. I was proud to call Don a friend and he will be sorely missed.

Zoltan (Zoli) Gal

November 1, 2018

Dear Jonathan:

I loved your father the way I love mine. He was a free spirit, a friendly biker, an always happy friend. Every time you made a board move or got another rating under your belt, he told me how proud he was of you. He told me that you’re a good boy.

He was a great father of yours and even if he wasn’t perfect, his imperfection made him a real human being. I know he will be watching over you and protect you in your life. You are not alone.

I will miss him dearly. I am here for you Brother. Whenever, wherever you need me, I’ll be there for you.

With love,