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HALL, Donald William Henry "Buster"

HALL, Donald William Henry

October 22, 1921


Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com
Condolence Messages
  • Nov 27, 2018
    Uncle Buster was always my favourite uncle growing up. He made our family summer trips to Okanagon Mission so much fun. Always such a character.
    Judy in Vancouver
  • Oct 17, 2017
    And I thought Buster was his name. It may have been 1958 and I was on my way from Hobson Rd. to visit my Grandmother on Burne Ave. and Pandosy. Somewhere near Wardlaw we began to slow down and as we went past Buster was looking along the street to the right. "She should be here" he said to us passengers, took the next right to Richter, right and right again onto Wardlaw. And ahead of us, running toward Pandosy, was his customer, startled and grateful to find the bus on her street.
    A good lesson for six year old me from a fine man.
    John Benmore
  • Oct 02, 2017
    Growing up in the Mission, I remember Buster well as I often took the bus into Kelowna, which at that time seemed so far away. One day the bus broke down, so Buster and his wife picked everyone up in their huge car. I will never forget that, and have told that story often. He was such a kind man and remembered everyone. My condolences to your family.
  • Oct 01, 2017
    I'm sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, Sue. Sending a hug your way.
    Nicki Hokazono
  • Oct 01, 2017
    Speed, Ted, Susan we are sorry to hear about you dad. our condolences and prayers with you. We did know Buster and enjoy his demeanour for years,
    JoJo and Stanko
  • Sep 29, 2017
    All our sympathies to the family in this sad time.
    Frank Vaski & Family
  • Sep 29, 2017
    I remember taking Buster's bus as a small child from our home across from Swordy's store at the south end of Gyro Beach. We had a double entry driveway with the old fashioned mail box in between and that is where Buster would stop. Condolences to your family, he was special.
    Nancy (O'Neill) and mother Dorothy
  • Sep 28, 2017
    Growing up in the Mission, I took the bus a lot. 35 cents for a return ticket to go to the Paramount for a movie, Good memories and all of you are in my prayers. Roni Blacke Sullivan,
  • Sep 28, 2017
    We were saddened to hear about Mr. Hall, we have many fond memories of him. Condolences to Mrs. Hall, George, Susan and Ted.
    Ed And Kathy Anderson
  • Sep 27, 2017
    Dear Ted and Emilia, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you strength knowing he is in a great place. Wish we could be there for you. Sending you both a great big hug and kiss. Lots of love Rita & Dave Werden.
  • Sep 27, 2017
    My family /Harris lived near the Community Hall. We took the bus downtown on Friday nights to Longs drug store. Buster always took the bus in at 6:10 so we could see the 7:00 pm movie. After the movie was over we had to run like mad to catch the bus home 9:15 pm. But Buster would wait cuz it was the only way home. He was always interested in our lives and made the trip fun. If you were short of money he said "pay me next trip". He is part of many happy times! Sorry for your loss!
    Marilyn Harris
  • Sep 27, 2017
    My condolences to the family on your loss. I always had many fond memories of Buster. Two that are prominent, are as follows...
    The first one actually happened before I was born, but my Mother always remembered, and talked about it. We lived at the far end of Truswell Rd, and my Mom used to catch the bus into town regularly. Buster always watched for her, but one day she was running late when the bus got to Truswell Rd. Buster looked down the road to the corner, and saw her, very much pregnant with twins. He did not wait for her, but backed the bus across Lakeshore Rd and down Truswell so that she didn't have to walk so far. I am sure that in 1950 there was very little traffic. That would not be possible today. She very much appreciated it never forgot
    The other one that comes to mind was the time we bought an old colour TV and were attempting to push it home on 2 bicycles. Buster saw us near the hospital and pulled the bus over and came out with a measuring tape to see if there was any way that it would fit onto the bus, but unfortunately it wouldn't fit through the door. He would have given us a free ride rather than see us struggle with it.
    My Mom passed on a few years ago at the age of 100, and now Buster has gone to his reward, but the memories live on.
    RIP, Buster, a life well lived.
    Orison Wood
  • Sep 27, 2017
    Dear Lois and family;
    I send my love and prayers on the passing of your beloved Buster. He was so proud of you all and was such a loving and encouraging man. I loved his smile and happy personality. What fun we had playing tennis at the Mission Hall courts; Albert loved to be his partner so he didn't have to run so much. Buster did it all.
    God be with you and comfort you in the days ahead.
    Love, Beryl Baldeo
  • Sep 27, 2017
    Dear Lois and family,
    I'm sorry to hear of Buster's passing. I have always enjoyed my visits to your home and it was interesting hearing Buster tell about his life as a young person living in Kelowna and to hear his opinion on world affairs or on the affairs of Kelowna of which he was very knowledgeable.. He loved his family, garden and the birds I will miss him. He was a fine man.
    Joyce Philpott
  • Sep 27, 2017
    We are so sorry to hear of Buster's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was a wonderful man.
    Linda and Brad
  • Sep 27, 2017
    I am very sad to hear of Buster's passing. He worked for my Dad (4 Seasons Cabs) and it was always a good day when Buster came in. Always smiling, always happy. Dad and he used to go gold panning together. I am pretty sure no gold was ever found but good times were had by both!
    Our family sends our condolences and our prayers.
    Sharon Cook (Davison)
  • Sep 27, 2017
    I remember Buster very well, he made such an impression on every young person who rode his bus, he made the ride enjoyable. He was engaging and always interested in what you were up to.
    He made a Kelowna a better place to live. I was always proud to have known him.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Domenic and Lina Rampone (Val Rampone son)
  • Sep 27, 2017
    Lois and family, and neighbour George,
    We are sorry for your loss. May happy memories be with you in the days ahead.
    Donna Nicholas and family
  • Sep 26, 2017
    So sorry for the passing of Buster. I will deeply miss him and feel very blessed to have known him.
    Lorette
  • Sep 26, 2017
    Dear Sue and family, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. My condolences and prayers. Laureen Johston
  • Sep 26, 2017
    Just the other day (maybe 9/24) I thought of "Buster" for some reason. When I was little, my grandma, mom & I used to catch his bus for downtown quite often. I remember him as a friendly, kind, thoughtful, helpful gentleman.
    Sorry for your family and friends' loss.
    K. Kraushar (& mom, Winnifred Kraushar & grandma, Harriet Bush-both passed)
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