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CHRISTIANSON, M. Donald (Don)

CHRISTIANSON, M. Donald (Don)

Don passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the age of 74 at Hospice House in Kelowna with his loving wife, Shirley, at his side. He was born on January 18, 1944 in Flin Flon, MB. Don was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Catherine, his brothers Gale, Bill, Cal, David and Harl and sister Pat Burton. Surviving sister is Doris Searle (Russell) in Ontario. Don started his long career in mining and safety in Flin Flon, then went on to BC and Indonesia before retiring to Kelowna. Being a selfless man, Don always put his family first. He will be dearly missed. His memory will be cherished by his wife Shirley, his children Bob (Cindy), Dan (Marcy), Carol Hunter (Bill), Reagan (Daniel) and Lindsay (Miann). His eight grandchildren – Alex, Sarena, Tyler, Kyle, Braydon, Casper, Ella and Judah were a great sense of pride and joy to him and he eagerly anticipated their visits and FaceTime. Don will be missed by his and Shirley’s extended families, friends and golfers at Quail Ridge. The family will be celebrating Don’s life at a private gathering later. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, www.parkinson.org. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.


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Condolence Messages
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Don was an ideal brother-in-law whom I miss already. Helpful, quietly supportive, always good company is what I am missing. His calm discretion was always in evidence.
    RIP Don,
    Russell Searle
  • Jan 02, 2019
    I am so sorry for your loss Shirley. Wishing you much strength at this time and my heart is with you.
    Denita Anderson
  • Dec 27, 2018
    Shirley, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Don was such a 'gentle'man and had such a wonderful attitude. Cherish the memories in your heart and know that you are not alone.
    Bob & Pat Thompson
  • Dec 26, 2018
    Dear Shirley & family, so sorry to hear about Don,s passing.My heart goes out to all of you.You are in my thoughts.
    Irmgard Ruckheim
  • Dec 24, 2018
    So sorry to hear about Don's passing. I will be praying for you Shirley and your family.
    Ann Wiebe
  • Dec 23, 2018
    Don left this world too soon, but he clearly lived a loving, caring life, and that is a legacy that speaks so highly of him. He carried his Parkinson's with dignity, grace and good humour. All that knew him will feel this loss. Our sympathies go to you Shirley, and your large extended family.
    Debbie & Garry Hartley
  • Dec 23, 2018
    My sincere sympathies to Shirley and family.
    I bowled with Don for many years, he was always a kind and gentle man. My heart goes out to you Shirley and family. He will be missed.
    Bert
  • Dec 21, 2018
    Shirley: Sorry to hear of Don's passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    Ron & Shirley McIsaac
  • Dec 21, 2018
    I am missing you already dad, you were a great father, friend and mentor.
    Love you,
    Robert Christianson
  • Dec 21, 2018
    We are so sorry to hear about Don's passing. Condolences to Shirley and family.
    Wine Central
  • Dec 20, 2018
    I worked with Don at the golf course. He will be missed.
    Gil Goodman
  • Dec 20, 2018
    Aunty Shirley and family, so sorry to hear of Uncle Don's passing. He is one uncle I will never forget. I'm sure Mom greeted him with big hugs. Love to all, Sandra, Brandon and Josh.
  • Dec 20, 2018
    So sorry to hear of Don's passing. We enjoyed getting him to know him as he marshaled at the golf course. Our deepest sympathy to Don's family.
    Kate & James Dusik
  • Dec 20, 2018
    Don was such a great guy.
    A true friend, full of kindness.
    Gary Doll
  • Dec 20, 2018
    Dear Shirley and Family. I'm so saddened to hear of Don's passing. Our thoughts are with you. We shared so many good times and many fond memories were made over the years. I feel like I've lost a Brother! With love,
    Marie Bridger & Family.
  • Dec 20, 2018
    Our sincere condolences at this sad time for you and your family.
    John & Doreen Jack
  • Dec 20, 2018
    I also worked with Don at the golf course - a good man, kind and considerate. He will be missed.
    Brian
  • Dec 20, 2018
    My deepest sympathies are with Don's wife, and family.
    I was blessed to get to know you.
    RIP Don.
    Sandra
  • Dec 20, 2018
    So sorry to hear of Don's passing. I worked with Don for a number of years at the golf course and found that he was always a gentleman who treated everyone with good humour and kindness.
    Al Keating
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