OBITUARY

Donald Clement MICHAUD

May 9, 1938September 2, 2022
Obituary of Donald Clement MICHAUD
Donald Clement Michaud May 9, 1938 – Sept. 2, 2022 Don Michaud quietly slipped away on Thursday, October 2nd at Abbotsford Hospital after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Don was husband and best friend to wife Valdene for 61 years, and father to Craig (Lee), Paul and Andrea Hachey (Michael) and loving, proud grandfather to Dayne, Carson, Hadley and Elliott and great-grandchildren Logan and Emery. He is survived by brothers Dale, David, Darryl and sister Denise Domnich, predeceased by sisters Doreen and Donna and brother Denis. He will be dearly missed by his furry buddy Tucker. Don was born in Gravelbourg, Sask. May 9, 1938 to Clement and Evelyn Michaud. They moved to the Lower Mainland where he attended St. Mary’s School and Gladstone High School. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy to see and sail the world and left the Navy after 5 years. After several sales positions, he joined a food ingredient supplier selling flavors primarily to the Dairy and Beverage industry. This career took him many places and he was well known and respected by all his customers all over the U.S. and Canada visiting major manufacturers. He retired to enjoy the good life in 2005 when he and Valdene moved to Abbotsford. Don and Valdene loved to travel and took many cruises, trips to Puerto Vallarta, winter months in Casa Grande and Hemet and summer vacations in Osoyoos. Don was a great sports fan and loved the Canucks, B.C. Lions, the Blue Jays and NFL football. He really enjoyed attending his grandsons’ lacrosse and hockey games. Memorial service for Don will be held Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at First Memorial Fraser Heights Chapel, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to S.P.C.A. or charity of your choice A memorial service for Donald will be held Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at First Memorial Funeral Services Fraser Heights Chapel, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC V3R3N6, followed by a reception from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.firstmemorialsurrey.com for the MICHAUD family.

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Memorial Service

Thursday, September 22, 2022

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