Donald Leslie Brothers
was born November 8, 1923
in Grand Forks, B.C. and
passed away on February 9,
2017 at Hardy View Lodge in
Grand Forks, B.C. at the age of 93.
Don was predeceased by his fi rst
wife Dorothy Brothers, parents Montezuma
and Lorna Brothers and brother Ted.
He is lovingly survived by wife Betty Brothers,
Daughters Lana Collins (John), Linda Brothers, Leslie
Brothers and stepdaughter Alycia Wybou (Terry).
His grandchildren Joe Viszket, Lisa Lafl amme (Erik),
Joanne Merritt, Bobbi & Zorion Terrell, Challen
Wilkison, Kristen Wiebe, Devan Wybou, Brendan
Wybou, Meaghan Forrester and great grandchildren
Emma Terrell, Mikayla Wybou.
As a young man, Don became a pilot with the
Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.
Later he practiced law in the Province of B.C. and
then represented Rossland – Trail in the Legislative
Assembly of British Columbia from 1958 – 1972 with
the B.C. Social Credit Party; becoming the Minister
of Mines and Petroleum Resources in 1964 and the
Minister of Education in 1972. He was appointed to
the Provincial Assessment Appeal Board of B.C. and
after that he was appointed to a number of Indian
Bands to chair the Assessment Review Board.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday,
February 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church in Grand Forks, B.C. with the reception lunch
at the Christina Lake Community Hall at 12 noon.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Baker
Family of Grand Forks Funeral Home