Davis, Donald (Donny) – a long-time resident of Rossland passed away at KBRH on January 9, 2014 peacefully surrounded by his family. Don was born in Rossland on October 8, 1929.
Donny took his heavy duty mechanic apprenticeship at the Rossland Co-op. He then spent 31years at Cominco-Teck working in the garage and plants – known for his silver hardhat and his excellent workmanship. In the late 70s Don opened the ProShop in the Rossland Arena-sharpening skates and selling hockey equipment.
Don had a passion for all sports and played for the Rossland Redmen Lacrosse Team for many years, Rossland and Trail Junior and Senior Hockey teams, baseball, downhill skiing and ski jumping. He was inducted in the BC Lacrosse Hall of Fame. In the later years Don was the equipment manager for the Rossland Junior Warriors as well as very active on the Warrior executive. He was also a member of the Rossland Curling Club, and spent 45 years as a member of the Oddfellow/Rebekah Lodge.
Donny is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Marilyn, his children; Patti (Sam), Donna (Rick), and Ken (Sandy), his 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Donny is also survived by his brother Ken (Beryl), many sisters and brother’s in-law, nieces and nephews.
Don was predeceased by his parents Dorothy and Tom Davis, his brother Wiggy, his sister Dorothy, and his nephews Tom, Doug, Todd and Eugene.
Donny was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grand Papa. He instilled his many values on us all and cherished the time he spent with his family.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Rossland United Church with Reverend Ken Siemens officiating. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Don’s name may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation (Critical Care Campaign) at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca